Lag in Most Games After W7 update, continued in W10

  1. Posts : 15
    Windows 10

    Lag in Most Games After W7 update, continued in W10

    Hey guys,
    A few months ago I installed a windows 7 security update, and my computer basically turned to crap. Most programs couldn't be run unless I opened them in compatibility mode for vista, and games were very laggy. I fixed most of the problems by updating to windows 10, but the game lag is still here. I've updated all of my drivers, but I still can't seem to find the issue. Admittedly, my graphics card is quite bad, but I could still run a lot of games at low settings decently, but now most are abysmal. Oddly enough, there a few games that run just as well as they did before the update. They are Sniper Elite 2, Diablo III, Elder Scrolls online, and nearly all single player games. However, no other game, at least that I've tried, can run. Does anyone know what's causing this lag, and why these games in specific run fine?
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  2. Posts : 2,155
    Windows 11 Beta channel

    Have you tried uninstalling and reinstalling the games that are lagging or, for Steam games, have you tried verifying the game files? Sometimes updates can cause a bit of corruption. I believe UPlay and Origin both have a way to verify files as well.
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  3. Posts : 193
    Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB N 1607 x64

    For starters, I would do a clean install of 10 (instead of upgrading), upgrading can drag old baggage in. Then do an exhaustive hunt for the most recent drivers you can find (preferably optimized for 10). Windows Update may have some of your drivers, but I wouldnt trust it. I prefer to manually install my drivers, bydownloading them and installing from a standalone setup file. You will either need to not connect to the Net immediately after installing 10 (when you get to the desktop), or temp-disable the Windows Update service via Services.msc. Otherwise 10 will auto-install your drivers/updates in the background without even notifying you. Windows Update screwed my PC over several yrs ago with a bad Bluetooth driver (BSOD after reboot), so I no longer trust it. Once done reinstall your games and see if the issue continues.
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