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5 Ways to Improve Windows 10 Slow Performance After Operating System Update


Microsoft's cumulative updates to Windows 10 are very important, as they fix vulnerabilities and correct any errors that cause application stallion to crash, making the computer work better.

In addition, operating system updates are your first line of defense against malware and viruses that cybercriminals regularly deploy to infect computers running an updated operating system, but to the extent that these updates are useful, they can make the computer very slow after installing them.

Here are 5 ways to improve your slow Windows 10 computer after the operating system update:

1- Uninstall the latest update on windows 10 computer:

If your latest update on your Windows 10 computer significantly slows down your computer performance, undoing this update can solve the problem completely, and do so, follow the following steps:

  • Go to the Settings page on your Windows 10 computer.
  • Click on the Update & Security option.
  • Click on the Windows Update option in the options menu on the right side of the screen.
  • Click on the View update history option.


  •  In the window that appears to you, click on the Option (Uninstall Updates) Uninstall updates.

  •  You'll see a list of Windows updates installed on your device ranked from newest to oldest, and here you can uninstall the latest update that may be the reason your computer is slow.

 2- Repair damaged files:

Sometimes due to poor Internet connection during windows 10 operating system update, you may get a problem leading to damage of the update files, making the computer work abnormally, and you will probably notice a clear slowness when opening applications, to fix it, follow the following steps:

  • In the search bar at the bottom of the left of the screen, type Command Prompt, press Enter and play it as an administrator in the window that shows you.
  • In the command prompt screen type: sfc/scannow and then press the enter key in the keyboard.


After the scan is complete, restart the Windows 10 computer, and if there are already any slow problems, they will be resolved.

3. Disable applications that run in the background:

Windows 10 comes with many previously installed applications, where these applications work in the background even when not used, and as they continue to work they consume computer resources without knowing, which leads to a large computer slowing down, which requires stopping them, and to do so, follow the following steps:

  • Go to the Settings page on your Windows 10 computer.
  • Click on the Privacy option.
  • Under the App Promotions section on the left of the screen, tap background Apps.

On the right side of the screen, you can stop all apps from working in the background by switching the button next to the Let Apps run in the Background option in the top section.
Alternatively, you can stop each application individually in the section below by switching the play button next to it to off mode.

  • Restart Windows 10 and this will keep the computer running at its usual speed.

4. Operation of the computer's clean boot function:

Clean Boot allows windows 10 to start with minimal drivers and startup applications, which will help identify new applications that slow down the computer, and to do so, follow the following steps:

  • In the Windows search bar at the bottom left of the screen, write it down: MSConfig.
  • Click on the System Configuration option in the pop-up screen that shows you.
  • In the pop-up and under the Services tab, select Hide all Microsoft Services.
  • After selecting the previous option, press the Disable All option.

  • Under the Startup tab, press the Open Task Manager option.
    In the window that appears to you, press the right-click on any app you don't want to run when you start, then choose (disable) Disable from the menu that shows you, and then close the window.

  • In the System Configuration screen that is still running, tap the Startup tab, and then press the Ok option.

  • Now restart Windows 10 to start the clean boot of the operating system.

5- Restoring the operating system in Windows 10:

The built-in System Restore function allows you to restore updates by saving files and recording Windows software as snapshots called Restore Points for later use, where you can return to the previous point before you update your computer's operating system, and to do so, follow the following steps:

  • In the Windows search bar at the bottom left of the screen, write it down: system restore.
  • In the window that shows you, click on the Create restore point option.

  • In the pop-up that appears to you, click on the System Properties option.

  • Select the System Protection option, and then click the System Restore option.
  • In the dialog that appears to you, click the next option, and then choose the desired recovery point.
  • Click on the next option, then press the Finish option.
  • After the restoration is complete, the Windows 10 computer will be restored to the last backup you made previously.

Note: If the System Restore option is not activated, you have not set up a recovery point for the operating system previously, so you can't restore it, plus, if all the previous steps do not fix the windows 10 slow-motion problem, you can use the last option, which is to reset the computer to Factory Reset.

You can learn how to do this, by looking at an article: How to reset windows 10 computer to factory settings easily.