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#1 steelersutah

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Posted 25 October 2015 - 12:19 PM

My computer I bought used. I cleared everything on it and upgraded it to windows 10 but it is very slow at everything. it boots up ok but slow at responding on opening any programs, browsing the internet, even to the click of the mouse. here are the specs on the computer, please help. Thanks you very much!

 

gateway zx4250

windows 10 home

amd e-3000 apu with radeon hd graphics with 1.3 ghz

6gb ram (5.75gb usable)

64 bit operating system, x64 based processor

 

thanks again for any help



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#2 1029rjmenvy17t

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Posted 25 October 2015 - 04:26 PM

Hello,

Well the first problem is the processor it is very slow and old too; so I would try to disable all start up items and try to look for anything that could slow your PC down.

If your using Google Chrome try to get rid of useless add on’s that might slow the PC down when trying to load sites: Same thing for IE 11 Try to get rid of any toolbars that might slow your browser down.

Third​ thing is to invest in a Solid Slate Drive which would make the PC faster however the processor might not be able to handle it.

And I' am not sure about upgrading processors since I have never upgraded a processor however maybe somebody here could give you some advice on that.

 

But for now I would just try to disable start up items and toolbars and stuff that will cause it to be any slower.

 

 

 

 



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Posted 25 October 2015 - 05:29 PM

i agree that the processor is old but i have older computers running windows 10 and they are not slow. i dont have a problem with boot up, its pretty fast booting up. just very slow at opening up programs and surfing the net. the computer is very clean and has no usless programs right now.


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Posted 26 October 2015 - 02:52 AM

This tends to look similar to many other problems that we've seen with W10 being installed on well-used systems.

There's a couple of things to try:
1)  Run the following command in a Powershell window that's run as an Administrator in order to re-register the Windows Store apps:

Get-AppXPackage | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}
From this article:  http://www.thewindowsclub.com/re-register-windows-store-apps
Be sure that Edge is closed (in Task Manager).  Cortana will spit an error as it's still running - don't worry about that for now.

2)  Uninstall your antivirus, then use the removal tool for it (there's a list of most of them here:  http://www.carrona.org/avuninst.html ), then install a freshly downloaded, W10 compatible version.  Some A/V have difficulties with the upgrade, so removing them and then reinstalling them will help how they run.

3)  Download fresh copies of the latest, W10 compatible audio and video drivers for your system.  Then uninstall the current versions from your system.  Then install the freshly downloaded versions.

4)  Get ALL available Windows Updates

5)  Get ALL available, W10 compatible drivers/programs from the manufacturer's website.  If some aren't compatible w/W10, check here about uninstalling them.

6)  Get ALL available, W10 compatible drivers/programs for any add-on hardware and any software that you installed previously.  If they aren't compatible, please uninstall them.

If this doesn't fix things, then post back so we can discuss the following options:
- continuing to attempt to fix this copy of the OS
- Reset of the OS (considering both the "Keep My Files" and the "Remove Everything" options)
- revert to the previous OS (both at less than 30 days, and at more than 30 days since initial update)
- revert to the previous OS with another attempt at installing W10 (I don't recommend this)
- clean install of the previous OS
- clean install of the previous OS, then update to W10 (only needed if a clean install of W10 fails)
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Posted 26 October 2015 - 08:52 AM

Hello steelersutah

I agree with usasma he's got a lot of good stuff I would go with him as I' am not to good with speeding up older PC's except for what I have said about toolbars;

He has some really good stuff to do

Thanks :)​​



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Posted 26 October 2015 - 01:30 PM

I know on mine when 10 first installed it was like you described quick to boot but was slow to respond. Someone posted that it was because the system was learning my habits and re-indexing things.

 

All I know is it responds a lot quicker now for a little while now.  I seldom see the blue whirly gig thing while waiting for some program to load and run.

 

May not be your issue at all and this was a new unused system.  How ever it only just met minimum system requirements to run Win 10 at all.


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Posted 26 October 2015 - 09:40 PM

thank you for all the replies, I really appreciate them. Thanks again 1029.

 

Usa, I will do those things you said. I will let you know how it goes.

 

again, thank you all for your help



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Posted 26 October 2015 - 11:22 PM

I would also check the hard drive since its a used pc, good luck.



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Posted 21 November 2015 - 03:16 PM

Look in task manager to see whats using the most CPU percent. May give a clue. At first, Win 10 does a lot of indexing and background updates which can slow things down but things speed up when most of these tasks are complete. Win 10 has been shown to be very slightly faster than Win 7 on most tasks.






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