Quick advice req'd on reinstalling Win 10 1809 on lagging laptop


  1. Posts : 9
    win 10
       #1

    Quick advice req'd on reinstalling Win 10 1809 on lagging laptop


    Hi everyone. I have an old Acer laptop with win 10 Home build 1809. I'm guessing it's around 6 years old but it is 3.0 MHz i5 with 8 or 16 Gig. Not surprisingly it's gets slower with time but now it's almost beyond usable. A scannow found corrupted files it was unable to fix and all my old restore points are also corrupted. A reboot takes about 15 minutes and even waking from sleep takes 10 minutes before right-clicking on the desktop doesn't result in a busy mouse cursor. Iv'e tried figuring out if theres a program or virus at fault but it's all very frustrating. I just want to reinstall clean.
    Somewhere around here I have a recovery USB I made when I got the laptop but I'm afraid it may be full of the bloatware that the laptop came with. There is also no Windows sticker on the underside but I am assuming the number I pulled using an app is the correct licencing number?
    I've got the drive partitioned into 3 parts as well. What are my options for a clean install without losing data and ideally drivers and apps? I only use this thing for watching TV anyway as I have a a skookum laptop for other stuff.
    Thanks
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  2. Posts : 17,369
    Windows 11 Pro
       #2

    majbach said:
    What are my options for a clean install without losing data and ideally drivers and apps?
    None. A clean install means you start CLEAN. No apps or data. If you have data stored on a partition separate from the C: drive partition, then you can do the clean install on the rest of the drive leaving your data partition intact.

    You can try this:
    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade

    I would be looking at testing the hard drive to ensure it is not failing.
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  3. Posts : 12,486
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
       #3

    Your 3.0MHz is actually 3.0GHz.

    SFC may work but you want to read this first and run the commands listed:
    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/insider/forum/insider_wintp-insider_install-insiderplat_pc/how-to-repair-your-system-files-using-dism-and-sfc/1021b42a-09ff-41a0-a95a-48f3ee3ae699?auth=1
    There's other information about it on this forum.
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  4. Posts : 7,130
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #4

    Consider installing a cheap SSD for much improved responsiveness if your laptop allows the disk to be changed.
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