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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2001

    Slow Laptop After Updates

    Put the Windows updates in recently and now the system is much slower than it was.
    Windows 10 on a Lenovo laptop G70.
    Any thoughts? Thank you.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 1998
    Newport News, VA
    A few things I did when I updated to 1809.

    Disable Startup Running Apps

    Most commonly you may notice Windows Running very slow / Not responding at startup if there is a huge list of startup programs (apps that start along with the system). These startup apps slow down the bootup process and degrade the deviceís performance. Disabling such apps speeds up the performance of the system and improves the overall responsiveness.
    To Disable These Startup programs:

    1. Right Click on Taskbar and select Task Manager.
    2. Then move to the Startup tab, to Display list of startup programs.
    3. If you see a program that doesnít need to be there, right-click it and click Disable.

    Turn off Windows Tips and Suggestions

    In an effort to be helpful, Windows 10 will sometimes give you tips on how to get the most out of the OS. It scans your computer in order to do this, a process that can have a slight impact on performance.
    To turn off these tips and Suggestions:

    1. Press Keyboard shortcut Windows + I to Open Settings.
    2. Click on System then Notifications & actions
    3. Then toggle off Get tips, tricks, and suggestions as you use Windows.

    Disable Background Apps

    Again Apps running in the background take system resources, heat up your PC and reduce its overall performance. Thatís why itís better to disable them to speed up Windows 10 performance and start them manually whenever you required.
    To Disable Background Running Apps on Windows 10:

    • Open Settings and click on Privacy.
    • Go to the last option in the left panel Background apps.
    • Here switch off toggles to turn off background apps you donít need or use.

    Disable Effects & Animations

    Another reason for windows running slow can be visual effects and animations that increase the burden on the system resources. In the latest PCs, visual effects and animations may not cause a huge impact on power and speed. However, in older PCs, these do play a role so turning them off is your best option to optimize the performance.
    To disable visual effects and animations

    • Press Win + R, type sysdm.cpl and hit enter key.
    • Then move to the Advanced tab and click Settings under Performance.
    • Next, under Visual Effects, choose the option Adjust for best performance
    Please do not use "PM" for personal help, post in forum so everybody can learn

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Thanks, Murf. I did all of that and it might be helping some. This computer was running just great before the great updates, frustrating!

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