Windows 10 Running Slow After Update

We all know that Microsoft releases Windows Updates every now and then in order change the built of Windows 10 systems through featured updates, to solve some common  problems with the system, and to improve the security of systems after analyzing existing security issues.

But the thing is, a lot of Windows users have reported some issues where their Windows 10 operating system slows down after an update from Microsoft. What’s the reason behind this? We will find out in the follow sections

So, stay tuned!

The Reasons and Fixes

There are a lot of Windows integrated processes such as svchost.exe which causes high CPU usage, and ultimately drags down the performance of Windows 10. That’s why we’ve researched the whole problem and by analyzing it, we came out with some approaches to overcome this problem.

But before implementing these methods, you must know  the root problem why your Windows 10 is so slow after an update. Here are the following common causes.

  • If your system or PC has spyware or malware
  • If your Windows system file gets corrupted
  • If the update is high compare to the current system you have
  • If updates are not installed appropriately or fully then your Windows 10 OS might be slow on performance.

These are some of the common causes why your Windows 10 is so slow after an update. Now, we want to share you the methods to fix these issues.  Read on!

Update Your PC’s Drivers

Let’s say your computer system is working fine in Safe Mode, then there’s a chance that some driver that could have been messed up because of an update. For a detailed procedure to update drivers in Windows 10, kindly check out this article, but keep in mind that it’s quite hard to update all drivers one by one.

That’s why; you can resort to a 3rd-party program in order to make the task much easier. You can also utilize the Automatic update option found on Intel’s download center.

Stop Background Programs

In Windows 10, there is a lot of software that are operating in the background that you are not aware of. Those programs are known to be native programs that operate in your system’s background.

If such unwanted programs run in the background, of course they will consume additional resources from your PC and it will ultimately lead to slow performance of your PC. So, in order to fix this problem, you simply need to disable such programs. Here’s how to do it:

  • First, on your computer, access the Windows settings by simply pressing Windows button and the I button.
  • After you access Windows settings, just click on Privacy then choose Background apps.
  • Then you’ll see a list of background programs that are operating on your PC with a toggle on the side so you can make shut them down if you don’t really need them.
  • Lastly, just toggle off of program that you want to stop.

So, that’s how you disable or halt such annoying background programs that are consuming crucial resources from your system.

Update Your Graphic Driver

One of the main reasons why your Windows 10 OS is slow after an update is probably because your graphic driver is not compatible with Windows 10 update. You see, graphic drivers are not really compatible with new updates so the best fix is probably to update your graphic driver. Here’s how to do it:

  • On your computer, head to This PC and click it. After that select Manage and tap on Device Manager for further instructions.
  • Then click on Device Manager then expand the option name such as Display adaptors.
  • After that, under the display adaptors, click on graphic driver and select Update driver.

By implementing these steps, you’ll be able to update your PC’s graphic driver. Just be sure to follow all these steps in the right order.

Detect Malware Using Windows Defender

If your PC has malware or viruses then a lot of issues may occur. Issues such as your personal files are getting deleted or of course your system being so slow. In order to fix this issue, you need to run Windows Defender on your computer because this utility can get rid of the malware. Here’s how to do it:

  • On Windows 10, head to settings and press the Update and Security option for further process.
  • After that, click on Update and Security then you’ll have option name as Windows Security. Simply click on it.
  • Now, in Windows Security, press on Virus and threat protection option.
  • After you click on Virus and the threat protection option, you’ll need a different section on it. You need to head on the Threat history section and hit on Scan now for scanning your PC.
  • Lastly, if Windows Defender discovered malware or viruses on your PC, it will provide directions to get rid of these malware. So, you just need to execute these directions to make your PC normal again.


Final Thoughts

We hope that the approaches we mentioned above can help fix your slow Windows 10 performance and can make your PC much faster than before. Just find the best method among the list we shared to you and sooner or later, you’ll be able to fix your slow Windows 10 because of an update.

How about you? Do you know any method for speeding up your Windows 10 after an update? If so, we would be glad if you could share it in the comment section below so we can help more Windows users out there.

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