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Brand new Computer is ridiculously slow
« on: October 27, 2019, 07:24:38 PM »
My generous aunt got me a new laptop on Thursday (from Amazon). Itís an HP 15t ďbusiness laptopĒ according to the description. Itís insanely slow to start up. Iíve spent all day doing updates, resets, downloads, etc., and contacting HP so they could do updates, resets and downloads. Itís still slow, no improvement whatsoever. Is there anything else I can do or did I just get a lemon? I really just want to return it.
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Re: Brand new Computer is ridiculously slow
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2019, 09:54:57 PM »
Hit it with a hammer a couple of times real hard; that is the way I deal with intractable appliances.
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Re: Brand new Computer is ridiculously slow
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2019, 11:09:54 PM »
My generous aunt got me a new laptop on Thursday (from Amazon). Itís an HP 15t ďbusiness laptopĒ according to the description. Itís insanely slow to start up. Iíve spent all day doing updates, resets, downloads, etc., and contacting HP so they could do updates, resets and downloads. Itís still slow, no improvement whatsoever. Is there anything else I can do or did I just get a lemon? I really just want to return it.
 

Is this it:  https://www.amazon.com/HP-1980x1080-Touscreen-Processor-Bluetooth/dp/B077RK32QD/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8?  Two reviews out of only 10 total say it has a very slow start up. (Average rating 3.4)

I hope your aunt will let you get you a replacement.  I usually check the Amazon reviews (number and average rating) when I buy something, but of course there are a lot of other criteria....
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Re: Brand new Computer is ridiculously slow
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2019, 05:18:04 PM »
At this stage get a refund. Re-installing Windows would be a thing if it happened much later, but now, just get a refund, even if it's annoying.
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Re: Brand new Computer is ridiculously slow
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2019, 06:55:01 PM »
Put it in the blender and make lemonade.

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Re: Brand new Computer is ridiculously slow
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2019, 08:08:07 AM »
Maybe if you continue using it then maybe the problem will just sort of go away on its own...
 

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Re: Brand new Computer is ridiculously slow
« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2019, 11:38:47 AM »
install Linux on it?
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Re: Brand new Computer is ridiculously slow
« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2019, 12:20:43 PM »
Hard to install anything on what sounds like either a fried motherboard or failed hard drive. Return is in order.
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Re: Brand new Computer is ridiculously slow
« Reply #10 on: October 29, 2019, 03:08:00 PM »
It's on its way back. Poor HP rep did everything he could to try to fix it, but to no avail. :(
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