Not really sure how to describe this problem. I've been using Win 10 for awhile but decided to try going back to 8.1 due to me liking it better, now the problem is, a clean install or even an ISO with latest updates integrated suffer the same problem, slow startup of everything as soon as i reach desktop. It takes up to a minute before task manager will open, or any win32 app for that matter. I never had this problem before with 8.1. Anyone had the same problem or know how to fix this? Boot speed is fast, everything is smooth, and after this minute of delay at the beginning of desktop everything is perfect after. Edit: So i found the problem, it's the software that goes by the name Origin aka cancer. Now to find out if i can get by this problem without uninstalling it. Edit 2: So the exact problem is "Origin Web Helper Service" and "Origin Client Service". I killed them off and now everything is working fine.