Windows 10: Win10 Performance actually improve over time?

  1.    02 Jan 2018 #1

    Win10 Performance actually improve over time?


    Sorry for what may seem like a dumb question -- but I have not been using Win10 all that much on a daily basis, even though I am an Insider, but instead have stuck with Win8.1.

    Then lately, I have been encountering problems in 8.1, especially in the video drivers area -- where AMD has stopped making drivers for my video card.

    So (reluctantly) I have switched over to using Win10 Pro on a daily basis, and even though it's only been a couple of weeks now, I have noticed that the responsiveness of Win10 seems to be getting better and better over time.

    So, is this jut my imagination (or wishful thinking?) or does it actually improve performance as you use it?
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  2.    02 Jan 2018 #2

    Windows 10 is “designed for speed”, promising you faster boot times, resume times, and more. Windows 10 is a tad faster than Windows 8.1.
    SuperFetch is a technology in Windows Vista and onwards that tries to make sure often-accessed data can be read from the fast RAM instead of the slow hard drive. SuperFetch decreases boot time, and makes sure applications that you use the most load more efficiently. SuperFetch also takes timing into account, in that it will adapt itself to your usage patterns. SuperFetch makes applications launch faster. SuperFetch does this by pre-loading your most often used applications in main memory, based on not only usage patterns, but also on when you use them. SuperFetch attempts to predict which applications you will launch next and preloads all of the necessary data into memory. Its prediction algorithm is superior and can predict which next 3 applications you will launch by what time in a day. It stores this information in scenario files with a .db extension in the %SystemRoot%\Prefetch directory alongside standard prefetch files used to optimize application launch. The key here is that the more RAM you have, the bigger the benefit SuperFetch delivers. Its job is to maintain and improve system performance over time. In theory, on SSD's which have a very fast access time, the caching feature isn't needed and SuperFetch can be disabled.
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       03 Jan 2018 #3

    FreeBooter said: View Post
    Windows 10 is “designed for speed”, promising you faster boot times, resume times, and more. Windows 10 is a tad faster than Windows 8.1.
    SuperFetch is a technology in Windows Vista and onwards that tries to make sure often-accessed data can be read from the fast RAM instead of the slow hard drive. SuperFetch decreases boot time, and makes sure applications that you use the most load more efficiently. SuperFetch also takes timing into account, in that it will adapt itself to your usage patterns. SuperFetch makes applications launch faster. SuperFetch does this by pre-loading your most often used applications in main memory, based on not only usage patterns, but also on when you use them. SuperFetch attempts to predict which applications you will launch next and preloads all of the necessary data into memory. Its prediction algorithm is superior and can predict which next 3 applications you will launch by what time in a day. It stores this information in scenario files with a .db extension in the %SystemRoot%\Prefetch directory alongside standard prefetch files used to optimize application launch. The key here is that the more RAM you have, the bigger the benefit SuperFetch delivers. Its job is to maintain and improve system performance over time. In theory, on SSD's which have a very fast access time, the caching feature isn't needed and SuperFetch can be disabled.
    I've always wondered, if ram is faster than SSD, that's faster than an HDD, isn't the Superfetch feature a welcomed edge?
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  4.    03 Jan 2018 #4

    Yes RAM faster than SSD and HDD i have Windows 10 installed on SSD i have disabled Superfetch i have not notice any slow down at all.
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       03 Jan 2018 #5

    Mark Phelps said: View Post
    Sorry for what may seem like a dumb question -- but I have not been using Win10 all that much on a daily basis, even though I am an Insider, but instead have stuck with Win8.1.

    Then lately, I have been encountering problems in 8.1, especially in the video drivers area -- where AMD has stopped making drivers for my video card.

    So (reluctantly) I have switched over to using Win10 Pro on a daily basis, and even though it's only been a couple of weeks now, I have noticed that the responsiveness of Win10 seems to be getting better and better over time.

    So, is this jut my imagination (or wishful thinking?) or does it actually improve performance as you use it?
    I think it's your imagination.
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       03 Jan 2018 #6

    roy111 said: View Post
    I think it's your imagination.
    It could be that his prefetch and temp files were cluttered with non-sense, and the switch to W10 cleared all that up. Combined with W10 being an actual better performance OS, but you know what's holding back the potential? The *********** ***** ******** bloatware and apps that are going full killing floor in the background.
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  7.    03 Jan 2018 #7

    Hi,

    I think it's your imagination.
    I don't think so. The difference is marginal though.

    Regarding Superfetch, I agree that an SSD wouldn't need it but W10 seems to disagree with that. It always re-enables it after every update so I leave it at that.

    Combined with W10 being an actual better performance OS, but you know what's holding back the potential? The *********** ***** ******** bloatware and apps that are going full killing floor in the background.
    You can stop them from running in the background if you like.



    Cheers,
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