I have noticed that my browser took 3-4 seconds to display the speed dial. Apparently, this was caused by Microsoft and will be corrected in the next update coming out in October. But if you have been experiencing unusual slowdowns, you may want to roll back the previous automatic update until the new comes out. https://www.windowslatest.com/2020/08/22/windows-10-august-update-bsod-slow-performance/ https://techxplore.com/news/2020-09-microsoft-windows-october.html Since my laptop is Lenovo, I may try this: "Lenovo users have also flagged issues with Windows 10 August security patch and turning off virtualization feature resolves the problem for them." How do I turn off virtualization? To disable Hyper-V in Control Panel, follow these steps: In Control Panel, select Programs and Features. Select Turn Windows features on or off. Expand Hyper-V, expand Hyper-V Platform, and then clear the Hyper-V Hypervisor check box.