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Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: United Kingdom
County: Greater Manchester
There are standard things that can be done within Windows to clean up the system.
However, the fundamental issue may be the hard drive. It looks like it may be quite slow. The spec sheet appears to list an old style hard disk that spins at 5400 rpm.
In comparison most standard desktop hard drives will spin at 7200 rpm. This means that even a cheap desktop will out perform a laptop with a 5400 hard disk as it can find and read data faster and a spinning disk is the slowest component. Disk reads are what’s done the most when loading applications and booting up.
4gb memory should be fine for most users who just do a bit of email and surfing. I haven’t bought any for a while, but all my PCs have SSD disks, solid state drives, which replace the hard disks with ones that use memory and have no moving parts. I’ve upgraded my fathers laptop which had a 5400 rpm disk with an SSD and the difference is amazing when booting up and loading applications.
Even when he bought a new laptop, I transferred the SSD to his new one and it made a heck of a difference as he’d bought a cheap one with a spinning disk.
Last edited by stuart1714; 25-11-17 at 19:32.