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    Issues with Win 8.1

    I have a Lenovo Ideapad 400 with I-7 processor. After installing Win 8.1, the machine has slowed down. Most noticed with solitary where a moving card stops and then finishes the move. The whole machine has slowed down. Though it claims to be running at 64 bit, it seems to be more like 32 bit.

    I've attempted to go to my backup, which said it installed, but there is no difference. And the backup not isn't visible.

    IE 11 also is a problem. So sites will open and after going in, will not go onto another page, acting like it's a dead link. But if I run Chrome, the site works fine.

    Lenovo gives no option to check out the bios, so I haven't been able to do that. The Lenovo site has no updates that are newer than the Win 8.1 release date.

    I'm open to suggestions.

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    Do you notice the slowdown in multiple ways, or can it be just a display issue?
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    multiple ways. One example is when going to Gmail, I have to hit refresh just to get to my email. Also Google Hangout Video does not work. I just went into Eset online and it reports I am NOT using IE for an online scan. But the machine is running IE 11. Problems just keep popping up.

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    Ok, so the issue is with IE 11. I have read that Microsoft has acknowledged that IE 11 has several issues that they promise to sort soon. I suggest that you use Chrome, until such moment. Personally I prefer Chrome.
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    Welcome to the lounge as a new poster!

    Hopefully you took an Image of your hard drive before updating. If you did I'd recommend that you:

    1. Backup any DATA you have changed.
    2. Restore that image.
    3. Restore the changed DATA.
    4. Make sure that EVERYTHING windows is up-to-date via Windows Update...run it until it shows no Critical or Important updates.
    5. Take another Image.
    6. Uninstall any 3rd party AV products.
    7. Reboot.
    8. Now try the upgrade again.
    9. If successful reinstall any 3rd party AV products.


    HTH
    May the Forces of good computing be with you!

    RG

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