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New update caused my PC to slow down


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#1 frusciante54

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Posted 15 July 2018 - 06:58 PM

Today I got two new updates from Windows Update. After I installed them the PC started to slow down like hell. Even just opening chrome took 3 times longer. And the games I used to play at 35 fps started to be around 10-15 fps. So I think these 2 updates caused the problem.

 

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Both of them are in the "driver updates" category but I couldn't find out what types of drivers they are.

 

I tried system restore like 3 times but every one of them failed.

 

I'm thinking about reinstalling Windows from the settings menu. It says it will keep my files but delete the programs, which means delete my games. I don't want my games to be deleted so I'm thinking about putting all of them in a zip file somewhere safe.

But that's a lot of work! If you could reccomend me something easier and more efficient that would be great. What should I do here?

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Acer Aspire E 15, E5-553G

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#2 Mason21

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Posted 15 July 2018 - 07:54 PM

Try a repair install, before you try re-installing windows from the settings menu (you will lose third party apps and programs) This way, you will not lose any programs or apps. 



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Posted 15 July 2018 - 07:55 PM

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Learn to take screenshots & add them to your posts. :thumbup2:

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Make full system images to restore to if your computer goes bonkers.


#4 frusciante54

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Posted 16 July 2018 - 09:01 AM

Picture needs fixing---

 

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Sorry about that. But I did a reinstall of windows so the Windows Update history is deleted and I don't have the URL right now. But I remember what they were

 

Acer Incorparated - HID class 

Insyde software firmware update

 

Both of them were drivers. However, I don't think they had anything to do with AMD. Even after I did a re-install of Windows the problem was still there.

Then... Just now, I used the AMD cleanup utility and it seemed to fix it. So I guess it had something to do with the AMD drivers?

Just before I did those 2 updates, I also updated my AMD drivers. But I never suspected them because in the past I've done the same thing like 20 times (install AMD drivers, clean all of them, install again etc). I don't understand why they created this problem but... What should I do here? I can't continue without my drivers, I need to play my games.



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Posted 19 July 2018 - 03:50 PM

I just fixed it. I checked msinfo and found out that the "insiyde firmware update" was actually a bios update. Which is strange because I have never seen a bios update installed via Windows Update.

Anyway, it took me a while but I figured out how to downgrade my BIOS and the pc is back to how it used to be. Problem solved.



#6 JohnC_21

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Posted 19 July 2018 - 04:37 PM

That is correct, Windows can deliver UEFI firmware updates through Windows Updates. This may have had something to do with the Spectre/Meltdown issue but I can't say for sure.

 

I would recommend you disable Windows 10 ability to update drivers.

 

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/disable-automatic-driver-downloads-on-windows-10



#7 frusciante54

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Posted 19 July 2018 - 04:52 PM

This is going to be really usefull. Since pointless driver updates usually cause pc errors and I try hard to prevent them. Thank you.

#8 JohnC_21

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Posted 19 July 2018 - 04:56 PM

You're welcome. The last time I allowed Windows Update to install a driver it gave me a BSOD. That was for Windows 7. Supposedly Windows 10 does a better job with drivers but I wouldn't know because I refuse to install it.



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Posted 27 July 2018 - 04:08 PM

I just fixed it. I checked msinfo and found out that the "insiyde firmware update" was actually a bios update. Which is strange because I have never seen a bios update installed via Windows Update.

Anyway, it took me a while but I figured out how to downgrade my BIOS and the pc is back to how it used to be. Problem solved.

Can you say more about how you did this please?






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