Microsoft recently started pushing a new update that updates itself automatically the old Edge (legacy) to the new Edge (Chrome) without any user intervention. If, however, after installing this Edge or any other Windows update and you experience slow Windows 10 boot times and a generally slow PC, this message will help. In this article we will provide you with the solutions that you can try to alleviate this problem.
Depending on your current version of Windows, you will receive KB4559309, KB4541301, or KB4541302. The difference between a normal cumulative update and an Edge update is that the latter is an automatic update and will be forced on your system.
According to reports from PC users, Windows 10 KB4559309 (Edge update) specifically, some Windows 10 PCs could be significantly slower.
Windows 10 slow after update
If you are faced with this Windows 10 slow after Edge update problem, you can try our recommended solutions in the order presented below to solve the problem.
- Uninstall the recently installed update and hide the problematic update
- Perform system restore and block Edge update
- Reset Windows 10
- Update the firmware and BIOS.
Let’s take a look at the description of the process involved for each of the solutions listed.
1]Uninstall the recently installed update and hide the problematic update
This solution requires you to uninstall the problematic update, then block Windows Update to prevent the bits from re-downloading and reinstalling on your device.
You may not be able to uninstall the KB4559309 update and your attempts will fail with the error message below.
The update is required and cannot be uninstalled.
In this case, go to the next solution.
2]Perform system restore and block Edge update
To resolve the Windows 10 slow after update problem, this solution implies that you perform a System Restauration then block the Edge update using the Edge Blocker toolbox or block the automatic installation of Edge on your Windows 10 computer via a registry hack.
After blocking 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 new on-site upgrade to repair all Windows components. Additionally, if you are running Windows 10 version with this option, you can try cloud reset.
4]Update firmware and BIOS
At this point, if you are still experiencing the problem after you were able to install the new Edge on your Windows 10 device, you can try to update your system BIOS and firmware.
Any of these solutions should work for you!