[SOLVED] Windows 10 running slow

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I had windows 7 but I decided to upgrade last week but windows 10 is running slow for me and it's too late to go back without a clean install. Clicking on the start menu can sometimes take atleast 10 seconds to load sometimes and can be higher depending on what programs I'm running. I can run stuff like Discord fine and run games perfectly fine aswell but it seems like everything else on it is slow.

I currently have a HDD which is from quite an old system so maybe it could be because of the HDD speeds or something but I'm not sure so my question is would my problem be fixed if I switched to an SSD or is it a problem with the other hardware I have? Thanks.

My PC: https://ibb.co/gMkTQnD
 
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I made the switch and bought and SSD, cloned the data from my HDD to the SSD and now everything is running nice and quick. Thanks fo the help.
 

Lutfij

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Your specs are incomplete. Make and model of your motherboard? BIOS version for said motherboard? PSU's make and model and it's age? Did you upgrade the OS from the older OS upgrade path or was it a clean install? If the former, you're advised to reinstall the OS after the upgrade path to rule out any corruption during installation. You can fabricate the bootable USB installer for Windows 10 using Windows Media Creation Tools.

On a side note, the fact that you have an HDD is what's causing the sluggishness in the new OS. Also, how many partitions do you have on the HDD?
 
I had windows 7 but I decided to upgrade last week but windows 10 is running slow for me and it's too late to go back without a clean install. Clicking on the start menu can sometimes take atleast 10 seconds to load sometimes and can be higher depending on what programs I'm running. I can run stuff like Discord fine and run games perfectly fine aswell but it seems like everything else on it is slow.

I currently have a HDD which is from quite an old system so maybe it could be because of the HDD speeds or something but I'm not sure so my question is would my problem be fixed if I switched to an SSD or is it a problem with the other hardware I have? Thanks.

My PC: https://ibb.co/gMkTQnD
Run this and post a link to the results page.
Let's take a peek under the hood.

PC Benchmark
 
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Your specs are incomplete. Make and model of your motherboard? BIOS version for said motherboard? PSU's make and model and it's age? Did you upgrade the OS from the older OS upgrade path or was it a clean install? If the former, you're advised to reinstall the OS after the upgrade path to rule out any corruption during installation. You can fabricate the bootable USB installer for Windows 10 using Windows Media Creation Tools.

On a side note, the fact that you have an HDD is what's causing the sluggishness in the new OS. Also, how many partitions do you have on the HDD?
I checked on System Information and it says the motherboard is an Asus P8H61-MX, Rev X.0x, BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. 0711, 19/12/2012.

I upgraded from windows 7 using the media creation tool and kept all files and programs.
Is this what you wanted to see? I'm not sure if this is the right thing or not. https://ibb.co/zSCsYmk
 
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Just to pick around the edges a little.
Run a pass of disk cleanup on the OS drive...don't forget to click system files.

Look through both disk to see if there is stuff you can toss.

When that's done defrag both disk.

Don't expect anything dramatic it's just a little house cleaning.

How hot is your cpu getting?
https://ibb.co/mccpfKw

This is while having Minecraft, Discord and Firefox open in the background.
 
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I made the switch and bought and SSD, cloned the data from my HDD to the SSD and now everything is running nice and quick. Thanks fo the help.
 

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