07-18-2019 08:29 AM
I recently did a clean install of windows 10 on my laptop. I deleted all drive partitions and reformatted. Now startup takes 20 mins to an hour, if it doesnt freeze. Kind of the opposite I hoped for with the clean install! Could it be drivers? I did all the windows updates and it says my drivers are current. Do I need to install the drivers from HP's site even if they are "older"? I tried installing them immediately after w10 install, but that crashed out and errored so I had to do the windows install again.
07-18-2019 02:47 PM
A clean-install is not a Miracle Cure for anything that ails a PC -- and with Win10, it can actually make matters worse -- because you start all over again from scratch with the Win10 version you install and on your next reboot, Windows Update takes over the PC and hogs it until it has found, downloaded, and installed all the updates it thinks are necessary.
Additionally, if you were encountering runtime errors like very slow response, frequent crashes, and the PC freezing -- those tend to indicate a failing hard drive and a reinstall, by stressing that, will only tend to make things worse.
So, start by telling us why your forced the clean-install of Win10.
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