Disk Usage at 100% on Windows 10, What Should I Do

I got this laptop right after I got it in Windows 10, and I was experiencing 100% disk usage problems. But the disk was running fast on Linux. I have used all methods and can't find any reason why this is happening. This is a personal battle between me, Windows 10, and my laptop. Help me, please.

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Cici· Answered on Jul 31, 2023

With HDD and Windows, you will see 100% disk usage for a few minutes after startup. Wait a few minutes, it may be stable, and the system will become faster. But the best solution is to replace the HDD with an SSD. Then, both Linux and Windows performance will be improved.

EaseUS Partition Master is a powerful all-in-one disk management software. It allows you to avoid the hassle of reinstalling Windows by cloning the OS from the HDD to the SSD.

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Note: You need to ensure enough SSD space to store the old HDD's content. You need to format it as GPT or MBR if it is a new drive.

Then follow the guide below, and you will successfully upgrade the drive to SSD on Windows 10:

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Partition Master and go to "Clone."

Step 2. Select the source and target disks and click "Next."

Step 3. Confirm the warning message and select the clone mode.

Step 4. Click "Start."

After the cloning, you should set the cloned SSD as the boot disk in BIOS. Also, for Disk usage at 100%, here are some other quick options you can try:

  • Restart your computer 
  • Check for malware 
  • Update Windows 10
  • Fix disk error
  • Disable SuperFetch 
  • Reset virtual memory
  • Clean up junk files

You can try these different methods depending on your situation. If you are unfamiliar with these operations, refer to the detailed step-by-step guide: 100% disk usage Windows 10. If none of these methods work, try using VirtualBox as a virtual machine in Linux.

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