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HP Pavillion 23 still running slowly

HP Pavillion 23-g010
Microsoft Windows 8.1 (64-bit)

My HP Pavillion 23-g010 is running very slowly. It's Windows 8. I performed a factory reset and removed all the software I don't need, ran the HP Support Assistant diagnostics, updates are complete and it's still just as slow. Help? 

 
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HP Pavillion 23 still running slowly

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First:- Turn off the computer, press and hold the PWR button for 4 seconds.

Then - Leave only keyboard and mouse connected, disconnect all externally connected
devices such as Docking Station, USB storage devices, displays, and printers.
Unplug the AC adapter from the computer.

Next - Press and Hold the Power button for 15 seconds to Hard Reset.
Rinse and Repeat; Re-Connect the AC adapter.

NOW begin checking/testing/proving the Hardware is fit for purpose.
Power on your PC, press ESC (repeatedly), then F2 at the prompt.
Choose System Tests (Fast Test does a 4 minute hardware check).
AND/OR
HOW DO I USE DIAGNOSTICS?

HP PC Hardware Diagnostics Windows is a Windows-based utility that allows you to run diagnostic tests to determine if the computer hardware is functioning properly. The tool runs within the Windows operating system in order to diagnose hardware failures. HP PC Hardware Diagnostics Windows comes pre-installed on new HP computers, but if not on yours, download here:-
https://www8.hp.com/us/en/campaigns/hpsupportassistant/pc-diags.html

 

Check HDD and RAM please.

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ELSE

I use these....
https://download.cnet.com/Bitdefender-Antivirus-Free/3000-2239_4-75902507.html
https://download.cnet.com/Malwarebytes/3000-8022_4-10804572.html

https://support.kaspersky.com/viruses/krd18
https://usa.kaspersky.com/downloads/tdsskiller

 

Just in case there is a Root Kit running.


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