Lenovo laptop Running Slow Windows 10 | Speed it up

Brithny updated on Aug 11, 2019 to Partition Manager | How-to Articles

"My brand new Lenovo IdeaPad 720s (256GB SSD, 8GB ram) was quite slow and laggy. I had some trouble logging in - had to force shut down at the time. Later the Chrome and Adobe crashed and were unresponsive for a while. I ran Malwarebytes and then Avast and no viruses were detected. My laptop is still slow. What's the matter with it? How can I make it faster and gain a better performance of it? 

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Check Memory and Memory Usage
Check for Low Disk Usage and Make Some Room
Disable Unnecessary Startup Programs
Disable Windows 10 Automatic Update

Before you take actions, you can make some quick fixes:

  • Make sure that you've tried to restart the laptop several times if the 'slow boot time' happened for the first time.
  • Had at least once run the antivirus software and removed the suspicious software on your computer.
  • Make sure you have all the latest Windows updates installed on the laptop. If you are on the Internet when your Lenovo laptop is slow, make sure all browser plugins are up-to-date.

For a general topic on Lenovo laptop running slow, please refer to the four troubleshooting methods one by one and solve the problem beautifully.

Method 1. Check Memory and Memory Usage

  • Press Ctrl + Alt + Delete, and then select Task Manager.
  • In Task Manager, select the Performance tab > Memory.

check the memory usage of your lenove laptop

First, see how much you have total, and then check the graph and see how much RAM is being used.

Here’s some info about the minimum memory requirements for Windows 10:

Windows 10 (32-bit) can run on a PC with 1 GB of RAM, but it runs better with 2 GB. For better performance, add memory so you have 3 GB or more.
Windows 10 (64-bit) can run on a PC with 2 GB of RAM, but it runs better with 4 GB. For better performance, add memory so you have 6 GB or more.

You can open Resource Monitor to end some process to free up some memory space.

Right click the process and click end process.

end process to free up memory usage

Method 2. Check for Low Disk Usage and Make Some Room

You may improve performance if you free some disk space on your PC.

To check for low disk space:

  • Select the Start button, and then select Settings  > System  > Storage.
  • Under Storage, your drives will be listed. Note the amount of free space and total size for each drive.

To clean up space:

1. Automatically delete Temp files.

2. Clean up junk files.

To increase disk space:

1. Adjust partition size.

When you find out the low disk space, you can increase the space by resizing the partitions. Here, you can use a free software.

With the help of the free partition software, you can adjust partition size magically. It won't cause any damage to the existing data. If you are still worried about your data safety before starting to adjust partition size. The copy disk/partition function allows you to back up all your data to another disk/partition to ensure you 100% security.

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adjust partition size

2. Upgrade HDD to SSD.

A Solid State Drive runs much faster than that of a Hard Disk Drive when it comes to choosing a boot drive for Windows computers. If you're tired of waiting too long to boot up Windows OS on your HP PCs, why not invest an SSD? Use the best hard drive duplicator software to upgrade HDD to SSD without reinstalling Windows.

Method 3. Disable Unnecessary Startup Programs

When you turn on your PC, some programs start automatically and run in the background. You can disable these programs so they don’t run when your PC starts.

Many programs are designed to start automatically when Windows does. Software manufacturers often set their programs to open in the background - you don’t realize they're running, but they'll open quickly when you go to use them. This is helpful for programs you use a lot, but not for programs you don’t use often because it increases the time it takes Windows to start.

  • Select the Start button, and then select Settings > Apps > Startup.
  • Under Startup Apps, find the program you want to stop from starting automatically and set it to Off. 

Method 4. Disable Windows 10 Automatic Update

Don't ignore one truth. Each Windows 10 update causes problems. Even you've tried all the recommended solutions above, it's still necessary to consider a permanent close for Windows 10 automatic update.

It is indeed very annoying to be faced with the automatic Windows 10 Update. Disable the automatic update in every way now.

If your Lenovo laptop is still running slow after you have tried all of the solutions above, you can also ask us for help directly.

 
 

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