Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 11th May 2009 20:43 UTC
Windows SuperFetch is a technology in Windows Vista and onwards that is often misunderstood. I decided to delve into this technology to see what it is all about, and to dispel some of the myths surrounding this feature.
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I've seen an awful lot of sites trying desperately to dispel 'myths' about Superfetch, and Prefetch in Windows XP, but it doesn't dispel them at all because any such system has to make assumptions about what your most used applications are. It really is debatable how much of a performance improvement there is using it, and I've seen no benchmarks to suggest that any improvement exists - at all. I've only seen articles dispelling 'myths' about it.

my benchmark in xp:
after deleting all prefetch file in the prefetch folder, winxp take way less time to boot.
i user my xp only to play games (for work, linux is fine too). i didn't notice a slowdown in my start up time for games app.
so, winxp take less time to go from computer off to ingame without prefetch ;)

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