A “classic” issue that causes laptops to run slowly will be fixed in the Windows update scheduled for release next month.
Old laptops running slowly over time are quite common. In addition to many objective reasons such as old hardware or increasingly more software, the operating system is also the cause of old laptops running slow.
One of the most common conditions on a Windows computer is a full disk (the hard drive is at full capacity for a long time).
According to LaptopMag, the status of full disk will be fixed in the Windows 10 2004 update scheduled for release in May thanks to the improved Windows Search feature.
Full disk usually occurs when the Windows Search feature scans the hard drive to index files, emails and content to make searching faster. If operating while the computer is in use, the hard drive will operate at full capacity causing a full disk condition.
As one of the common conditions in Windows, a full disk can make your laptop run significantly slower, especially if you use a slower mechanical drive (HDD) instead of a newer solid-state drive (SSD). However, some laptops using SSDs may still run slowly when Windows Search indexes them.
In the Windows 10 update scheduled for release in May, Windows Search will index smarter when you’re not using a laptop, and stop indexing when copying or deleting data. This can help reduce hard drive load, making full disk status no longer occur.
The Windows Latest website confirms that the speed on Windows 10 2004 has improved after testing on different computer systems. HDD users will see noticeably faster speeds, while SSDs may not realize the difference so much.
In general, older Windows laptops will run slowly due to a full disk state which will run faster after updating to Windows 10 in May 2020. There are also a number of other bug fixes and features expected to be applied by Microsoft for this update.