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Best Answer Geekimnot , 04 April 2019 - 04:23 AM

 1) Connect a mouse with a scroll wheel to the laptop and wait for it to install. When you see the pointer move when you wiggle the mouse you'll know it's ready to go. Now, click any blank spa... Go to the full post »


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Hi

I have an Acer XC-115 using Windows 10.

 

Since the last upgrade the icons on my screen have increased to about double the size and the computer is running very slow.

 

I tried a restore but that did not put the computer back to its previous settings.

 

Any help will be appreciated.

 

 


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It might happen you are runnig the Windows 10 system is safe mode and this is the reason the icons on the screens had increased to about double size. Despite this due to the programs running in the background the system start running slow, so close background programs, update the outdated drivers, scan for viruses and malware infection.

 

Hope doing this solve your problem...


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Microsoft.com > Recovery options in Windows 10


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Hi

Thanks for your input.

Sorry I have been away for a while and using my laptop.

 I have reset the computer but can see no real improvement. Icons still very large and computer is still slower than previously.


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1) Connect a mouse with a scroll wheel to the laptop and wait for it to install. When you see the pointer move when you wiggle the mouse you'll know it's ready to go. Now, click any blank space on the Desktop. Next, while holding down the [Ctrl] key, scroll the mouse wheel backward and forward and watch the icons get smaller and bigger as you do so. When they are the size you want, that's it, you're done.

 

2) Is the computer faster when running in "Safe mode with Networking"? If so, one or more programs that you have running while running normal mode, (that don't run in Safe mode), is/are slowing your computer down. Use the process of elimination to determine the culprit(s) and remove what you don't need.

 

If runs at about the same "slow" speed in "Safe mode with Networking", and you have an old fashioned spinning hard drive, run the hard drive manufacturer's diagnostic utility to make sure the hard drive is okay. If it's failing, it needs to be replaced.


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1) Connect a mouse with a scroll wheel to the laptop and wait for it to install. When you see the pointer move when you wiggle the mouse you'll know it's ready to go. Now, click any blank space on the Desktop. Next, while holding down the [Ctrl] key, scroll the mouse wheel backward and forward and watch the icons get smaller and bigger as you do so. When they are the size you want, that's it, you're done.

 

2) Is the computer faster when running in "Safe mode with Networking"? If so, one or more programs that you have running while running normal mode, (that don't run in Safe mode), is/are slowing your computer down. Use the process of elimination to determine the culprit(s) and remove what you don't need.

 

If runs at about the same "slow" speed in "Safe mode with Networking", and you have an old fashioned spinning hard drive, run the hard drive manufacturer's diagnostic utility to make sure the hard drive is okay. If it's failing, it needs to be replaced.

 

Thanks for your help.

All OK not.


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✓  Best Answer

 

1) Connect a mouse with a scroll wheel to the laptop and wait for it to install. When you see the pointer move when you wiggle the mouse you'll know it's ready to go. Now, click any blank space on the Desktop. Next, while holding down the [Ctrl] key, scroll the mouse wheel backward and forward and watch the icons get smaller and bigger as you do so. When they are the size you want, that's it, you're done.

 

2) Is the computer faster when running in "Safe mode with Networking"? If so, one or more programs that you have running while running normal mode, (that don't run in Safe mode), is/are slowing your computer down. Use the process of elimination to determine the culprit(s) and remove what you don't need.

 

If runs at about the same "slow" speed in "Safe mode with Networking", and you have an old fashioned spinning hard drive, run the hard drive manufacturer's diagnostic utility to make sure the hard drive is okay. If it's failing, it needs to be replaced.

 

Thanks for your help.

All OK not.

 

 

That should say - all OK now - sorry


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:thumbsup: You're welcome.


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