I have an Acer Aspire V5-122P-0679 laptop that has served me well for a few years. When Windows 10 first came out and updated and everything ran great. With update 1607, the system started freezing and became unusable. It has all the latest updates (KB3197954). I went back to the previous build (I believe 1511) and sure enough, windows 10 updated itself to back to 1607 (KB3197954). I believe I saw the freeze issue with 1511. When I booted in safe-mode, the system ran well and I saw no freezing. I backed up my data and then did a restore (once saving the data and then the second time with disk cleansing install).
With the clean install, I see the freezing happening even before major configuration, application installation or data restore.
With a fresh reboot... Looking in Task Manager, no application started and sitting for some time, the CPU is running consistently at +35% with the System process running at +31.5%. This appears to be consistent after multiple reboots and over long periods of time.
All data/OS is stored on a single C:\ drive.
Common situations when I see the freezing include but are not limited to:
My son has a Acer Aspire V5-122P as well that is seeing the same issue.
Most of the post I read talk about this being resolved in some of the recent minor updates. That doesn't seem to be the case for me/us. I would hate to regress back to Windows 7. Any help is appreciated.
Thanks in advance.