New laptop running unusually slow

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Nov 27, 2018
Hi all,
I have just bought a new HP Pavilion 15 laptop (8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, Intel i7 8550u) and it seems to be running slower than my older laptop which had a much worse processor. Multitasking is hard and everything just feels incredibly hard work to do. When I check task manager I almost always find the disk usage at 100%, so I was wondering if it was to do with that. I have deleted some of the bloatware it came with, I've already done all the initial windows updates and drive updates - still seems to be the same. Is it the HDD not being a SSD?
Thanks in advance!


The whole reason the laptop is slow is due to it limiting out on the hard drive.
Can you do a clean boot and see if it still does it?
If it is fine on a clean boot then you need to start enabling things until it starts doing it again. Then you will know the culprit.
Nov 27, 2018
I did the System Service fix and so far things seem a lot better, so I will see if that lasts. Thank you very much!
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