Truth: Why Your PC is so slow after Windows 10 update? [Unknown Fact]

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Windows updates are necessary; you can experience the latest interface, better performance, and updated security. However, regarding real-time performance, everything is not as expected. Sometimes, the Windows update might make your PC sluggish instead of boosting the performance. It is more frustrating to have a slow PC than a no PC. So, “Why is your computer running slow after the update?” you will find the explanation for that question in the following section.

Do Windows Updates Slow Down Computers?

Intentionally, Windows updates will never make your PC slow. However, sometimes, your laptop or PC might slow down after updating. The following are the 3 common reasons.

  • Defective update
  • Insufficient hardware resources
  • Junk and Cache Files [Unknown fact]

Most computer users are familiar with Incompatible firmware or buggy updates, but even experts ignore junk or cache files. In the next section, you will find the easiest method to remove junk files after Windows update.

How to Speed up PC After the Windows Update?

Disable the Additional Features if your Computer is slow on Windows 10 (Windows 8, 7)

New updates bring new features, such as better visual appearances, which might require advanced hardware. Insufficient hardware resources will also slow down the performance of computers.

Because Windows 10 is a massive advancement in visual appearance, it requires much RAM and a better processor to perform well.

Fortunately, you can disable the additional visual appearance features and improve the PC's performance. The following are the instructions on how to disable these visual features.

  • Tap “Windows + U” to open settings; now select the "Display" tab.
disabling visual effects on windows 10
  • Scroll down to see the following Options
    • Show Animations in Windows
    • Show Transparency in Windows
    • Automatically Hide Scroll bars in Windows
  • Disable all three features

These visual features consume a lot of RAM and result in slow performance of Windows 10.

Disable Startup Applications

Start-up applications are apps that start simultaneously while booting Windows. This not only impacts the performance but also increases the boot time. By the way, even the start-up applications can be disabled using the Remo Optimizer tool.

Steps to disable the start-up apps

  • Press CTRl+ALT+Delete and select the Task Manager option.
  • Once in the Task Manager, click more details.
  • Now Select the startup tab and disable the applications which are not vital to you.

These minor settings will enhance the performance of slow-running PCs or laptops.

Troubleshoot the Windows Update

Sometimes, your computer might be running slow due to a flawed update. For example, Windows 10 update KB4551762 caused processor and hard disk usage to abruptly shoot up to 100%, resulting in computers performing very slowly. However, defective updates are very uncommon in Windows.

Windows is also proactive if there are any issues with the update. They will probably provide hotfixes to rectify the issues immediately.

If there are no issues with the update file, there might be issues while installing the Windows update file. Windows has provided its users with a troubleshooting utility to rectify errors during the update process.

Steps to troubleshoot your recent Windows update

  • Settings > Update & Security > Troubleshoot > Windows Update
  • Click on Run Troubleshooter and wait for the process to complete

Remove Junk from your PC to Make it Faster

After completing the update, your laptop or PC will have many cache and junk files. Finding these cache files is nearly impossible. Since these junk files are collateral of the update, cleaning your temp folder will not do the job.

Considering the complexities involved in removing these junk files, we have developed a unique tool that can optimize entire PC performance in a single go. Remo Optimizer is a holistic tool that aims to enhance the entire computer's performance in 3 simple steps.

  • You have to download and install Remo Optimizer on your PC. Once the software is launched, it starts scanning the computer.
  • Wait while scanning your system for errors. Once it is completed, click on the Fix Issues option.
  • Finally, you will receive a confirmation message showing that all your system issues are fixed.

Not only will it clear the Junk files, but Remo Optimizer will also let you fix incompatible firmware or driver issues. You can also roll back Windows updates using the restore option. Remo Optimizer is the only tool you need to improve the performance of your computer.

Note: If your Windows PC is slow due to a shortage of storage space, it is recommended to check out how to make more storage space on Windows 10.

All the abovementioned methods will help you make your computer faster after Windows update. However, you should take data backup regularly; if you lose data, use Remo File Recovery Software for safe data recovery from Windows 10.

About the Author: Molly Owen

Molly is the Lead Technical Specialist with distinguished knowledge and understanding of Mac computers and operating systems. Being a veteran photographer and video recovery specialist, Molly’s expertise in video formats and file repair has helped restore a lot of videos and cherished memories of users. As a technical specialist, she also believes in learning and…