Surface Go – Faster after a reset

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I received a Surface Go as a Christmas present this year. As Paul explained, it was too slow, especially compared to the Surface Pro 3 that it replaced. As with my Surface Pro 3, I transitioned the Go from 10 S mode to 10 Home. This “upgrade” made the Go run worse than before.

At this point, I decided to install the insider preview, because i love to punish myself. After installing an update, the Go would no longer boot up. It was equivilent to a MBR failure. I decided, because the Go was so new, I would do a fresh 1809 install. 1809 installed without a hitch, after which I installed 19H1.

Now, the Go is running far better than it did out-of-the-box. Initially, I could only run one app at a time. Now, the device multitasks without any issue.

Any ideas on how a clean install could help this much?

Comments (5)

5 responses to “Surface Go – Faster after a reset”

  1. AnOldAmigaUser


    I think that 19H1 implements an improvement in how it handles the code to mitigate Spectre.

    Here is a ZDNet article on the topic.

  2. Paul Thurrott

    Maybe if you reset it a few more times, it will keep getting faster. :D


    Sorry.