Mar 282009

Ever since I became the unfortunate owner of a new laptop (rather nice in most respects, actually) that requires Vista, I’ve been cursing the programmers in Redmond.

One prevailing mystery was this: if my laptop is in Sleep/Hibernation for more than a few hours, why does it take literally forever for it to wake up? And why is there is constant disk activity while I wait for it to respond?

It seems that I may have found the answer. It’s the blasted Superfetch service in Vista, ostensibly designed to help speed up the launching of applications. Perhaps it does that… but on a laptop, it also does many other things, none of them pleasant. It seems that the best thing to do is to disable the Superfetch service once and for all, and call it a bad memory.

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