Windows 10: Windows running slowly

Discus and support Windows running slowly in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; So to start off my computer has 16 GB of ram, Intel i5-7500 4 core processor (and a GTX 1060, if that changes anything) but yet windows runs very... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/OGPanda18, Mar 25, 2020 at 10:07 PM.

  1. Windows running slowly


    So to start off my computer has 16 GB of ram, Intel i5-7500 4 core processor (and a GTX 1060, if that changes anything) but yet windows runs very slowly. Sometimes it’ll take up to 20 seconds to just get a response from pressing the windows key, and I find it very annoying. It also takes 20-60 seconds to open other apps like settings. This happens when I barely anything open, the two prominent things in task manager are Discord which takes ~220 MB of ram, and System which uses ~4% of CPU. I would just like to know if there is a way to improve the speed at which windows runs, and why it runs so slow (like if my computer is just garbage, or I need to install windows on an SSD (which I don’t know where to even start for that)), or really any other comments...

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  2. BlackOwl Win User

    Windows running slowly in specific situations

    Over the last few days (since maybe Thursday but definitely Friday) my Win10 machine has been running slowly in certain situations. The programs iTunes, GSAK, and Unreal Tournament 2004 run slowly in general, much slower than my new hardware has been able to output since I bought it less than two months ago. Other programs are substantially slower than normal to load, but act quite fine once they've been loaded (Sid Meier's Civilization V and Overwatch are two notable exmaples - they take up to six times longer to load than they did this time last week). The change was sudden but not noticeable straightaway.

    One further change I've noticed is that whenever I go to shut down or reboot the computer, it tells me it's "Getting Windows ready" despite there being no updates to my knowledge. It tends to hang on that screen for some time before it actually shuts down or reboots - I'm not sure how long it takes as I often lose patience and go and do something else, but it's more than expected.

    Steps I've already tried:
    • rebooting
    • antivirus scan
    • uninstalling programs I've installed within the last week
    • rolling back Windows updates (which I've found to be basically impossible)
    • cleaning up the fullest hard drive (I've more than doubled the free space on it)
    • updating my video card drivers
    • defragging all three hard drives

    Any ideas?
     
  3. Windows Explorer running slowly

    Please disconnect all connected devices to find out problem resolves if it does not perform a clean boot state.


    I would like to have you run a Clean Boot.

    How to perform a Clean Boot.

    Warning: Disabling items in Services or Startup may leave your antivirus disabled until the process is ended. For this reason I would suggest that you perform this process off line.

    Press the
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    keys to open Run, then type msconfig in the search box. This will open System Configuration.

    If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, you should enter the password or provide confirmation.

    (1) Click/tap on the General tab.

    (2) Click/tap on the Selective startup option.

    (3) Remove the check mark in the Load startup items check box.


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    4. Click on the Services tab.

    5. Place a check mark in the Hide all Microsoft services check box, this will remove the Microsoft Services from the list but will still be running.

    6. Click Disable all, this will remove all of the check marks in the Services list.


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    7. Click on Apply then OK


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    Click on Restart in the window that opens.

    When the computer is restarted it will boot normally.

    If the problem does not continue after the restart please do the following.

    8. Divide the number of these services and startup programs by two and you place checks in the first half of these, then restart the computer.

    9. If the problem doesn't return in those services and startup programs remove the checks and place checks in the remaining services and startup programs and restart the computer.

    10. When you find which half the service and startup programs is in go on to the next step.

    11. The half which has the service and startup programs causing this problem remove half of the checks as you did previously to see which half has this service. Restart the computer.

    12. If it isn't in the first half of these services and startup programs, do the same with the last half of the services and startup programs.

    13. Once you have narrowed it down to the last three or four services and startup programs remove the checks one at a time till you find the service or startup program at fault.

    Once you have found the service or startup program post it in your topic. Do not take any action until I suggest the next step.
     
  4. Windows running slowly

    Games run very slowly on Windows 10

    Hi,

    Thanks posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    To assist you better, please provide few details.

    1) Is the issue confined to specific game?

    2) Is all the system programs, running fine?

    I would suggest you to run maintenance task and check if it helps.

    The Run maintenance task checks issues that might slow down your computer's, such as how many users are currently logged on to the computer and whether multiple programs are running at the same time.

    Follow the below steps.


    • Press Windows + X on the keyboard.

    • Select Control Panel.

    • Select Troubleshooting.

    • Click on Run maintenance task under
      System and Security.


    Hope it helps, reply to us with the status of your issue. We will be happy to assist you.
     
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