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Acer aspire es1-512

New Acer Laptop with Windows 10. I've downloaded all available updates and disabled any obvious processes running which I don't need. However I'm still disappointed with the start up time and slow load time of programs. Is there anything I can do? Ive never used Windows 10 before, not sure if its a resource hog compared to Win 7 or not. I have Intel N2840 CPU and 4 gig RAM.

Thanks for any suggestions.

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Hi,

Just a few suggestions.

1. Have you checked that 'fast startup' is enabled?

http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4189-...

2. Have you checked in Task Manager/ Startup to see what programs are loaded on boot?

http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/how-to/window...

3. Have you turned off (the ones you don't want) Windows live tiles to stop them 'updating' unnecessarily. It cuts into your download as well as using the CPU.

http://www.howtogeek.com/223254/how-to-a...

4. Have you turned off Windows Defender if you have another AV installed?

5. Have you disabled any unnecessary 'bloatware' installed by Acer?

6. There was a BIOS Version update to Ver.1.15 dated 13/08/2015 which simply says "Improve System Performance' You may wish to check your BIOS version. Here is a link to download the update http://www.acer.com/ac/en/GB/content/dri... select BIOS/Firmware tab

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hi Jayeff,

Thanks for the suggestions. I already have 1.15 bios and Defender already turned off. Fast start already enabled, but this must be a misnomer, it doesnt seem very fast to me.

#3 Is one thing I haven't done, so I'll check into that.

If you can think of any other tricks specific to Win 10, let me know.

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Hi,

The only thing that quickly comes to mind is to 'disable' fast start up (I know it sounds counter-intuitive) and turn off your laptop in the normal way (Do not use the restart option this one time) . Then turn it on. Hopefully it will be faster. Have read and also heard that this worked and when fast start was re-enabled the boot time sluggishness had disappeared. It somehow seemed to 'reset' the fast startup mode.

http://www.windows10update.com/2015/05/w...

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I had a similar problem with my new acer, I went to the microsoft storeapp and found a lot of the pre-installed apps had been downloading/updating so I went to settings>system>apps and uninstalled a bunch of them. Restarted the laptop and no problem!

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