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Windows 10 performance drop.

Carl Laskowski
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Did something occur in the last several days that caused general problems with windows 10 like extreme slowness on bringing up webpages.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
Most Valuable Expert 2012
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Commented:
No. I am using the most recent version of Windows 10.

Can you be more specific in your description?

Try updating your wired and wireless drivers. Then run TCP/IP Reset.

Open cmd.exe with Run as Administrator
Then: netsh int ip reset c:\resetlog.txt
Then: ipconfig /flushdns

Now restart the computer and test.
RaminTechnical Advisor

Commented:
Restore the PC to the state before that problem with  system Restore :

Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
Then, while keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
Note that you can also use the Shift + Restart combination from the Sign In screen: click or tap Power, press and hold Shift and then click or tap Restart.
Then, Windows 10 reboots and asks you to select an option. Choose Troubleshoot.
Then, on the Troubleshoot screen, select Advanced options.
On the Advanced options screen, choose System Restore,  select a date before the problem.
Dustin SaundersCo-Founder and Chief Architect
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Commented:
Your issue could also be related to disk I/O.  

Could potentially be the updates running in the background, you could try and disable the Windows Update service temporarily to see if it makes a difference.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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That might work, but Carl says very recent and Windows 10 has been downloading and installing updates for a couple of years now.
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Commented:
That's fair, though I'd point out the suggestion is to try it temporarily as a troubleshooting step.  There are a couple of reasons:

> Disk performance degrades over time so the new issue if related to disk may have recently surfaced.  This may not be related to Win Updates, but that was an additional suggestion.
> Windows Updates in Win10 seem to be pretty "aggressive".  Even on my SSD when updates are being pulled recently my performance is trash.
> Windows Updates also update how Windows Updates are ran.  Could be a symptom of another "more aggressive" change.

Of course, there are other issues that could be more specific to web browsing-- like DNS issues or the browser itself, but checking Disk Perf is my initial suggestion of where to start since it was suggested that there are also other "general issues".

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I tried but am not successful in solving my problem. I don't know how to continue the conversation after responding with more details.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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Commented:
Thanks . If you need more help , please feel free to answer another question

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I found a link on Microsoft but lost it and when I tried to locate it again there were 237000 results so I am writing from memory of what I did.

 The link I used guided me to use "Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth" from the command line.
1. First I right clicked on the windows Start button then on "search" and typed  "command prompt."  
2. When a box appeared with the words "command prompt" I right clicked and chose "run as administrator" which brought me to the shell command line.
3. I pasted in the DISM line above (make sure the spaces before "/" are there) and hit enter.  (I don't know if the following had any effect but I ran the command twice and I also shut down and restarted.)

 It took several minutes to complete and at this point all is running very well again. Thank goodness.

Thanks for all the suggestions. They really helped me focus on where to go and what ot look for.