Windows 10 performance very very slow

I have a Lenovo Yoga II Pro with 8 gig ram, 256 SSD, i7 processor and upgraded to Windows 10 yesterday.  I have found the performance is terrible and my previously fast computer is now a complete dog.  I went into the settings and selected to optimize Windows for performance, but it doesn't help at all.  I am not certain, but it looks like the system is hogging all of my network as well, even though I haven't asked it to do anything.

How do I convert back to my prior version of Windows?  I think Windows 10 is not ready for primetime and hope other people are smarter and wait for a better release.  I should have followed the advice I give my friends - always wait for service pack 1 to come out and fix most of the bugs and problems!!

 

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I also have the Lenovo Yoga II Pro.  I used Windows 10 with the Insider Program and had no performance issues.  The final public release is REALLY SLOW.  It has been a painful 5 days with it.

I have selected to optimize for performance and tried manually controlling cache size. 

Definitely feels like a memory management issue.

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Hi,

Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

We are working on your issue, we will get back to you soon.

Keep us posted if you face any issues on windows in future. We will be glad to help you.

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I am having the exact same issue with the exact same laptop/specs as the OP.

Even though my pc is working slowly, all my components look to be idling according to resource monitor, they simply dont look like they are being utilized.

Please provide a solution to this problem.

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Hi,

Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community.

I understand the inconvenience you're going through. The issue you have experienced might due to some application creating conflicts on background.

Let's perform a clean boot in Windows and check if it works.

A clean boot is performed to start Windows by using a minimal set of drivers and startup programs. This helps eliminate software conflicts that occur when you install a program or an update or when you run a program. Follow the below mentioned steps to perform Clean Boot:

a. Press Windows Key , type msconfig in the search box, and hit Enter.

b. On the Services tab of the System Configuration dialog box, tap or click to select the Hide all Microsoft services check box, and then tap or click Disable all.

c. On the Startup tab of the System Configuration dialog box, tap or click Open Task Manager.

d. On the Startup tab in Task Manager, for each startup item, select the item and then click Disable.

e. Close Task Manager.

f. On the Startup tab of the System Configuration dialog box, tap or click OK, and then restart the computer.

If a service is causing issue, I suggest you turn on 5 services at a time, reboot and then see if the problem reappears, keep repeating this until you find a group of 5 services, which are causing this issue, then check the one by one, till you find the one which is causing your issue. Perform the same divide and apply for Startup's too.

Refer the below article on "How to Perform Clean Boot". As the article is designed for Windows 8.1, Windows 8 and Windows 7. Unlike launching step for 'System Configuration', options and steps to Clean Boot are same for Windows 10.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/929135

Note: After you have finished troubleshooting, refer "How to reset the computer to start normally after clean boot troubleshooting" from the same article.

If you still wish to revert back to previous OS, you can follow the below mentioned navigation path to do same.

* Press Windows Key, type Settings into the search bar and hit Enter key.

* Navigate, Update & Security >Recovery > Go Back and the follow the on-screen prompts and you’ll be back to your previous OS 

However, I still recommend you to be with Windows 10 and enjoy the new innovative features, Cortana-Personal Digital Assistance, Microsoft Edge and More built in Apps.

Hope this will address your query.

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Perhaps I should work for Microsoft. No disrespect to the person who answered the query, but for this to be the best Microsoft solution is in 2015 rather a joke and is not much different from the early days of DOS and tweaking that 640K of RAM to see what worked.

There are plenty programs out there such as Soluto, Advanced System Care and others that can monitor boot time, track slow apps and suggest improvements. If Windows is trying to appeal to the general user who isn't technically aware this should be the process. Busy people do not have hours spare to sit at a PC making system admin changes and waiting for a PC to repeatedly boot.

1. Windows should automatically detect there is a performance issue or 

2. The user could ask a windows application to investigate performance issues

3. Windows makes the appropriate changes and notes the performance of certain programs at boot time and makes recommendations for non essential apps to be deferred or switched off.

