06 July 2016

Windows 10 Upgrade Issues Part 2

After my upgrade to Windows 10, my laptop (Toshiba L875D-S7232) seemed sluggish, and no matter what I did, nothing seemed to fix it. So I decided that I would try a clean install of Windows 10. Unfortunately, it did not improve the situation.

Here are the steps that I used to fix it:
  1. Set the virtual page size
    1. Start -> All apps -> Windows System -> Control Panel
    2. Click "System"
    3. Click "Advanced system settings"
    4. Select "Advanced" tab
    5. In the "Performance" box, click the "Settings" button
    6. Select "Advanced" tab
    7. In the "Virtual Memory" box, click the "Change" button
    8. Uncheck "Automatically manage paging file size for all drives
    9. Set a reasonable custom size (I used 2048) in both initial and maximum
    10. Click "Ok" three times
  2. Disabled all notifications
    1. Start -> Settings
    2. Click "System"
    3. Click "Notifications & actions"
    4. Turn off all Notifications
  3. Don't Disable Windows Search
    1. Open task manager (Start -> All apps -> Windows System -> Task Manager)
    2. Click "More Details"
    3. Select "Services" tab
    4. Click "Open Services" on the bottom
    5. Right Click "Windows Search"
    6. Click "Properties"
    7. For "Startup type" select "Automatic"
    8. Click "Start"
  4. Remove All Live Tiles from the start menu
  5. Uninstall unused windows apps
    1. Open an administrator powershell
      1. Click "Start"
      2. Click "All apps"
      3. Open "Windows Powershell" Folder
      4. Right Click "Windows Powershell"
      5. Click "Run as administrator"
    2. Run the following commands one at a time
      1. Get-AppxPackage *OneNote* | Remove-AppxPackage
      2. Get-AppxPackage *BingWeather* | Remove-AppxPackage
      3. Get-AppxPackage *XboxApp* | Remove-AppxPackage
      4. Get-AppxPackage *Zune* | Remove-AppxPackage
  6. Install updated video card drivers to the Crimson 16.2.1 Beta drivers (amd)
  7. Installed updated chipset drivers to the Crimson 16.4.2 drivers (amd)
  8. Disabled Raptr and Plays.tv
    1. Open task manager (Start -> All apps -> Windows System -> Task Manager)
    2. Click "More Details"
    3. Select "Start Up" tab
      1. Right Click "Plays.tv Video Recorder by Raptr"
      2. Click "Disable"
      3. Right Click "Raptr Desktop App"
      4. Click "Disable"
    4. Select "Services" tab
      1. Click "Open Services" on the bottom
      2. Right Click "Plays.tv Update Service"
      3. Click "Properties"
      4. For "Startup type" select "Disabled"
      5. Click "Stop"
However, even after all these changes, my start menu can still be sluggish at times, but the other apps perform much better.