Windows 10: windows update slows down computer

Discus and support windows update slows down computer in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; had a update to desktop (Win 10pro, 8g ram) and it has slowed down to almost a stop - takes over 5 minutes to load Adobe Acrobat XI. Had problem just... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by JDWigley, Aug 4, 2019.

  1. JDWigley Win User

    windows update slows down computer


    had a update to desktop (Win 10pro, 8g ram) and it has slowed down to almost a stop - takes over 5 minutes to load Adobe Acrobat XI. Had problem just after loaded 10 and was told to stop a app that loads a quick access to supposedly speed up this. Anyone know what this program is and how to stop it? New computer user (1yr)

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    JDWigley, Aug 4, 2019
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  2. Mayra Aqu Win User

    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    • Outdated drivers.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
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    Mayra Aqu, Aug 4, 2019
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  3. Do windows updates slow down the computer?

    Very late to this one . . . but of course Windows Update slows your computer. It's not rocket science. Updates are patches . . . added code. The more code your computer is required to read and process, the longer it's going to take to do it. The more bloated the code, the more RAM it requires.

    Or let me put it another way: most people update or replace their computers because they are 'getting slow'. Computers don't get tired with age - what could possibly be slowing them down?

    Windows Update and driver updates are the worst culprits. And the general advice to always update software and drivers is misguided.

    There are a million different configurations of PCs in the world. Microsoft and other manufacturers cannot test the software on every spec. Over time problems are discovered running software on specific hardware. e.g. Windows 10 running Firefox from an SSD, using intel HD graphics on an AMD dual core processor will hang if Adobe is installed.

    Microsoft or Intel with issue a patch to fix this. This patch will installed on every machine regardless of its configuration. So, even if you don't use Firefox, have an SSD or a dual-core processor your machine will run whatever patch code to accomodate the non-compliant configuration - thus slowing the system down.
     
    Surtsey Ana, Aug 4, 2019
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  4. windows update slows down computer

    Do windows updates slow down the computer?

    New poster revives 4 month old thread that doesnt appear to be an issue anymore one way or the other. Seems legit.
     
    CrAsHnBuRnXp, Aug 4, 2019
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