Annoying Disk Activity on Windows Vista

I've been annoyed for some time by the periodic (and frequent) bouts of inexplicable disk activity on my Windows Vista machine.

A big thank you to www.mydigitallife.info which correctly suggests that this is caused by a Windows Service called SuperFetch. SuperFetch probably provides some performance gains on systems which are always left on by pre-loading frequently used files into memory when the system isn't doing anything else.

My system is rebooted somewhat frequently so SuperFetch not only annoys me but is also wearing out my hard drive with it's constant disk activity.

To disable SuperFetch simply go to Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services. Right click on SuperFetch, select properties and set the start up type to "Manual", then click "Stop".

Enjoy the peace :cool:

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