Computer Going incredibly slow. Windows 10.

I've been using my partner's laptop and I'm convinced there's something wrong. They tell me it's supposed to be a good, fast, gaming laptop, but it freezes on me all the time and even just basic things like watching a dvd takes FOREVER. Please advise me how to make this go faster... It's been a long time since I've used a Windows computer (and 10 is another thing all together...) so I'm at a loss here.

I have a Speccy report here. Hopefully that will provide some answers (Speccy's server was giving me issues, so I've uploaded a txt to google drive):

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There are issues.

1. The RAM is single channel so that's a 10 or more ding on performance.
2. The HDD is a slug of a drive at 5400 RPM. This is a VALUE drive that's dragging anchors on the entire PC. You won't see this until you get your PC all loaded up so it may seem fine at first but THAT'S ONE BAD HDD. You will get clients all the time with this setup. It's bad. It's so bad I'm writing it's bad again. This is dinging your performance more than item 1.

We see this all the time so we move to dual channel RAM and SSD.

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Some More Things I see.

Besides the things the previous poster listed, I see that Avast is installed. This is a resource hog. Uninstall it. If you are running Windows 10 it has Windows Defender/Security Essentials built in. If you feel you need more protection that that, I would suggest Malwarebytes paid subscription which allows for real time scanning. Also you have a lot of unnecessary and or redundant process' running. I counted 35 instances of Chrome. Looks like it might be infected. If you don't want to purchase the paid version of Malwarebytes, at least download the free version and run a scan.

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Post was last edited on June 17, 2019 11:36 AM PDT

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Chrome and now Firefox

Often have many processes. This was done for speed enhancements and more. It's a rather recent development but now is the norm and not the exception.

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window 10 resolving issue

Remove unwanted apps ,clean registry ,and update your window with latest update.

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