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11-03-2021 01:42 AM
@Padregrande -- how old is the computer? How old is the disk-drive? The disk-drive probably came with a 1-year or 2-year replacement warranty. If the disk-drive is over 4 years old, I would proactively replace it, in the same way that I replace automobile tires before they are totally "bald" -- to avoid any "blowout" that might cause a "crash".
Does it have a 5400 RPM "spinning" disk-drive, or the faster 7200 RPM "spinning" disk-drive, or a very-fast SSD (Solid State Device) ? I think that upgrading to a SSD will definitely speed-up the Windows start-up process.
What programs start automatically? (Adobe Updater, iTunes updater, Skype, anti-virus updater, et cetera). Staring those programs adds to the start-up duration.
11-03-2021 09:11 AM
I would strongly support the advice of @itsmyname to swap out your old HDD for a new SATA SDD -- as I support several of these older All-in-One 24s and they are really, really S.L.O.W!
But your PC is basically a huge laptop, so it's not a simple matter of opening a side panel and swapping two drives; instead, you have to remove the support stand and back panel. If you are not experienced in do that, then my advice would be to take the PC to a service facility and pay them to do the swap.
As to SSDs, any SATA SSD with the same capacity as your current HDD will be a convenient swap.
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11-04-2021 10:36 AM
@Padregrande -- How do you find the computer and disk age? Its a Pavilion All-in-one 24-xa0xxx, 12.0 GB RAM 64 bit OS,
Is this your computer: HP Pavilion All-in-One - 24-xa0024 Product Specifications | HP® Customer Support
Sometimes, HP puts the original date of production onto the "specifications" page for their computers.
Not this time, though.
Download, install, and run the free SPECCY software.
It will give you the serial-number and manufacturer of the disk-drive.
On the manufacturer's web-site, enter the serial-number, and click "check warranty".
You may get either a dismissive "warranty has ended", or you may get the start-date for the original warranty.
Also, SPECCY will show the manufacture date of the stick(s) of RAM, e.g., "11/20" -- 11th month of 2020.
> Windows 10 Home installed 11-2-20.
Was that the factory-installed date, or have you reinstalled, maybe onto a different disk-drive?
November 2nd, 2020?
February 11th, 2020?
2011-February-20th? (not likely, since Windows 10 was released in 2015. But, if your computer had the wrong date, it is possible.)
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