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Topic # 190939 17-Jan-2016 12:14
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Hi,

I have windows 10 on my new Asus laptop.
Its a higher specd device with an I7, 950M and 16GB of ram.
Its dead slow, Like its very fresh with no software apart from office and some steam games.
My old Core 2 duo laptop on 8.1 will beat this one to open Chrome and other things.
I have a 1TB HDD in here too (Maybe thats the issue)?
This came with windows 10 from the box, No upgrade..
I also have this funny issue too. Why is the right click menu black :O
Cant find out how to fix... Maybe im missing something.

Anyway, Whats the best way to completely clean my device? I have no windows 10 image or disk drive.
@nathan is there an image of windows 10 i can download and boot of USB?
Also does my CD key stay attached to the device? I have no sticker anywhere on it.
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  Reply # 1473100 17-Jan-2016 12:18
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Download the portable version of CrystalDiskInfo

http://crystalmark.info/download/index-e.html 

Direct link: http://crystalmark.info/redirect.php?product=CrystalDiskInfo 

Run it and see what it says, if it says caution or bad on the health status get a new hard drive.

Sounds like it's the hard drive.

The right click menu on mine is black as well.

You can download the Media Creation Tool here which will help you made a bootable USB and download a ISO of Windows 10 for you: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 

The Windows 10 license is supposed to be embedded in the BIOS (especially since it came with Windows 10)






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  Reply # 1473102 17-Jan-2016 12:23
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Windows 10 has a built in reinstall system, ie; it keeps an updated install image ready for clean install. You can do this from system control panel.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1473105 17-Jan-2016 12:27
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Not that this may be a solution to the problem but these are options location


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  Reply # 1473113 17-Jan-2016 12:50
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If it is one of the old 1TB 5400RPM drives like so many PC's ship with, chances are it is going to be a dog. We have a bunch of similar specced HP's at work and they are dog slow with the stock 5400 RPM drive. 750GB 7200RPM WD blacks made them acceptable as did 1tb seagate SSHD's as budget options. Replacing it with an SSD makes them fly.
The black menu is part of the consistency changes that Windows made with 10586 (TH2).




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  Reply # 1473151 17-Jan-2016 13:52

(1) To download Windows 10 binaries... first download the Media Creation Tool from...

  Media Creation Tool for Windows 10

  The Media Creation tool will allow you to download various Windows 10 versions and save them to ISO or USB.

(2) I get the dark background when I right-click over the Taskbar. But everywhere else it is white.


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  Reply # 1473169 17-Jan-2016 14:17
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MCT is the better option because no manufacturer crapware. Assuming no driver challenges for the default install. Maybe standby with ethernet cable handy.



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  Reply # 1473389 17-Jan-2016 21:14
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Ill save for a SSD and reformat.




 




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  Reply # 1473391 17-Jan-2016 21:23
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Weak

 





 


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  Reply # 1473395 17-Jan-2016 21:54

TimA: Weak

 

 

 

Those are typical transfer rates for a 5400RPM HDD.

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  Reply # 1473429 17-Jan-2016 23:28
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my 3yo SSD at 88% full




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  Reply # 1473453 18-Jan-2016 07:51
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joker97: my 3yo SSD at 88% full

 

 

 

Good figures.

 

I did go from a raid 0 SSD in a desktop to 1 5400RPM HDD in a laptop so i probably notice the difference more than most.

 

 

 

Whats a good value SSD to buy?
My Asus laptop isnt as modular as the old HP's.

 

I wonder how id go changing it.




 


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  Reply # 1473475 18-Jan-2016 08:33
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what model is it? it might have an M2 slot than you could put a SSD in



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  Reply # 1473485 18-Jan-2016 09:14
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Jase2985: what model is it? it might have an M2 slot than you could put a SSD in

 

Asus k501lx

 

Intel® Core™ i7 5500U Processor
12 GB SDRAM
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 950M with 4GB DDR3 VRAM

 

 

 

2.5" 7mm SATA3
- 500GB HDD 5400 RPM
- 750GB HDD 5400 RPM
- 1TB HDD 5400 RPM
- 1TB HDD 7200 RPM
- 128GB SSD (M.2 2280)
- 256GB SSD (M.2 2280)
16GB SSD Cache
(On selected models)

 

 

 

Could that mean it has a M.2 slot?

 

 




 




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  Reply # 1473503 18-Jan-2016 09:35
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Hoping that this isnt the inside of mine.   Could be a mission of a teardown, Do i see a M.2 drive there? or is that the wireless NIC?

 

 

 





 


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