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Slow laptop #1017923
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Hi guys is there anything I can do to speed up my Asus laptop running Windows10. It has gone painfully slow and even freezing at times . I am not very computer savy so don't want to get over involved but is there any easy fix I can try
Thanks


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Make sure you have no updates waiting to run .did it come with windows 10 or is it an upgrade it has to be the worst operating system to date

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It is an upgrade the computer is around 12 months old and upgraded to 10 about 6 months ago it has been ok until last week or so but just seems to be getting slower all the time

Last edited by johncon; 21st Aug 2016 10:24am.

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Install and run Ccleaner free version and you should see massive difference.

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I have just done that ojoe55 after your suggestion . Thanks but it has made no difference at all !


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Re: Slow laptop [Re: lansyp] #1017961
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Originally Posted by lansyp
it has to be the worst operating system to date


I would have to disagree and say that Vista is the worst OS that Microsoft has ever released.

W10 is designed for touchscreen devices i believe and any laptops that have it aren't fully able to use W10 to its full potential

Re: Slow laptop [Re: johncon] #1017969
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May be worth trying this;
Go to start menu>settings>Notifications and actions>turn off "show me tips about Windows"
Restart your machine and hopefully everything should be good again.

Another possibility: Do you have Coretemp installed? Win10 does not seem to like it. This may be better
http://openhardwaremonitor.org/

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Thanks for the input guys I have tried both suggestions above and after rebooting a couple of times it is now slightly better but still nothing like it should be . but any improvement is better than what i had . Can I remove 10 and revert back to 8 bearing in mind i have very little computer knowledge ?
Thankyou

Last edited by johncon; 21st Aug 2016 7:59pm.

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Re: Slow laptop [Re: johncon] #1018110
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Yes you can go back to Windows 8, but 10 is supposed to be faster than 8.

http://www.groovypost.com/howto/downgrade-windows-10-to-windows-7-windows-81/2/

Maybe drop it off with someone who can give it a quick once-over to make sure there's nothing running that might be slowing it down, and that all the drivers are up to date.

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I believe that slow PC can be a sign of malware infection. There are are plenty of free on-line scanners available. Why not try one?


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