Acer Iconia Laptop Slow Down After Windows 8.1 Upgrade

My friend has recently upgraded to windows 8.1 from windows 8 on his acer iconia w700 touchscreen laptop. What he noticed was that, the mouse jitters, watching youtube videos skip frames and system becomes unresponsive from time to time. Even opening a single word document on his acer iconia notebook took much longer time than on windows 8. He tried contacting support, but the next better alternative, as usual, offered was to reinstall the system, which will be an easy fix, but one that will wipe out all his system settings, programs and he does not wish to to that. I did a quick google and notice that the slowdown on iconia laptop is relatively common for users who upgraded to windows 8.1 There is even a dedicated thread in microsoft forum to this issue. http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows8_1-performance/acer-iconia-w700-slow-after-installing-windows-81/c6287ebd-7095-4364-b48e-068a82295778?page=1&tm=1386602039388 And the solution is not as complex as though. And no reinstallation is required 🙂   The solution to acer iconia laptop slow down, unresponsive after upgrading to windows 8.1, help as follows. Go to CONTROL PANEL >> Power Option > Change Plan Settings (according to the current power plan) > Change advanced power settings > Intel Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework Settings And disable the low power setting on both battery and plug in. Use image above as reference. once that is done, you might suddenly find that your system is a lot more responsive!   If u cant find your control panel in your windows 8.1, press the windows logo button together with S button at the same time (Win Key + S) Learn more about windows shortcut keys here A search feature will appear on the right, type in “power options” and proceed from the instructions above. Enjoy!...

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Quick Guide to Upgrade to Windows 8.1 from Windows 8

Are you looking forward to getting windows 8.1 update for free, but for unknown reasons, you do not have the option to upgrade in microsoft store? Here is another quick manual way to upgrade to windows 8.1 Here the quick guide to perform the update from windows 8 to windows 8.1 Open up your internet browser. Using either chrome or internet explorer works well. Type in “ms-windows-store:WindowsUpgrade” into the address bar, press enter and u will force the update to appear. Enjoy! Remember to backup your data before performing the upgrade to 8.1  ...

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Windows 8.1 Boot to Desktop Option Quick Guide

Windows 8 is certainly a big drastic change as compared to winodows 7 and the previous versions of microsoft windows operating system. As it is optimized for touch screen devices more than the mouse point and click cursor. When we first login in windows 8, we are shown the page where we see tons of color tiles and we will have to click on the “desktop” icon to switch to desktop mode. After listening to our feedback (complains), they finally allow us to have the option to boot directly to desktop option in windows 8.1. However, it is not a direct method to login straight to windows 8.1 desktop. Here the quick guide to windows 8.1 boot to desktop option. firstly, enter the desktop mode, and right click on any EMPTY space on the taskbar (not on any icons), the bottom bar where the start button resides. A window called “taskbar and navigation properties” should appear.     You should see four tabs, “taskbar, navigation, jumplist and toolbars” Go to “Navigation” and look at the bottom half of the window as shown above) Tick the 1st box, “When i sign in or close all apps, go to desktop instead of start” And your windows 8.1 will automatically send you to desktop mode upon login    ...

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