You can disable and enable Superfetch by typing 'Services' into the Start
Menu. Scroll down the list of services until your find SuperFetch then
double click it to access the options such as enable, disable, pause etc.
I'm unsure if there is any negative effect of turning it on and off
frequently but I would imaine there wouldn't be any issues.
I can't think of anyway to create a gaming profile as such, perhaps you
could write a script which disables any services you want to save you having
to manually select them, and then another one to renable them after you've
As for whether it would improve your performance, Superfetch should
automatically be running in the lowest priority mode when your running
Crysis, and any memory currently used by Superfetch would be automatically
released should the application need it.
Hope this is of use,
"ByronGman" <ByronGman@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> Hello everyone!
> I recently bought Crysis and have been running it on my laptop. I can play
> the game with most settings on HIGH and just get a few slow downs when the
> action is heavy. In the interest of of tweaking my performance to the
> maximum, I was browsing about and saw someone mention that turning off the
> Vista Superfetch feature improved their gameplay significantly.
> Now I happen to like Vista's efficiency management, with the sole
> that when I run a game like Crysis I want all background task at an
> So my question has several parts:
> How do I turn off Superfetch in Windows Vista Home Premium? Someone said
> could do this using the control panel. If your method involves the command
> prompt or something intense, please list the steps in detail.
> How do I turn Superfetch on again? And is there any wrong with continually
> switching this feature on and off?
> Is there a way I can set-up Superfetch so that it works with only certain
> profiles on my computer. In other words, can I set-up a "Gaming" user
> where Superfetch will remain off, and have Superfetch set to come on when
> access my primary profile? So basically I could just log off and log in
> when I wanted to play a game.