Why Windows 10 is so slow.

Windows 10 updates

Even the most powerful Windows computers, laptops, tablets and the home Pc can be seen to perform really badly, very sluggish. As it is Windows 10 comes with a bunch of apps that are allowed to run in the background and these can be safely turned off, for some reason Microsoft seems to think we all need Candy Crush Saga running in the background so it gets going faster just when we need it. This is just one example of background running apps that people often tell me they have never used and did not even know it was on their machine. To shut down these background apps just go to Settings, Privacy - at the bottom of the list on the left is an entry called 'Background Apps', click this and wait while the list on the right populates itself - you may need to go off and make a cuppa while you wait. Once it's loaded I would recommend turning off everything apart from Microsoft Edge, Settings and perhaps Photos.

Apart from this there are also updates. Traditionally windows has always been slow to update. When your laptop wants to download lots of updates including Feature updates to windows 10 it can take a day plus and it can make your laptop very slow to respond. The best thing to do is to set the computer to NOT go to sleep (via power options) leave it connected and turned on to do its thing. 

There are other considerations and these are the speed of your computer and whatever you have installed and running as well. Your computer may need a thorough clean and update, please get in touch to have this done. 

Shut down your Laptop or PC with the Same button you use to start it.

Some people prefer this method and others simply find it easier. In a nutshell - a single press of the power button can both turn it on and off. I have created a PDF version of this and a powerpoint presentation, both show you the same thing. They show you clearly each screen and what to do. This was made for Windows 10 but the actual control panel instructions are much the same for Windows 7 & 8.1.

Click here to view or download the PDF version

Click here to view or download the Powerpoint version

If you need a copy of Adobe reader you can get that here

If you need a copy of Microsoft's Powerpoint viewer you can get that here


Remove / Uninstall Windows 10

You have one month from the day you install Windows 10 to be able to go back to your previous version of Windows

If you suddenly find out your computer has upgraded to Windows 10 and you don't want it then it is easy to remove. This is a quick help guide without photos.

1. Click the Windows button and choose 'Settings'.

2. Click the 'Update & Security' option'.

3. Click the 'Recovery' option on the left.

On the right you will find an option to revert to your previous version of Windows be it 7 or 8.1. Click this and follow the prompts (and decline the offer to look for updates). Your computer will reboot and should restore you back to your previous version.