The computer I used to use for work was an HP ProBook 640 G2 running Windows 7 Enterprise. It had an Intel Core i5-6300U CPU, 8GB of RAM, and took a few seconds to complete common tasks.

My new work laptop is an HP EliteBook 830 G5 running Windows 10 Enterprise with an Intel Core i5-8350U CPU, 8GB of RAM, and has four cores and eight logical processors. However, despite being newer and more powerful, it takes several minutes to complete the same tasks as my old laptop.

I work for a large company and I suspect that they may have installed some additional software on the new laptop which is causing the slow performance. I have also noticed some unfamiliar security features in the system information, such as Virtualization-based security properties, Secure Boot State, and Device Encryption Support, which could potentially be contributing to the problem.

I would like to compare the performance of the two laptops in a measurable way so that I can raise my concerns with my employer. Ideally, I would like to use an official Microsoft method, but I am open to other options as well. How can I go about doing this?

Askify Moderator Edited question April 24, 2023