Can’t locate the Superfetch Service on Windows 10? Look for SysMain instead!

Superfetch service is not displayed
Written by Brendan Smith

In the latest builds of Windows 10, the Superfetch service is not displayed. How to find it?

Today’s worldwide web abounds valid instructions emphasizing the significance of disabling the Superfetch Service when the Windows operating system is installed on an SSD.

We have recently received a support ticket from one of our regular customers. He mentioned that they wanted to disable the Superfetch Service but could not locate it in the list of available services.

So, why is it no longer visible on Windows 10?

The answer to this question is simple. Microsoft decided to rename the Superfetch service to SysMain in its latest Windows builds. This service can be disabled whenever you are certain that it is causing high CPU usage on your device.

Therefore, locate SysMain, perform a double-click on it, choose “Disable” and finally click “OK”.

Superfetch service is not displayed. How to find it?

How to disable Sysmain (former Superfetch) in Windows 10 Sevices

Superfetch can sometimes consume a lot of CPU resources and RAM. It may drive your disk usage up to 100%, raise CPU temperatures, and decrease your computer’s speed. If these problems persist even with Superfetch turned off, go ahead and turn it back on — your performance issues aren’t being caused by Superfetch.

Read also: Disk D: is not accessible. Access is denied on Windows 10 – How to Fix?

Brendan Smith
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Brendan Smith

I'm Brendan Smith, a passionate journalist, researcher, and web content developer. With a keen interest in computer technology and security, I specialize in delivering high-quality content that educates and empowers readers in navigating the digital landscape.

With a focus on computer technology and security, I am committed to sharing my knowledge and insights to help individuals and organizations protect themselves in the digital age. My expertise in cybersecurity principles, data privacy, and best practices allows me to provide practical tips and advice that readers can implement to enhance their online security.


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