Dell Inspiron 15, 3000 Series. Windows 10 Pro. Word 20013.
Am having difficulty with my laptop freezing. For the first 10 minutes after opening up it freezes frequently and goes slow. It freezes on all programs.
What I have done:
Disabled all Startup programs except anti-virus.
Run repair on Word 2013, and Windows Live mail 12.
Considered resetting Windows 10, (keeping my files) but changed my mind when I learned that all programs which did not come installed on the laptop at purchase would have to be re-installed.
I reduced the amount of files (word files and photos) significantly so that two-thirds of hard disk is free.
I deleted programs, from programs and features.
Can you Advise on Steps I might take to improve this situation.