How To Fix Google Chrome Slow On Windows 10 Issue

Google Chrome is the most popular browser being used today which is available in various platforms. It is preferred by a lot of people for its speed and minimalistic design. Although this is quite a solid and stable browser there are instances when certain issues can occur which we will be addressing today. In this latest installment of our troubleshooting series we will tackle the Google Chrome slow on Windows 10 issue.

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How To Fix Google Chrome Slow On Windows 10 Issue

Before performing any of the recommended troubleshooting steps listed below it’s best to restart your computer first. This action refreshes the operating system and remove any corrupt temporary data that could be causing the problem.

There are several factors that can cause Google Chrome to run slow in Windows 10. You might have a lot of tabs open while only having a limited amount of RAM. You should take into consideration that each Chrome tab uses up a considerable amount of RAM and if your computer just has 4GB of RAM have a lot of tabs open then you are bound to experience this problem. Another possible factor that can cause this problem is a slow internet connection. The loading time of the browser will greatly depend on your internet speed so make sure that your connection is stable.

Listed below are some of the common troubleshooting steps that you need to do to fix this problem.

Disable browser extensions

If your Chrome browser has several extensions installed and running then this can greatly affect the speed of your browser. If you have any extensions installed then you should try to disable them.

  • Go to the Google Chrome installation directory. This is usually found at C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application.
  • Look for the Chrome.exe file then right click on it and select Properties.
  • Go to the Shortcut tab.
  • In the target box add –disable-extensions at the end.

Check if the Google Chrome slow on Windows 10 issue still occurs.

Try turning off hardware acceleration

Hardware acceleration is a feature that allows the computer to move certain tasks that are usually done by the CPU to the GPU. This usually improves the performance of the system however there are times when it can cause this particular problem. To check if this is the culprit, you should try to turn off hardware acceleration.

  • Open the Chrome browser
  • Click on Customize and Control Google Chrome (three dots icon) on the top right then select Settings.
  • Scroll down and click “Show Advanced Settings”.
  • Go to System then select Hardware Acceleration.
  • Turn this setting off.

Check if the Google Chrome slow on Windows 10 issue still occurs.

Rename the Default Folder

The Default Folder is where the browser stores your profile. If this data has been corrupted then it can lead to this problem. To fix this you will need to rename this folder so that a new one will be automatically created. 

  • Open Windows Explorer
  • Paste the following in the address bar: %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\
  • Search for the folder named Default and rename this to Backup Default.

Check if the Google Chrome slow on Windows 10 issue still occurs.

Reset your computer network adapter

There are times when the problem can be caused by a glitch in the network adapter. To eliminate this possibility you will need to reset the computer network adapter.

  • Press the Windows Key + X and select “Command Prompt (Admin)”.
  • Type: netsh winsock reset
  • Restart the computer

Check if the Google Chrome slow on Windows 10 issue still occurs.

Reinstall Google Chrome

In case the above steps fails to fix the problem then you should try uninstalling Chrome from your computer then reinstall it again.

  • Close all Chrome windows and tabs.
  • Click on the start menu then.
  • Click apps.
  • Under Apps & Features find and click Google Chrome.
  • Click on uninstall.
  • Make sure to check “Also delete your browsing data”.
  • Click uninstall.

Once it has been uninstalled you should restart your computer then reinstall Chrome again.

  • Download the Chrome installation file from the official website.
  • Click on run or save.
  • If you choose save then double click on the icon to start installing.

Check if the Google Chrome slow on Windows 10 issue still occurs.

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