How To Not Clear The Windows XP Prefetch Folder – Ep. 18
- October 10, 2009
- Posted by: Craig Chamberlin
- Category: Uncategorized
Today’s video goes over a well known myth that clearing out the prefetch in your Windows XP system will speed up your computer. In reality, you want to make sure you do not clear the prefetch in your Windows XP system because the prefetch is designed to create an index of files Windows XP deems necessary to store into your system memory. Essentially, it’s like the index of a book, when you ask Windows XP to open a program, it grabs the index out of your prefetch so that it can cache the files listed in that index into system memory. In non-geek terms, the prefetch is a good thing that actually speeds up your computer, let Windows XP manage it.