Facepalm: Have you discovered that your PC is slower than common after putting in the current Windows 10 update for the Edge browser? You’re not alone. A variety of customers are reporting that their system efficiency and boot occasions have been negatively impacted by Windows 10 KB4559309 (Edge update).
It was approach again in December 2018 when Microsoft confirmed it was changing Edge with a Chromium-powered browser. It lastly got here out of beta in January, bringing a sooner, extra feature-packed incarnation.
As reported by Windows Latest, final month noticed Microsoft pushing out a brand new Windows 10 update that routinely updates Edge. Depending in your model of Windows, you’ll obtain both KB4559309, KB4541301, or KB4541302. It’s the primary of those, KB4559309, that’s inflicting the issues.
Some of the problems found by customers embody laggy efficiency, decrease fps counts in video games, boot occasions as much as 3x slower, exterior onerous drives not working, and extra.
“This update has essentially rendered my brand new computer useless,” wrote one person.
Fixing issues brought on by dodgy Windows updates is often a matter of merely uninstalling them, however attempting to do this with KB4559309 will convey up a message stating the “update is required and cannot be uninstalled.”
If you’re having points with the update, the best choice is to make use of the System Restore function to revert to the earlier model of Windows 10. For those that’ve but to obtain KB4559309, you might all the time cease it by downloading the newest model of Edge from Microsoft’s web site, modify the Registry, or use the Blocker Toolkit.