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Windows 8 laggy interface.

  1. #1


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    Windows 8 laggy interface.


    Hi there, can anyone help me with my problem? My Windows 8 became laggy ever since I restarted my PC yesterday, March 28, around 5pm it was the first time I restarted my PC since Sunday, March 23. I have been looking for some solutions on Google and tried them but it didn't solved my problem.

    I also haven't installed anything since March 24 and it was just Hearthstone (a game). The solutions I tried were scanning my PC using Windows Defender and ComboFix, both AV have not found issues. I also tried killing processes like sqlservr.exe, googledrivesync.exe and ReportingServicesService.exe but it didn't solve my problem also. Also, I did a System Restore which I thought would solve my problem, but didn't.



    I also noticed earlier that whenever I boot in to the desktop of the OS, the UI will not lag but after a couple of minutes it will start to. It is very noticeable because the animations are slow like the animation of the sidebar when you put the cursor on the top-right or bottom-right of the screen, the animation on the Start menu and the animation of popping up of windows.



    Can someone help me with this one? Thanks.

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    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    My problem was googledrive. Try stopping that and see.
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    Windows 8 Pro


    I also tried stopping that but still my PC is laggy. Thanks anyway.
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  4. #4


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    One thing you can try is streamline the visual effects themselves:

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    Posts : 4
    Windows 8 Pro


    @Edwin, tried your solution but still, my PC is laggy. Also, I just noticed while watching videos on my PC, the animation is also not smooth. I'll try booting on in Safe Mode and see if I can solve the issue. Thanks for your suggestion brah.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KaironDemoneye View Post
    I also tried stopping that but still my PC is laggy. Thanks anyway.
    Sorry it didn't help. I used it for both my Windows Laptop and my MacBook Pro. In both cases the memory usage went up and up and up. Perhaps Google have fixed it. In any case stop what you can - something is spoiling your experience. It was google for me - perhaps it is something else for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adamf View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by KaironDemoneye View Post
    I also tried stopping that but still my PC is laggy. Thanks anyway.
    Sorry it didn't help. I used it for both my Windows Laptop and my MacBook Pro. In both cases the memory usage went up and up and up. Perhaps Google have fixed it. In any case stop what you can - something is spoiling your experience. It was google for me - perhaps it is something else for you.
    It's okay. Yeah I think it's some other application but the problem is, I couldn't find what it is on my Process Killer. Anyway, I was not able to boot into Safe Mode earlier but when I boot in to the desktop of Windows 8 I switched off my WLAN so my laptop will not connect on my WiFi and after 3 mins. I turned it on again and tried to open a video and the video played smoothly and somehow the lag on my laptop is gone. I'll try again to boot my laptop with the WLAN switched on. Maybe an application that requires an internet connection is hogging my memory?

    UPDATE:
    So I tried to boot my laptop and switched on the WLAN and it started to lag again.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    This might be some good reading.
    How to Get Rid of Lag | GeForce
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  9. #9


    Trnava
    Posts : 683
    Win 8.1.1 Pro x64


    Do you run utorrent all the time? It might hang up HDD when download/upload is high.
    Also have you tried some cleaning software like https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TairikuOkami View Post
    Do you run utorrent all the time? It might hang up HDD when download/upload is high.
    Also have you tried some cleaning software like https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner ?
    And if you have don't.
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