Windows 10 Small Freezes/Hiccups/Lag Spikes

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Ever since I upgraded to windows 10, I noticed that my system would have these small hiccups where the sound would freeze and the display would stutter for a split second. Its really random and happens when I'm gaming/watching a video. If it were to happen when I'm not doing those things, I wouldn't even notice since there is no sound or fluent display that would indicate a freeze has happened, so I can't tell for sure if it happens when idle.

It's quite annoying, even tho it's not really serious at the moment, but I fear it might be hurting my computer.  

Am I the only one getting this? Is this simply a bug that could be fixed with an update? Or can I fix this myself by fiddling with a few settings?

Thanks in advance for all answers.

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Hi,

Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community and for your interest in Windows 10.

I can imagine the inconvenience that you are facing and I apologize for the unfortunate that happened.

 

In order to serve you better, please provide us with some information.
1) What OS edition was installed in your computer?
2) What is the make and model of your computer?

 

I suggest you to download the Display drivers from the manufacturer’s website and install it in compatibility mode and check if it helps.

Try the following methods to resolve your issue.

Method 1:

Run performance troubleshooter to optimize Windows performance, try using the Performance troubleshooter to automatically find and fix problems.

 

Method 2:

I suggest you to update the display driver and check if the issue persists. If you have not updated the driver please follow the below procedure,
• Go to Device Manager.
• Expand Display Adapter.
• Right click NVIDIA adapter and select Properties.
• Click Driver tab.
• Select Update driver.

 

Also try the following to check the settings as below:
a. Type in "Cortana", in search box as “Adjust the appearance and performance of the windows”.
b. Click on it and select the option “Let Windows choose what’s best for my computer”.

 

Hope this information helps. Contact us if you have any further queries. Please feel free to get back to us with the required information. We are happy to assist you.

 

Thank you.

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I'm having the same issue ever since I switched to Win10. Never had anything like it before.

My video drivers are up-to-date. And so is every other driver I can think of. And the Adjust the appearance and performance of the windows thing just ticks everything on, except "Save taskbar thumbnail previews" and "Shadow under mouse pointer".

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I had the same problem. After hours of disabling processes and services and updating drivers I realized it was happening every time the wallpaper changed... disabling the slideshow fixed it for me... really Microsoft? As if the sound bugs weren't enough simply having a slideshow active is making my laptop borderline un-usable. You really needed to do a lot more QA before releasing this version of Windows.

1. I upgraded from Windows 8.1 by the automatic Microsoft downloader

2. I have an ASUS laptop: ASUS G750JZ-DB73-CA

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Start with the Windows 10 Upgrade Performance Troubleshooting - Basics - Microsoft Community .

If you'll report back as you go there may be other steps indicated based on what you find. 

Some of these are basic setup tasks and housekeeping that are being missed and leading to unnecessary issues.  But the steps progressively go deeper and we can go deeper yet based on your findings. 

I'm here to help you until you have a perfectly running install. 

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Hello. I think I found solution. I hope it works for you. 

* Power Options  -> Balanced/High performance (doesn't matter which one, but I recommend balanced

                              -> Change plan settings for one you choose (Balanced/High performance)

                              -> Turn off the display and Put the computer to sleep -> Never

                              -> Change advanced power settings 

* Power settings  -> Wireless adapter settings -> Low Power Saving (just don't leave it at Maximum Performance )

                              -> PCI Express -> Off -> this option is must for desktop PC

Just this tweaks worked for me.

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Dear i had this problem

Just install the last ( intel chipset driver ) for windows 10 from here

https://downloadcenter.intel.com/product/1145/Intel-Chipset-Software-Installation-Utility

and this problem will go IMMEDIATELY ;)

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Since mid Nov 2016 along with a recent win10 anniversary ver update I've noticed the same lag spikes with a C:\Windows\Media\Windows Hardware Remove.wav sound... its totally random and makes no difference what program I'm running or not.

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help me find and fix this annoying problem.

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Same problem for me. Using Windows 10, I noticed a glitch or slight freeze for a stutter second about every 30 seconds...After much investigating and disabling processes too, I found that the stutter was happening every time my slide show wallpaper changed. Disabling the wallpaper slideshow fixed it, just like with you.....but that doesn't exactly fix the problem completely, because now I can't have wallpaper slideshows.....

I have an Nvidia 940M graphics card.....I can't tell if the problem is from Windows or from the graphics card, but it's pretty dumb not to be able to run a slideshow.....

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Bro just install the last version of intel chipset driver, i exactly had your problem

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