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Author Topic: My three year old Widows 8 laptop is extremely slow, what can I do?  (Read 1316 times)

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Eshlin

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    Hi,

    I have run malewarebytes multiple times. It does not detect anything.

    I also am currently running Super anti-spyware. It keeps detecting new stuff with each time I run it and I am continually running it though it is still slow.

    What can I do?

    It was running ok a few weeks ago but became extremely slow recently.

    Here are links to screenshots of my processes that are running





    I would appreciate help on this issue.

    Thanks.

    Ajfer03



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    Re: My three year old Widows 8 laptop is extremely slow, what can I do?
    « Reply #1 on: November 15, 2017, 08:04:37 AM »
    Here is the thing. Windows 8 is a slow operating system in general, due to the large amount of cosmetics in use, so don't expect too much. Could you also provide the Specs of the laptop? Ex. RAM, processor speed and brand, HDD size? It can help a lot. But, if I were you I would back up all my important files first before doing anything. It depends of different problems you are having, but if your laptop isn't that important, like it's not your main PC, you should try doing a "refresh" of windows 8. You can find videos on how to. Now my OS isn't windows 8, but I do know that windows 8 is not that great, so if you can update even to windows 8.1 or 10, then I would. Also just as Allan said you should describe your problem more.

    Hope everything works out!
    « Last Edit: November 15, 2017, 08:24:47 AM by Ajfer03 »
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    Re: My three year old Widows 8 laptop is extremely slow, what can I do?
    « Reply #2 on: November 15, 2017, 08:09:01 AM »
    First, please ignore the above post.

    Second, please explain EXACTLY what is slow? What SPECIFIC problems are you having?

    Third, do you have an anti virus app installed (not MalwareBytes or Super AntiSpyware, but an AV)? If so, please run a full scan with your AV. If not, run an online scan from here: https://www.trendmicro.com/en_us/forHome/products/housecall.html  and report back.

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    Re: My three year old Widows 8 laptop is extremely slow, what can I do?
    « Reply #3 on: November 15, 2017, 09:16:09 AM »
    The 1st screenshot you posted above appears to have been taken while the system was being scanned by Super AntiSpyware which is why it is using a significant percentage of the cpu.  I can't tell what process is using 100% of your Disk in the 2nd screenshot because you need to sort the Disk % Column so that the processes are listed from highest to lowest.

    Win 8 itself is not particularly slow but we can't tell from your screenshots exactly what is going on.

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    Re: My three year old Widows 8 laptop is extremely slow, what can I do?
    « Reply #4 on: January 22, 2018, 03:47:18 AM »
    Was this problem urgent? it's been 30 days.

    There are quite a few things which make a pc slow. What anti virus are you using? windows 8 isn't a slow system, you might have installed a program or got some malware on your system? make sure superantispyware and malware bytes are up to date.

    I would love to help but you haven't come back to this topic so clearly it's not urgent.

    sammartin8935



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      Re: My three year old Widows 8 laptop is extremely slow, what can I do?
      « Reply #5 on: August 15, 2018, 01:45:37 AM »
      Quite late to the discussion. Please share your laptop specifications. Were you using any antiviruses or not.

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      Re: My three year old Widows 8 laptop is extremely slow, what can I do?
      « Reply #6 on: August 15, 2018, 05:14:05 AM »
      They haven't been back since January...
         
       
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