Windows 10: Why has Windows 10 slowed my computer so much?

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  1.    30 Jul 2016 #11

    Nikilet said: View Post
    Which tab should I be looking at? Processes? Details?

    I see on Details tab, something called System and Compressed Memory takes over 672,000 physical memory.

    My mbam is paid version, and I'm still curious why that isn't showing as a startup program because it does start on boot, and same with Genie Timeline. That starts on boot and that isn't in the startup list either.
    I suppose Mbam can be turned off for a test, no idea what that Genie is though. System and Compressed Memory is something introduced in W10 to compress memory when not in use and is a good thing, nothing to worry about, if nothing, it helps.
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    Win10/64 Pro 1511 (and 2 Win 7/64 Ult & Pro systems)
       30 Jul 2016 #12

    Nikilet said: View Post
    <snip>

    My mbam is paid version, and I'm still curious why that isn't showing as a startup program because it does start on boot, and same with Genie Timeline. That starts on boot and that isn't in the startup list either.
    If you upgraded to Win10 with MBAM installed, it's very possible that the OS upgrade messed up something with MBAM.
    (It was/is M$ "best practices" to temporarily uninstall your AV, AM and other security programs before upgrading to Win10, to minimize the chance of such corruption.)

    Either way, for starters, I suggest a proper, clean MBAM reinstall.
    I suggest carefully following ALL of the steps here: MBAM Clean Removal Process 2x.
    Pointers:
    • Please be sure you have your license info handy before you start
    • Please be sure to deactivate your account before you uninstall (dashboard > "my account" > "deactivate")
    • Please be sure to reboot when prompted by the removal tool
    • It's a good idea to reboot again after the reinstall


    Please let us know if that resolves your issue.

    Thanks,
    MM
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  3.    30 Jul 2016 #13

    CountMike said: View Post
    ...no idea what that Genie is though.
    Genie Timeline is a backup system continually running, it's similar (I'm told) to Apple's Time Machine. It has no noticeable performance impact on either of my 2 Win10 PCs.

    CountMike said: View Post
    System and Compressed Memory is something introduced in W10 to compress memory when not in use and is a good thing, nothing to worry about, if nothing, it helps.
    Thanks for that, I had wondered but had not got round to trying to find out.
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  4.    30 Jul 2016 #14

    So you do have a lot going on in the background. Try shutting down some stuff, it's obviously having an impact on performance of your system.
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  5.    30 Jul 2016 #15

    MoxieMomma: I will try the mbam reinstall.

    CountMike: I'm surprised to hear you say I have a lot going on in the background. I thought I had my startup items paired down pretty good. At this point I'm, actually more concerned about performance after desktop has loaded.

    I "think" I've noticed a difference since changing my resolution back to the recommended (1024 x 768. I had changed it from that to 1280 x 1024 because after upgrade everything appeared so large and increasing the resolution helped that. However, then it made my photos and such a bit distorted; things stretched too wide. After upgrade I ended up with Microsoft Basic Display Adapter. Before it was a Nvidia GeForce so I don't know if that's an issue or not. A short time ago I changed resolution back to the 1024 x 768 and performance has improved. Maybe that is just a coincidence, but all the same it has definitely improved.

    I appreciate all the help and response I've had.
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  6.    31 Jul 2016 #16

    What are your memory and CPU loads at idle and what when using your usual programs ?
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  7.    31 Jul 2016 #17

    Readings are all over the place, but mostly pretty darned high -- like right now it's jumping between 70's and as high as 90. Right after I first restarted it was in the teen's to 25.

    I found a link, on this forum, where a couple of people tried a registry fix and said it worked perfectly. Could you take a look at it and see what you think. i don't care about Cortana, removed it from my start menu. I read that it can't actually be shut down though.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\TimeBroker

    Look for the Start entry and change its value from dword:00000003 to dword:00000004 (simply replace the 3 at the end of the value with 4).
    Changing this value could have an impact on Cortana’s performance, but it appears to be closely connected to the high CPU usage in Windows 10. In case you’re not using Cortana at all, you’re on the good side. Otherwise, setting reminders won’t work.

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  8.    02 Aug 2016 #18

    I guess everyone gave up on me in this thread. I really would like to know about that fix to the register to speed things up because I've found several who said this worked a miracle on their machines.
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  9.    03 Aug 2016 #19

    Nikilet said: View Post
    MoxieMomma: I will try the mbam reinstall.

    CountMike: I'm surprised to hear you say I have a lot going on in the background. I thought I had my startup items paired down pretty good. At this point I'm, actually more concerned about performance after desktop has loaded.

    I "think" I've noticed a difference since changing my resolution back to the recommended (1024 x 768. I had changed it from that to 1280 x 1024 because after upgrade everything appeared so large and increasing the resolution helped that. However, then it made my photos and such a bit distorted; things stretched too wide. After upgrade I ended up with Microsoft Basic Display Adapter. Before it was a Nvidia GeForce so I don't know if that's an issue or not. A short time ago I changed resolution back to the 1024 x 768 and performance has improved. Maybe that is just a coincidence, but all the same it has definitely improved.

    I appreciate all the help and response I've had.
    Hello and yes that is definitely an issue, this means you don't have a correct graphic card driver installed. The resolution you mentioned, plus the display issues you described also do not sound right, and this is a result of incorrect graphic drivers.

    I had the same issue as you and in my particular case, making sure all Windows 10 updates were installed fixed it completely and instantly. For some reason, after updating from Windows 7 to Windows 10, Windows 10 did not automatically update at first despite having automatic updates enabled. This happened again on the fresh install I did yesterday. This means you need to manually get it to update, if this also happened to you. Simply hit the Start button on your keyboard and type Windows Update, it should show up as Look for Updates or something similar in the search list. Click on it and click Look for Updates (I don't have an English version of Windows, but I'm sure you get the idea!). This has the added bonus that Windows update should automatically install the correct graphic drivers for you!

    Make sure to reboot your PC when Windows tells you to, and after the reboot check again if there's any more updates left to be installed.

    If running Windows 10 updates does not update your graphic card drivers (if it is still not listed as Nvidia Geforce), you need to visit this site: Drivers | GeForce On the bottom of this page is a Detect Your GPU and Operating System. With luck, this will work for you. If it cannot find any drivers, you will need to find out exactly what Geforce card you have so we can find you the correct drivers.

    Don't mess around with the registry just yet, though sure you can try that registry fix if you're not using Cortana anyways. But if you don't have GPU drivers, it sounds to me that you may have more driver issues which is more than likely the cause for your sluggish PC.
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  10.    03 Aug 2016 #20

    Actually, I found a fix for my display situation. A little program called Windows 10_DPI_FIX.exe performed a miracle on my machine. I was told that Nvidia only supports GeForce through Windows 7. I imagine that is why, when I upgraded to 10, that Microsoft Basic Display Adapter was used. I ran the Update Driver on that and it said no better driver was found. But I am going to go to that page you suggested and use that Detect Your GPU. Thanks for that.

    Now what's happening is just slow, slow, slow. I'm thinking about having a tech person access my computer remotely and check things out for me. It's getting worse, especially when I'm in browser (Chrome). I don't know if it's Chrome or my computer or what.

    Thanks for all this wonderful information.
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