There have been reports of possible performance issues.

Microsoft has been transparent about the recent discovery two major CPU security flaws.  Last week, in a effort to fix the issue windows released an update.  Windows 10 pushed the update automatically and if you are on a newer computer, most likely,  you will not notice any difference in performance.  If you are on windows 7 or 8 there will be some noticeable performance changes.   Also you might need to check for updates to install the latest updates.

Impacts:

  • Windows 10 running on Skylake, Kaby Lake or newer CPU show benchmarks show “single-digit slowdowns”, but most users shouldn’t expect to see noticeable slowdowns
  • Windows 10 running on Haswell or older CPUs “show more significant slowdowns” and “some users will notice a decrease in system performance”
  • Windows 7 or Windows 8 running on Haswell or older CPUs means “most users will notice a decrease in system performance

If you are on windows 7 or 8 and experiencing slowdowns consider upgrading for increased security and speed.  I love windows 10 and have not experienced a slowdown with this update. If you have questions about upgrading to Windows 1o or are unhappy navigating Windows 10 give us a call. We have lots of tips and tricks to make your user experience betting in Windows 10.