4. The system is then reevaluated and there is an option to send in diagnostics if needed.

The very idea of tweaking msconfig and switching off everything is far too low level for the average user and when you are done, the probable assumption is that everything will be turned back on including services that might have been off to start with and this will then make the problem worse. 

Microsoft, you are a multi billion pound company and this is 2015 not 1985. You must do better than this. Do you think Apple, Google or Amazon would have designed something like this?

I hope people upvote this response so it gets the visibility it needs.

Craig (IT Consultant, specialist in IT project management and usability)

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Craig Cockburn ("coburn"). http://www.craigcockburn.com

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I have the same PC. It was OK for a couple of days but lately has slowed down to a crawl..

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I disabled the Lenovo Motion Control software from the MSCONFIG menu and have had good performance since. 

I agree that in this day and age, there should be a more robust tool the trial and error through the MSCONFIG services. 

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This works!!!

This fixed the exact same problem I was having (Windows 10 would be fine but then inexplicably slow to a crawl).  Sometimes rebooting would help, other times, I'd re-install a driver (which sometimes worked).  In any event, I couldn't get more than a few good hours with Windows 10 until I did this fix.

I really think the culprit is one of the Intel services.  In any event, after turning off all non-Window services, I've begun turning the ones back on that I really wanted (Apple, Adobe, backup services, Google, Realteck Audio, Skype).  All of these have been running for 48 ours with no degradation in my pc's performance (!!!).  I will NOT EVER turn back on any of the Intel or Lenovo services.

I'm pretty disappointed in Lenovo here.  After spending about a week trying to fix this issue myself, I purchased a Lenovo software maintenance plan thinking Lenovo Support would be able to help me out.  After spending about two hours with the Lenovo guy in my PC doing all simple stuff like cleaning the registry, removing unused software, etc., things were actually a bit worse.  I was about to do a reformat/clean install....which, if I had including the re-installation of all the Intel services, I would be back with the same problem.  I'm so glad I found this post!  Why didn't Lenovo have me do these very simple steps?  It fixed the problem immediately.

Thank you so much Yashwanth!

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Didn't work for me, sadly. I have a Lenovo Twist with good specs, i7 processor.

I agree with Craig Cockburn, poor form by Microsoft. I have upgraded to 10 and rolled back to 8.1 several times and followed every bit of amateurish advice from MS techs. Windows 10 upgrade support atrocious!

Yes, KF2184, it may have been a problem with Lenovo software for you, but do keep in mind that Lenovo have struggled to get information and support from MS during the development and release of W10. It's interesting, if you do your research, how closely American MS works with other American companies like Dell and HP, but ignores requests from Chinese and other foreign companies. 

One final point. The new browser, Edge, may be adding to the problem. I've noticed a slight improvement as updates have come through for the new MS Browser. And, as with Lenovo Twist, the Yoga is a convertible laptop and tablet, which I think W10 has some issues with. Again, poor communication between MS and Lenovo. Check out this thread (cut and paste into browser): http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-hardware/mouse-and-keyboard-lagging-and-slow-response-since/8e969397-c6a5-4bef-902c-c62c5c31d964

Good Luck to everyone just wanting to get on with work!

     

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To make Windows 10 Faster:

Go to Settings

Go to  Privacy  ( there you disable all the apps or application that you are not using and the computer would be running faster) this is the cause that is making Windows 10 slow.  This method was use in a Pentium computer that video streaming was lagging and the cause is apps running in the background.

             Disable Update Sharing

Search for Update

Go to Windows Update

Go to Advanced Options

Go to Choose how updates are installed

Go to Choose how update are delivered

Click Disable Update from more than on place.

              Disable Shadow and Animation Effects to improve Performance:

Tip (Win + R) to open run and type sysdm.cpl for System Properties to open

Go to Advance

Go to Performance and press Settings...

In Visual Effects

Go to Adjust for best performance

Click Apply then OK

Done

Windows 10 is a work in progress because some pre install software not go well with low spec computer and this is simple fix.

Hope this Help!!!!!

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