Why is my Windows PC so slow?

These steps will help you understand what is taking up the speed of your PC. Please follow all the steps.


1. Open your Start menu and type in Task Manager


2. If your task manager looks like this then select More Details


3. Check to see if your CPU, Memory, or Disk usage isn't over 95%


4. If there are applications that appears to be using high CPU or Memory usage that you don't need opened then start Ending those tasks.

5. If you notice there are multiple Chrome Tasks you can find out the specific task in Chrome by opening your browser's specific Task Manager

You can open this by going to "Menu" → "More Tools" → "Task manager"

Here you can see which browser tab or extension is using up the most resources and you can end the process accordingly.


6. Back to the Window's task manager. if the "Desk Usage" appears to be peaking at 100%. Then there are several steps you will need to take. 

a. Open Command Prompt by opening your Start Menu and type Command Prompt

You will see one of two views depending on your Windows Version. One will show Command Prompt only and the other with Command Prompt (Admin). Choose the Command Prompt (Admin).

If you do not see the Admin version. Right-Click on Command Prompt and select "Run as Administrator"

b. A black window with white text will display. type in:

net.exe stop "Windows search"

c. Check to see if your disk usage and the performance of your computer improve. 

d. If the "Disk Usage" does not go down then back to the Command Prompt and type in:

net.exe stop superfetch

e. Check to see if your disk usage and the performance of your computer improve. 

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