Is Windows 10 slow? Blame the update: how to fix it

Many users report slowdowns after installing an update for Microsoft Edge. Here's how to fix the problem

Microsoft has released an update for Windows 10, classified as code KB4559309. It's an update that goes fix some Microsoft Edge issues that emerged after update KB4559004. But as it often happens in recent months with Windows 10 updates, you solve a problem to create at least a couple more. And it happened in this case too: after the installation of the update KB4559309 many users have begun to report slowdowns when turning on the PC, opening programs and web pages.

A generalized malfunction that makes Windows 10 slower and almost unusable PC. This is the tenor of the reports from users who have installed the update and started having major problems with their computers. Microsoft has taken note and assured that it is already working on a new patch that will solve these new malfunctions, but there is no date for the release.

Windows 10, latest update makes PC very slow

This is not the first and will not be the last time that a Microsoft update for Windows 10 instead of solving problems creates new ones. It has already happened in the last few months, first with the release of Windows 10 May 2020 Update and then the two security patches in June and July that fixed more than 100 vulnerabilities in the operating system. In all three cases, users after installing the update found themselves dealing with more or less annoying issues and in some cases were also forced to temporarily uninstall the update.

In this case the new malfunctions were reported by users after installing the automatic update KB4559309, released by Microsoft to fix some problems with Microsoft Edge. After the installation, however. many have reported slowdowns in turning on the PC, opening websites and installed programs. It's not clear why the PC is much slower, but it could depend on any conflicts between the update and the operating system.

How to fix slow Windows 10

The Redmond-based company assured that it is already working to fix the problem, but that there is a need for some time for the release of the patch. In the meantime, users can uninstall the update via Windows Update. To do so, one needs to log into Windwos Update, hit "View Update History", select the update KB4559309 and uninstall it.