Fix: Windows 10 is Slowing Down my Computer

By: Ivan Jenic
2 minute read

Microsoft has promised improved performance with Windows 10, and even though many users report improved performance some are claiming that Windows 10 has slowed down their system, so let’s explore this issue.
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Solution 1 – Check for viruses

Just like any other Windows system, Windows 10 is vulnerable to viruses, so make sure that your system is clean. You can download any free antivirus software and do a full system scan just to be sure.

Solution 2 – Disable heavy performance processes

  1. Open Task Manager by pressing Ctrl + Shift + Esc on your keyboard.
  2. When Task Manager opens go to Startup tab.
  3. Sort the processes by their Startup impact rating.
  4. Disable processes in High category, but don’t disable crucial programs such as your antivirus.

Solution 3 – Enable faster startup option

It seems that Microsoft has added a new feature called Hybrid Startup and Shutdown that puts your PC into hibernation state and improves the startup and shutdown process. This option might consume bit more power, because it doesn’t turn off your computer completely, so keep that in mind. To enable faster startup, do the following:

  1. Go to Control Panel and open Power Options.
  2. Click on What The Power Button Does and click Change Settings That Are Currently Unavailable.
  3. Now some hidden options should become available and you can select Turn On Fast Startup.
  4. Save your changes and you’re good to go.

Solution 4 – Check for slow services

As soon as your Windows 10 starts do the following:

  1. Press Windows key + R and type services.msc and press Enter.
  2. Services Window should open, and it will reveal the list of all services that are starting with your Windows 10. Look for any services that take too long to launch.
  3. Find those services on the list, right click them and change the settings from Default to Delayed Start.
  4. Save your changes and restart.

Solution 5 – Disable blur effects and transparency

Sometimes these effects can have their toll on your performance so you might want to disable them.

  1. Go to Launch Settings.
  2. Then click on Personalization.
  3. Next click on Colors.
  4. Disable ‘Make Start, taskbar, and action center transparent’ and see if there are any improvements.

Solution 6 – Perform a clean Windows 10 install

Sometimes there are software issues when you upgrade from Windows 8 or Windows 7 to Windows 10, so it’s advised that you perform a clean install of Windows 10. Just be sure that you backup your important files before doing this.

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If you have any other Windows 10-related issues you can check for the solution in our Windows 10 Fix section.

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