Microsoft recently started pushing a new update that automatically updates the old (legacy) Edge to the new (Chromium) Edge without any user intervention. If however, after you install this Edge or any other Windows Update and you experience Windows 10 slow boot times as well as a generally slow PC, then this post will help you. In this post, we will provide the solutions you can try to mitigate this issue.
Depending on your current version of Windows, you’ll receive KB4559309, KB4541301, or KB4541302. The difference between a normal cumulative update and Edge update is that the latter is an automatic update and it will be forced on your system.
According to PC user reports, Windows 10 KB4559309 (Edge update) specifically could make some Windows 10 PCs noticeably slow.
Windows 10 slow after Update
If you’re faced with this Windows 10 slow after the Edge update issue, you can try our recommended solutions in the order presented below to resolve the issue.
- Uninstall recently installed Update and hide the problematic Update
- Perform System Restore and block the Edge update
- Reset Windows 10
- Update firmware and BIOS.
Let’s take a look at the description of the process involved concerning each of the listed solutions.
1] Uninstall recently installed Update and hide the problematic Update
You may be unable to uninstall the KB4559309 update and your attempts will fail with the error message below.
Update is required and cannot be uninstalled.
In which case, proceed with the next solution.
2] Perform System Restore and block the Edge update
To resolve the Windows 10 slow after Update issue, this solution entails that you perform a System Restore and then block the Edge update using the Edge Blocker Toolkit or block Edge from automatically installing on your Windows 10 computer via a registry hack.
Having blocked the Edge Update, you can manually download and install Edge on your Windows 10 device.
3] Reset Windows 10
This solution simply requires you to perform a Fresh Start, In-place upgrade repair to reset every Windows component. Also, if you’re running Windows 10 version has this option, you can try Cloud Reset.
4] Update firmware and BIOS
Any of these solutions should work for you!