Windows 10: Trying to find out why my computer is so slow

Discus and support Trying to find out why my computer is so slow in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Laptop, it's kind of lived, it came with Windows 7 on it, i7, 4gigs. I upgraded to Windows 10. During the last few months it's gotten really slow.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by ironfist, Sep 7, 2019.

  1. ironfist Win User

    Trying to find out why my computer is so slow


    Laptop, it's kind of lived, it came with Windows 7 on it, i7, 4gigs. I upgraded to Windows 10.

    During the last few months it's gotten really slow. Windows take a long time to open when I click on them. Clicking the start button takes a while to open. My Disk is essentially always at 100% even when only 0.1MB is being used. I don't understand how this is possible, I've made other threads about it but don't understand the answer.

    Firefox slows after I have it open for too long. Websites take a long time to load. Opening programs takes eons. Whatever I do just takes so long.

    After a reboot it's somewhat faster, but slows down again right after. Sometimes restarting my computer takes a while. Possible suggestions?

    :)
     
    ironfist, Sep 7, 2019
    #1

  2. Slow Computer

    Hi Sheree,

    One of the most common reasons for a slow computer are programs running in the background. Other factors that can contribute to the issue are memory space, malware infection, outdated software, and processor overheating. To improve your computer's performance,
    you can check the tips listed on this link. We suggest that you also try to follow the suggested steps.

    Feel free to post back if you have further questions.
     
    Lov Dollente, Sep 7, 2019
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  3. slowness in computer usage.

    Hi John,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    I appreciate if you could answer a few questions to narrow down to the issue.


    • What is the make and model of the computer?

    • What makes you think that system is running slow? Is it when you are trying to run application?

    • Did you install any third party security application?
    From the screenshot that you have provided, I understood that it’s not the issue with the disk usage. The slowness might be due to the memory usage.

    As an initial troubleshooting step, I suggest you to run maintenance task and check if it helps.


    • Press Windows key + X from the desktop.

    • Select Control panel and Select System and Security.

    • Click on Troubleshoot common computer problems under System and maintenance.

    • Now Run maintenance task under
      System and security
      .
    Hope the information helps. Let us know if you need further assistance. We will be happy to help.

    Thank you.
     
    Krishna Prasobh V, Sep 7, 2019
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  4. Mayra Aqu Win User

    Trying to find out why my computer is so slow

    Updates slowing computer performance

    Hi,

    Listed below are possible causes why Windows is running slow:

    • Too many application installed.
    • Virus and malware.
    • Corrupted system files.
    • Outdated drivers.

    For us to assist you with the concern, we suggest following the steps on this
    article
    .

    Update us with the outcome so we can provide further assistance.
     
    Mayra Aqu, Sep 7, 2019
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