Windows 10: Windows Update slows down laptop to point it requires clean install

Discus and support Windows Update slows down laptop to point it requires clean install in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Hi. Ive encountered this problem for several months now. Ive had this laptop for nearly 3 years without issues beforw. However starting a xouple of... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by Jumel Philip Solano, Feb 23, 2021.

  1. Windows Update slows down laptop to point it requires clean install


    Hi. Ive encountered this problem for several months now. Ive had this laptop for nearly 3 years without issues beforw. However starting a xouple of months before, I started to notice a significant drop of performance. Thrn one day I started to get a blue screen with the stop code BAD_SYSTEM_CONFIG_INFO. With help from your agent, I managed to do a clean reinstall to address the problem.

    Now, I reinstalled all the necessary drivers and updated them as I can, however I nores that after windows updates itself, the performance drops until it becomes inoperable.


    I wish to say this is a one-off thing, but it has been about EIGHT times Ive donw this. Ive had to force windows update to stop, but your system finds away to still update itself.

    All Im asking is assistance with system which is Version 20H2 OS Build 19042.631 or a way to disable Windows Update Medic Service.

    :)
     
    Jumel Philip Solano, Feb 23, 2021
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  2. Clean Install Workaround for Vista

    You may remember this news story on techPowerUp! a couple of days ago relating to the lack of clean installs when using the Upgrade Editions of Vista, which required an old OS to be installed. However, Paul Thurrott has managed to find a workaround for this issue, which ironically lets users do a clean install Vista without any previous version of Windows, albeit a little tedious. Here are the steps:
    • Boot from the Windows Vista Upgrade DVD as normal
    • When prompted for a product code, leave this blank
    • Select the version of Vista you have purchased and let Vista install
    • When you boot to your desktop for the first time, run the Vista setup from Windows
    • This time enter your product key
    • When asked whether you want to do an Upgrade of Custom install, select custom and choose a clean install
    • Windows will now install for a second time and you should be able to activate it
    Remember, these steps are only advised for use in order to achieve a clean install of Vista, it is only legal to use the upgrade editions if you have previously purchased the appropriate version of Windows.

    Source: DailyTech
     
    Jimmy 2004, Feb 23, 2021
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  3. Mussels Win User
    AMD phenom 995BE 3.6GHZ running extremely slow

    A lot of things can cause a slow startup, most common would be drivers. It will take a *long* time for us to go through all the options, so i'll just list the steps i do for a fresh windows install that is problem free, you can let us know if you missed any of it.


    1. Format the drive - clean windows install from DVD
    2. install all drivers you can from windows update first, except video card. Make sure to install and update .Net, as modern video card drivers require that.
    3. install any missing drivers (check device manager), including video card manually, with downloads from their respective websites. never install from the motherboard DVD/website unless you have to.
     
    Mussels, Feb 23, 2021
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    hat Win User

    Windows Update slows down laptop to point it requires clean install

    Cleaning off a Mac Laptop

    cleaning it?

    Step 1: buy about a half gallon of gasoline.

    Step 2: douse laptop in gasoline.

    Step 3: toss a burning match onto laptop.

    Step 4: watch the fire clense your laptop.
     
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