I am trying to run the following powershell command to disable Superfetch on a Windows 8.1 machine. Powershell window is open as Administrator and I am logged in as administrator.
Set-Service -name Superfetch -StartupType Disabled -Status Stopped
However I receive the following error
Service 'Superfetch (SysMain)' cannot be configured due to the following error: The specified service does not exist as an installed service + CategoryInfo : PermissionDenied: (System.ServiceProcess.ServiceController:ServiceController) [Set-Service], ServiceCommandException + FullyQualifiedErrorId : CouldNotSetService,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.SetServiceCommand + PSComputerName : xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
Clearly this service is installed, I see it in the installed services snap-in. I see the CategoryInfo as 'PermissionDenied'. How can I disable this service via powershell? I am logged in as an admin! Thanks!