Windows 10: I get extreme lag whenever I download files.

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  1. LSD
    LSD Win User

    I get extreme lag whenever I download files.


    Whenever I'm downloading anything from any source, I start to get lag. It's pretty bad, the mouse skips around and I can barely even use my computer. I had to refresh Windows 10 because I struggled with lag so much after some time went on and RAM usage went up, with a download going on it was unbearable. The refresh helped a lot, but unfortunately, I still struggle with lagging when I am downloading something.

    I've tried the Get-appxpackage powershell method, installing a recent network driver, refreshing, getting a new GPU (from RX 580 to RX 5700 XT) and installing new graphics drivers, closing all programs.

    This is really annoying, of all things, downloads are causing me lag. I have an 8700k and 16GB of RAM. I am bewildered. Could it be a faulty windows kernel or something? The worst part about the lag is that audio also lags hard, stuff starts to stop responding sometimes, etc.

    Windows 10 Pro Version 1909 (OS Build 18363.778)

    :)
     
  2. Jose Est Win User

    Random lag spikes

    Hi,

    We would like to know more about your lag issue:

    • What browser are you using when you experience a lag?
    • Does the lag occur in a particular game?

    In the meantime, we suggest you run the System Maintenance troubleshooter. Here are the steps:

    • Press Windows Key + X.
    • Click on Control Panel.
    • Select Troubleshooting.
    • On the left pane, click on View All.
    • Click on System Maintenance to run the troubleshooter.

    Looking forward to your response.
     
    Jose Est, May 2, 2020
    #2
  3. Downloaded files disappear


    When you download a file through any browser, there's an option somewhere to 'Open Containing Folder.'

    In Windows, to find a file you have downloaded...

    1. Open your personal folder by clicking the Start button and then clicking your user name at the top of the Start menu's right pane.
    2. Double-click one of the following folders:
      • Downloads
      • Documents
      • Pictures
      • Videos
      • Music


    If you do not see the file you are looking for, but know its file name, you can search for it by following these steps:
    To search for a file you have downloaded...

    1. Click the Start button
    2. Type all or part of the file name into the Search box.
      The file you are looking for will appear in the list of results.
     
    teachermark, May 2, 2020
    #3
  4. I get extreme lag whenever I download files.

    Lagging File Explorer


    How old is your HDD?

    If it is starting to fail (e.g. developing dodgy blocks/sectors) you can experience long delays when you try to access files on it.

    Regardless of its age, I would suggest that you immediately backup your:
    • Personal files
    • Driver installers
    • Program installers and keys
     
    lehnerus2000, May 2, 2020
    #4
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