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RedDeerGuy1's avatar

Why does my new personal computer take so long to power up and load the desktop, when compared to my Chromebook?

Asked by RedDeerGuy1 (13698points) 1 week ago

I just spent $1,500 for a Dell 8 gig 2 terabyte p.c. desktop with intel 8th gen with windows 10 and it is slow. I installed another 8 gigs of ram and it didn’t help. Its passed my 30 day window to return. My Chromebook logs on to the internet faster, than my p.c. Would it help if I got a faster internet speed? I don’t know my current internet speed, but is unlimited use. What can I do to speed it up? Like messing with the settings and other stuff?

Here is a cut and paste of my computer stats if it helps.

Item Number
Item Description
Quantity

210-ANSC
Inspiron 22 Model 3277
1
$1,181.98
340-AGUD
SERI Guide (ENG/FRN)
1

340-BZUH
Dell 1810 WLAN Driver (Not SAF/ISR)
1

370-ACRZ
8GB DDR4 2400 (8GBx1)
1

400-AQUN
1TB 5400 rpm 2.5 SATA Hard Drive
1

400-AQUN
1TB 5400 rpm 2.5 SATA Hard Drive
1

429-AAMQ
No Optical Drive
1

450-AAHV
Power Cord 1M (US)
1

452-BDCU
White Fixed Stand
1

490-BBTI
Integrated Graphics
1

555-BDXJ
Dell Wireless Crd 1810
1

580-AFDF
Dell KM636 WL KB & MSE WHT (Persian)
1

619-AHCY
W10H-HE 64 ENG WW
1

817-BBBC
Not Selected in this Configuration
1

801–2494
HW WRTY,INSDT1MIL2
1

803–1335
PRS NBD OS,INSDT1MIL2,1YR
1

803–1371
PRS TECH SPT,INSDT1MIL2,1YR
1

009–6800
Shipping and Handling
1

321-BDMK
White Cover for Touch LCD
1

338-BNUC
Intel Core i5–7200U
1

340-AAFC
System Shipment
1

340-ACQQ
No Option Included
1

340-BZTN
Packaging for Fixed Stand
1

340-CBOU
Inspiron Placemat 3277
1

379-BBPP
No Power DVD
1

389-BDQH
Retail POD
1

389-BKKG
Energy Star Label
1

389-BLSV
Intel® Core™ i5 Processor Label,KBL
1

389-CHBP
White Reg label (65W for UMA)
1

391-BDOF
21.5-inch FHD Touch LCD
1

450-ADTR
65 Watt AC Adapter
1

525–0033
McAfee Consumer 12 Month Subscription
1

630-ABGI
MSOffice H&S 2019 Con
1

631-ABRB
System Driver, Windows
1

658-BCCO
McAfee 30day Trial
1

658-BCUN
Addl SW,INS,SMOD,Win10,US/CAN
1

811-BBBC
Return Label, Win10
1

998-CWFF
Fixed Hardware Configuration
1

600–0190
AB $4.00, EHF AIO Computers
1

*
ATS:5e825219-a0df-4207-b204–5d07bcebc753
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14 Answers

ragingloli's avatar

It probably loads a lot of bloatware at startup.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@ragingloli Thanks. I will check my computer for stuff to remove. Will update .

zenvelo's avatar

Are you starting it up from power off everyday? Most modern desktops are designed to be on 24/7. At my work, we never power down the hundreds of desktops. Powering up takes a long time even though we don’t have bloatware on our computers.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@zenvelo I usually put on sleep for a couple of days. I am going through the updates before I get to deciding what programs are bloatware.

kritiper's avatar

When was the last time you defraged your disc? How many unwanted/unneeded files and programs are clogging your system?

ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

You have a conventional (old) hard drive. I’d add a ss hard drive and use that for your OS. That’s your bottleneck. Put your files and data on the convwnrional drive. Bloatware does not help either.

Call_Me_Jay's avatar

Chromebooks are super, super fast to start. They are what we used to call a thin client – just a viewer to see the servers where all the work is being done.

It’s essentially a computer running a single program, the Chrome browser.

Your PC can get faster (as mentioned above, remove bloatware (Mcaffee first!) and an SSD would help), but it will never boot like a Chromebook.

Zaku's avatar

Windows 10 also checks for and installs updates every day (not optional), and is set to sent MS tracking info in countless numbers of ways.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

400-AQUN
1TB 5400 rpm 2.5 SATA Hard Drive

only has one hard drive .. I purchased two. The dell support talked me through installing second 8 gig ram. Now new computer doesn’t work and is in pieces all over my living room. They said that the warranty doesn’t cover it. They will email my within 2 days to see what happens.

ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

It’s not ss, that’ll make a huge difference. I bet you installed the ram in the wrong slots. Start with 1 stick and see if you can get the computer to post

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@ARE_you_kidding_me I was told not to touch it until they get back with me in a day or two.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@all Repairman just left. All is well. 16 gigs of ram installed and a new motherboard.

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