Dear Computer Lady,
Thank you for your very informative and helpful newsletter.
I upgraded to Win10 and now my computer can’t keep up with my typing.
Is there a setting somewhere?
I am a very fast typist but this has got me so very frustrated – it doesn’t seem to always read the letters and sometimes hangs up on a letter or two. Can you help?
Thank you, Cathy from Ireland
I don’t think it is a setting that is slowing your computer down. It is probably either a driver, or some process running in the background that is having problems.
Unfortunately, there is no quick and easy way to isolate the problem. But, there are a few things you can try if you are comfortable doing so.
First, go to the website of your computer manufacturer and check to see if there are any new drivers available that have been optimized for Windows 10.
Next, open the task manager (you can access it by pressing Ctrl + Alt + Del on your keyboard) and click on the “Startup” tab. You can disable a few startup items at a time, restart your computer and see if that makes a difference. It takes time, but you might be able to narrow it down to a single entry that is causing the problem.
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