Why is my computer slow?
The computer is running slow when it is turned on.
The HP Pavilion x360 15-bk020wm is a 15.6" laptop with a touchscreen. With Windows 10 operating system, Intel Core i5-6200U Processor, 8GB Memory, and 1TB 5400rpm Hard Drive.
There are many reason to why your computer could be running slow but here are a couple of the most common options. There may not be enough space in the hard drive so erase unwanted material or replace with a larger hard drive. It could also be the size of the RAMS and you will need to reduce the number of programs running at the same time. It could also be your operating system, so check and see if it is running on Windows 10 and instead install Windows 7 which is much faster.
If your computer is only slow at startup it is likely that there are a lot of applications and/or services set to run on windows start up.
This is likely the result of installing applications on your PC/laptop.
When my PC is slow to start, I check the following.
1) Under “Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Programs and Features” were there any new programs installed around the time the slowdown started? If so I uninstall them and see if that cleared it up.
2) Verify that the Startup folder only contains apps I want to start when I boot windows.
3) Use regedit.exe to verify the following registry keys only contain applications I want to start when windows starts. (Exercise caution here, remove the wrong things and your PC may not work as expected)
4) If I still have a problem I sort through my windows services to see if there are any set to "automatic" that I don't want running.
This is an effective way to remove bloatware and improve the speed of your PC.
That said if you bought your PC within the last ten years or so and you really want your PC to boot faster. Consider replacing your system hard drive with an SSD. The difference in speed is ridiculous even on a “slower” PC and the price has really come down.