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Posted 29 January 2013 - 01:39
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Posted 29 January 2013 - 02:57
EDIT: One caveat is that this may not fix an issue if it is caused by a out of date or incorrect device driver. Since you did an in-place upgrade, you may have some drivers hanging around that are not fully compatible with Windows 8. I'd just install any Windows 8-specific chipset, AHCI, audio and display drivers, and also any BIOS updates available from your manufacturer...
Posted 29 January 2013 - 05:58
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Posted 29 January 2013 - 18:39
Try running the following to scan and repair system files in an administrative command prompt:
Sounds like a device driver installation has messed something up. Have you recently installed any drivers for a previous version of Windows?
Posted 16 February 2013 - 03:04
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Posted 16 February 2013 - 06:58
A lot of problems with 8 are caused by the fast boot setting, it doesn't get a chance to fully restart when you shutdown and boot up using that
I disabled it on my PC when I had 8 installed and have disabled it on my laptop when I realised it was acting up and still had it enabled, cures many bugs that fast boot leaves because of its hybrid fake shutdown
Posted 16 February 2013 - 07:45
Posted 16 February 2013 - 13:13
I have been running Win8 Pro on my desktop since september without any problems until very recently. My laptop also has Win8 Pro but I haven't experienced this slowdown thing on it.
It should be traced to something else other than the fast boot I think. I will keep looking.
Posted 16 February 2013 - 19:02
Well the way to test if it is a fast boot issue is to give it an actual 'restart' and see if it feels any better, that's how I narrowed down some of the problems I was having
Posted 16 February 2013 - 19:06
The weird thing is that everything works as expected. The slowdown comes from nowhere (apparently) and the 4-5 times it has appeared it was at night.
I already powered off the computer a few times to rule the fast boot out. There isn't any error entries in the Event Viewer at the times the launching of apps slowdown. Extracting files also seems to take a long time in these times. Perhaps it something related to hard disks or RAM.
Posted 17 February 2013 - 00:10
My Win 8 laptop gets a 50% CPU usage when either defrag or search-indexer kicks in, I was also getting a network issue using a load of CPU yesterday, task manager showed "No Network" although the internet was fine, I clicked on the wireless icon and it changed to "Limited" then disappeared and CPU usage was back to normal
I don't use the laptop much, but I feel as if the problems started since the last time Windows Update installed a few things