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    8 minutes for boot up processes to complete is...

    8 minutes for boot up processes to complete is still longer than it should take, even on an older laptop, but it is better than 20 minutes. There may still be some things that you could eliminate to...
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    The change is probably either something to do...

    The change is probably either something to do with Chrome and/or the AdBlock extension, or with the way the site you are trying to upload to serves up the ads. Windows 10 is probably not to blame,...
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    How many Chrome extensions do you have running,...

    How many Chrome extensions do you have running, and which ones are they?

    Try enabling them one at a time to see if you can determine which one is causing the issue. If that does not work, it...
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    Actually, 1 minute and 45 seconds is not that...

    Actually, 1 minute and 45 seconds is not that bad, unless you have an SSD.

    How to check startup programs and loading times:

    https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/find-windows-10-program-load-time...
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    I suggest trying a different web browser to see...

    I suggest trying a different web browser to see if you get the same issue. Try Internet Explorer or Firefox and see if you can upload a file.
  6. Chances are you will end up reinstalling Windows....

    Chances are you will end up reinstalling Windows. I am betting none of the following links info will actually work on your system, but you can check them out:
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    What web Browser(s) have you used when trying to...

    What web Browser(s) have you used when trying to upload files? I assume that you never get any error messages?
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    It should not be hard to follow the steps from my...

    It should not be hard to follow the steps from my link in post #3 or your link to disable SysMain, and should not cause any issues since you do not really need it.
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    Even with an SSD, you don't want 100% or other...

    Even with an SSD, you don't want 100% or other high usage from any background software. Specs say that unit has a 5400 rpm 1 TB drive. I don't think even replacing it with a 7200 rpm drive would...
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    If it is really SysMain that is trolling through...

    If it is really SysMain that is trolling through your hard drive, you can disable it.

    Another link with info on this:

    https://www.itexperience.net/3-fixes-for-high-disk-usage-caused-by-sysmain/
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    The disk usage in your screen capture is from a...

    The disk usage in your screen capture is from a svchost process. Below is a link that shows how to find out what program is really using the disk:
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  12. More free hash tools: From a Command Prompt,...

    More free hash tools:

    From a Command Prompt, try:


    CertUtil -hashfile C:\<PathToFile>\FileName.ext SHA256



    https://www.raymond.cc/blog/7-tools-verify-file-integrity-using-md5-sha1-hashes/
  13. I tried it on a Windows 7 system and got the same...

    I tried it on a Windows 7 system and got the same error. It may be that a later version of PowerShell is required.

    You can try NirSoft's utility instead:
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  14. More PowerShell info: ...

    More PowerShell info:

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/scripting/windows-powershell/starting-windows-powershell?view=powershell-7
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  15. The replacement CPUs should work. How much...

    The replacement CPUs should work. How much performance gain you would get is another question though.

    An M.2 drive might help.

    Possibly useful links:
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  16. PowerShell is included in Windows 7. The .exe...

    PowerShell is included in Windows 7.

    The .exe to get the hash of would be the one that you can see running in Task Manager.
  17. How to get the SHA-256 "hash" of a file: ...

    How to get the SHA-256 "hash" of a file:

    https://www.nextofwindows.com/5-ways-to-generate-and-verify-md5-sha-checksum-of-any-file-in-windows-10
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  18. Avast seems to indicate that they still support...

    Avast seems to indicate that they still support Windows 7. This problem could possibly affect Windows 8 and 10 also. It couldn't hurt to notify Avast, although I am still not betting on a lot of...
  19. So when you swapped the connections, the same...

    So when you swapped the connections, the same monitor is still having the issue with the other connection to the video adapter? That would seem to indicate a monitor problem.
  20. The Read-only attribute on the folder is your...

    The Read-only attribute on the folder is your problem. Something (probably Avast) is changing that, since it should not automatically be changed once you have set it. As long as you are not saving...
  21. Some Brother printers can use only the wired or...

    Some Brother printers can use only the wired or wireless, but not both at the same time. Your model does not appear to be one of those. Manuals can be found here, and have instructions for network...
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    Just downloaded Firefox 80.0.1 and BAM! It...

    Just downloaded Firefox 80.0.1 and BAM! It didn't stay running any longer than Firefox 75 did.
  23. Posting the make and model of computer and/or...

    Posting the make and model of computer and/or motherboard might allow us to search for possible answers more specific to your system.
  24. An older BIOS would not have the UEFI option. ...

    An older BIOS would not have the UEFI option. However, if you look carefully, there is info in the link I posted on older BIOSes.

    You would need to make sure that the first boot device is set to...
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    Also, make sure that you do not have more than...

    Also, make sure that you do not have more than ONE active antivirus program installed, otherwise, they can fight with each other over who gets to control your system.
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