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#1 Stone

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Posted 07 May 2018 - 02:44 PM

My Dad has a Lenovo running Windows 10. It's about 5 years old.  It has a 1TB hard drive, but only about 150gb on it.

I think the chip is an i5 with 3.4 ghz and 6 gb RAM.

 

It's running incredibly slow. I've run and AVG virus check and it's clean.  I did the disc utilities. No help.  It's fully updated.

Other than installing more RAM, is there anything else I should check?  Should I try a separate anti-malware program?


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#2 Orik

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Posted 07 May 2018 - 02:51 PM

RAM would be my guess. I have a similar machine somewhere but with 16gb and it works fine.

 

Look in the task manager and you can see what memory consumption looks like, and also if something is going wild with cpu or disk access. Malware isn't an obvious issue here.


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#3 Sneakeater

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Posted 07 May 2018 - 07:18 PM

You answered too soon.  Stone asked for slow help.


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Posted 08 May 2018 - 10:13 PM

that was fast.


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#5 Josh Karpf

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Posted 12 May 2018 - 02:04 PM

I love sturdy Lenovos (mine have been dropped on stone floors; and worked on in snowy winters and on searing beaches; and baptized by water, wine, and cocktails) but they can come with much crapware.

 

I've always found programs to uninstall, and programs to disable, in the startup tab of Task Manager.