Chrome slow to load

Chrome slow to load (10 sec at least) since last major Windows update (Feb 2018). Once loaded requested web pages appeared quickly, no problem. In the meantime no problem with Edge. Did Microsoft purposely slow down competing browsers!! What can I do to fix this?
bboireAsked:
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William FulksSystems Analyst & WebmasterCommented:
Start by checking you Chrome Extensions to make sure you don't have anything you don't want or need, as they could be slowing it down.

Also go into Settings - Advanced and check "Use hardware acceleration when available" - that's an old fix but it may help.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Do as above and also uninstall Chrome, restart, reinstall and Update.

No. Microsoft did not slow it down.
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bboireAuthor Commented:
Did try unchecking Acceleration already. No change.
Will try reinstall
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bboireAuthor Commented:
Deactivating all extensions didnt do anything either
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bboireAuthor Commented:
if I uninstall and reinstall how do i keep all my old settings and Favorites?
(not an expert here)
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
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bboireAuthor Commented:
Thanks John
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Andrew LeniartFreelance JournalistCommented:
bboire,

Just uninstalling and reinstalling Chrome is always worth a shot, but often does not get rid of the problem.

To do a "complete" uninstall and reinstall of Google Chrome, do the following;

After a normal uninstall, but before reinstalling, delete the "User Data" folders from the following locations;

C:\Users\Your_Profile_Name\AppData\Roaming\Google\Chrome\User Data
C:\Users\Your_Profile_Name\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data

Now reinstall Chrome and it will install as though it has never been on the machine before.

You can now restore any backed up User Data folders, however, I don't recommend this as you could be copying any problems back to the newly installed Chrome profile. If you really want to restore, then restore one item at a time, when Chrome is closed, then test after adding each restored folder to see if the problem has recurred. If it does, then you've found your culprit and can remove it again.

I would recommend backing up just your favorites using something like the Free Xmarks tool. Also very good for synchronizing favorites across different browsers. Ignore cookies, they will get replaced automatically as you visit websites again.

Hope this is helpful.

Regards, Andrew
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bboireAuthor Commented:
Thank you. Useful.
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