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Old 11-08-17, 16:09
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My daughter has a Asus X553M laptop running windows 10. It is very slow whatever she uses it for including using the internet and playing Sims 4.
What can we do please to improve things for her short of replacing it!
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Old 11-08-17, 16:51
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What size and how full is the hard drive?
How many processes are running in Task Manager?
How much RAM?
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Old 11-08-17, 17:01
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Have a look at the Start-up programs by right clicking on the task bar and selecting Task Manager.

If the window is blank then click on More details bottom left.

Click on the Start-up tab and you can click on all of those and select Disable for each then restart to see how it performs.

This will use up less memory.

I only have Realtek HD Audio Manager enabled in mine.

It seems the machine comes with 4GB RAM which should be sufficient.

Win 10 runs its own maintenance but go Start - type disk cleanup and press enter.

When it has run its scan, click on on Clean up system files where it can find a lot more.

Scroll down what is has found but if it has any for Windows Update then uncheck that box as the machine can get hung up on that and Win 10 cleans those up anyway.

Click for to clean up those files.

Click on the Start button and select Command Prompt (Admin) - accept the UAC then type defrag /c and press enter.

This will defrag the drives to make them more efficient and depending upon the amount of fragmentation it finds on Analyze will determine how long that process will take.

Let us know if those steps have improved things.
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Old 11-08-17, 19:28
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Hi there
I've tried to disable everything I think is in-needed.
I've run the disk clean up and cleaned those files.
When I try to do defrag /c I get this message-
The storage optimizer cannot start because you have insufficient privileges to perform this operation (0x89000024)
I have restarted the laptop and it doesn't look any quicker
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Old 11-08-17, 20:43
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Did you log in with your daughter's password if you she uses one or an admin account and select Command Prompt (Admin) to run the defrag /c ?

Can you go Start - type %temp% and press enter.

If that is highly populated, click on Home then on Select all.

Click on Home again then select Delete.

Confirm then check the box for all current items then click on Skip then empty the recycle Bin.
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