Surface Go – Faster after a reset

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?

Conversation 5 comments

  • AnOldAmigaUser

    Premium Member
    06 February, 2019 - 5:08 pm

    <p><br>I think that 19H1 implements an improvement in how it handles the code to mitigate Spectre.</p><p>Here is a <a href="; target="_blank">ZDNet article</a> on the topic.</p>

    • Komosis

      Premium Member
      07 February, 2019 - 8:17 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#403163">In reply to AnOldAmigaUser:</a></em></blockquote><blockquote><br></blockquote><blockquote><em>Thank you for the link. That does completely explain the performance boost.</em></blockquote><p><br></p>

      • AnOldAmigaUser

        Premium Member
        07 February, 2019 - 9:32 am

        <blockquote><em><a href="#403305">In reply to Komosis:</a></em></blockquote><p>Glad to hear that it actually has a real world effect. My wife is using an i3 Pentium All in One that could definitely use a boost.</p>

        • Komosis

          Premium Member
          07 February, 2019 - 11:44 am

          <blockquote><em><a href="#403324">In reply to AnOldAmigaUser:</a></em></blockquote><blockquote><em>Indeed. My son is on a circa 2013 computer as well. I'm going to shift his computer to 19H1.</em></blockquote><p><br></p>

  • Paul Thurrott

    Premium Member
    07 February, 2019 - 8:55 am

    <p>Maybe if you reset it a few more times, it will keep getting faster. :D</p><p><br></p><p>Sorry.</p>


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