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new computer functioning very slowly

By caseydavidsons ·
Tags: Windows
I've inherited my Dad's computer. It's technically 2 years old but only be used for 6 months and been sitting in a drawer since. \

Here's the specs
AMD Dual-Core A9-9420 with turbo core technology upto 3.6 GHz
AMD Radeon R5 Graphics
6 GB DDR4 Memory
1 TB HDD

I dont really know how to read that. Is that decent?

Anyway so I've just started using this and it's bloody slow. Just launching youtube took multiple mins. And I've been trying to type a term into the search bar at the bottom (is that Cortona?) and I still haven't been able to.

What would be my next steps? Do I do a bunch of scans? Or do I just do some kinda reisntall so I have a fresh computer? I dont have the CD for Windows, if that's even a thing anymore. We bought it from BestBuy if thats relevant.

Thanks!
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Things seem fine...

by engineeringera In reply to new computer functioning ...

But since it's technically a hand-me-down, I assume there might be a couple of viruses and Trojans still latched on to the device. Get the computer formatted, if need be, reinstall the entire suite, that might help (if you dont know how, get professional help).
~Engineer.AI

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Computer functioning very slowly

by deborasumopayroll In reply to new computer functioning ...

Check the below issues:
Reboot
Background programs
Delete temp files
Free hard drive space
Bad, corrupted or fragmented hard drive
Scan for viruses
Scan for malware
Hardware conflicts
Update Windows
Update your drivers
Reboot the computer again
Run a registry cleaner
Memory upgrade
Hard drive upgrade
Computer or processor is overheating
Increase or upgrade the processor speed
Erase computer and start over
Hardware issues

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