I'm on Windows 10 Pro. My computer is very, very slow...
In the past, I would back up all my files, erase the hard drive and start all over.
I want to avoid that if I can. I've got Avast as both protection and as a service, as far as going through and cleaning up unnecessary files and I've done all that, but the performance of my computer is still slow.
And by, "slow," I mean applications sometimes saying, "Not responding" etc.
Are there any other options besides completely erasing my hard drive and starting over that will do the same kind of thing?
how old is the machine and how much memory?
could be hardware; could be software