Your PC has slowed down since Microsoft fixed Specter Errors in January 2018. PCs from 2015 and earlier slowed down the most. With the next update of Windows 10, these slowdowns will be largely eliminated, making your PC faster.
Microsoft's update is part of Windows 1
This information is from Microsoft Mehmet Iyigun, who works on the Windows Kernel team. On Twitter, he said that Microsoft has now enabled "repoline" and "import optimization" by default in the new builds of Windows 10. Together, these features "reduce the [performance] Impact … on the noise level for most scenarios. "Another way of saying the slowdown is mostly eliminated and basically unnoticed.
Here is his full tweet:
Yes, we enabled repoline by default on our 19H1 flights, along with what we did" Import Optimization "to further reduce the Perf effect due to indirect calls in kernel mode, which when combined, reduce the impact of Specter v2 attenuation on noise levels for most scenarios: https://t.co/CPlYeryV9K
– Mehmet Iyigun (@mamyun) October 18, 2018
We are not sure what Microsoft is "import optimization", but repoline has been used on some Linux Since January 2018, Retpoline has been developed by Google Retpoline was developed by Google and, according to Google, is a faster way to block Specter attacks with "negligible performance impact." You can get all the technical details about View retpolines on the Google website.
It is noteworthy that the security researcher Alex Ionescu has improved the speed of transferring a lot of small files on his test system. This is because some benchmarks have seen a slowdown of up to 23% in moving smaller files, but the new patch from Microsoft seems to be very helpful here.
This is another reason to upgrade to Windows 10 with Windows 7 (or 8.) Windows 7 has been hit harder by the slowdowns, and now this fix seems to come only on Windows 10 – Windows 7 users stay with the already slowing down.
Thanks to MSPowerUser for detecting this news.
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