Question Just bought a powerful machine; I expected Windows to run faster...

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Hey everyone,

New to Windows here so I'm just wondering how (if at all) I can get Windows to run faster? It runs ok, but start up is not super quick and apps take longer to start up than I expected. They aren't loading "slow" per-say, however, with the specs I have, I would assume they'd run a lot quicker. Is this just how it is or am I missing optimizations somewhere? Recently had a crash when trying to click a game during start up.

Thanks a bunch!
 

britechguy

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Even though you give decent "quick specs" in our signature, this is a case where a Speccy Snapshot may reveal something useful to potential assistants.
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Using Piriform’s Speccy to Collect Your Computer’s Hardware & Software Specifications & Report Them to an Assistant

1. Go to the Piriform Speccy Download Page and download the program.

2. Run the installer you’ve just downloaded or unzip the ZIP file if you prefer to use the portable version.

a. If you choose to run the installer - Note: The Speccy free installer may now come with Avast and the Google Chrome browser bundled with it (or something else, what’s bundled has changed over time). Make sure that you UNCHECK the options to install any bundled software when you see the checkboxes during the Speccy install sequence. When you reach the end, uncheck the View Release Notes checkbox, then activate the Run Speccy button.

b. If you go with the portable version just fire up Speccy from the unzipped folder location.

Regardless of which method you choose, you will be presented the Speccy Main Window:



3. From the File Menu, activate the “Publish Snapshot” item [or press ALT+F,B]:



4. You will now be presented with the Publish Snapshot Dialog:



You will, of course, activate the Yes button.

5. Finally, you will be presented with the Snapshot URL Dialog:



on which you will activate the Copy to Clipboard button so that you will have the snapshot web address to paste into your message.



Note: If you want to save your system specs to a text file, at step 3 choose the Save as Text File option at step 3. This can be handy if you need to e-mail your specs.
 
Aug 29, 2019
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Even though you give decent "quick specs" in our signature, this is a case where a Speccy Snapshot may reveal something useful to potential assistants.
Awesome. Thanks so much. The recent crash I mentioned sent my drive into the "reboot and select proper boot device error", so I can't gather detailed specs ATM. Once I'm back up, I absolutely will.
 

britechguy

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If you literally just bought this system, and it's begun behaving this way without your doing anything like registry hacks, UEFI tweaks, etc., then you should seriously consider returning it for refund or exchange.

This is not the behavior that any brand new or close to it machine should be exhibiting.
 

USAFRet

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Hey everyone,

New to Windows here so I'm just wondering how (if at all) I can get Windows to run faster? It runs ok, but start up is not super quick and apps take longer to start up than I expected. They aren't loading "slow" per-say, however, with the specs I have, I would assume they'd run a lot quicker. Is this just how it is or am I missing optimizations somewhere? Recently had a crash when trying to click a game during start up.

Thanks a bunch!
Faster-slower, and your original expectations, is mostly meaningless without some actual numbers.
 

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