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I have a Lenovo Edge E430 with an i5 cpu and 4gb of Ram. I upgraded from windows 8 to Wincows 8.1. Since the upgrade my laptop is running extremely slow. I notice that the disk utilization jumps up to 100% frequently. I see that Service Host: Local System (Network Restricted is eating up a lot of the Disk through task manager. I haven't installed anything since the upgrade. I ran spybot and all it found was some cookies that were removed. Any Ideas? Suggestions?
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by:Steven Harris
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I have seen this noted a few times in the Windows 8 forums, but the solution os always a one-off.

Try some of the following:

Weirdest one first - If you have Skype -
Running Skype for the first time fixed my 100% disk usage problem too.  Why?  I have no idea.  But, that fixed the problem for my laptop after I upgraded to Windows 8.1.

Change or Disable Paging File settings

Last but not least, -

Look in the Disk tab and expand the Disk Activity section to see what files are being accessed.
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by:penntechs
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Skype didn't resolve it. What Disk tab are you referring to?
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by:Steven Harris
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I am sorry I should have been more clear.

Task Manager > Open Resource Monitor > expand the Disk section.  This will show you what files are being accessed, with Read and Write rates.
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by:penntechs
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I changed the pagefile to the recommended setting. Here are two snapshots of what I see in Task Manager. No change.[
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by:Steven Harris
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Do you have System Restore enabled?  Just for grins, try disabling it and rebooting the machine.
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by:penntechs
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Two more snapshots. OK I will try the system restore disabled reboot.
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Dimo Dimitrov earned 2000 total points
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Try to stop Superfetch in Windows services.
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