What to do if Surface is running slower Content provided by Microsoft Applies to: Surface DevicesSurface Select Product Version All Products If your Surface isn't running as quickly as it once did, try these tips to pinpoint and solve the problem.Video: Optimize your Surface for performanceNoteThis video is available in English only. Check the Power Mode setting in use Use top Windows tips to improve the performance of your Surface Plug in and let your Surface cool down Restart your Surface Identify hardware issues Related topicsSurface won’t turn on, Windows won’t start, or the battery won’t chargeInstall Surface and Windows updatesWindows stops responding on SurfaceRestore or reset Surface Last Updated: May 31, 2019 Need more help? Search No results Join the discussion Ask the community Get support Contact Us Was this information helpful? Yes No Tell us what we can do to improve the article Submit Thanks! Your feedback will help us improve the support experience.