Microsoft previewed a new feature in Windows that can significantly increase the speed applications are loaded and extend the virtual memory of a computer system by accessing secondary and peripheral storage devices such as USB Flash memory sticks. Microsoft calls this feature “SuperFetch.” Library system codes of most used applications are pre-loaded during the normal start of the OS. This approach will cut down application boot times by about 80 percent. The feature will run in the background and make use of multithreading capability. Vista will be able to use the storage space of peripheral storage devices such as Flash memory sticks to expand its virtual memory space. Users who are connecting a 512 MByte or 1 GByte stick to their system will see an immediate bump in virtual memory space. SuperFetch will be available in the final version of Windows Vista.

Microsoft previewed a new feature in Windows that can significantly increase the speed applications are loaded and extend the virtual memory of a computer system by accessing secondary and peripheral storage devices such as USB Flash memory sticks. Microsoft calls this feature “SuperFetch.” Library system codes of most used applications are pre-loaded during the normal start of the OS. This approach will cut down application boot times by about 80 percent. The feature will run in the background and make use of multithreading capability. Vista will be able to use the storage space of peripheral storage devices such as Flash memory sticks to expand its virtual memory space. Users who are connecting a 512 MByte or 1 GByte stick to their system will see an immediate bump in virtual memory space. SuperFetch will be available in the final version of Windows Vista.