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    Default Laptop running slow


    I have a laptop with details as follow:

    - Sony Vaio E Series (Model: SVE141E11W)
    - Processor Intel i7 3632
    - RAM 4 GB
    - Hard Disk : 750 GB
    - Display adapter: AMD Radeon HD 7500M / 7600M Series
    - OS : MS Windows 10 Home

    Can someone explain to me why is it running so slow? I am not install many programs and I have lots of free disk space.


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    Enterprise IT Consultant chiefnz's Avatar
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    Default Re: Laptop running slow

    Might want to upgrade your memory to at least 8GB.

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    "Hard Disk : 750 GB"
    Get a SSD hard drive. Manufacturers often put quite slow HD's in laptops . Also , SOME old mechanical HD's can sometimes slow to a crawling speed (basically starting to die)
    A SSD Hard Drive can make a huuuge difference.

    8Gb Ram is better than 4Gb & would help if have have a lot of things open at the same time.

    Given its age , it could be bogged down with alot of crud & crap (technical terms) . A Win10 reload or 'refresh' might help.

    Also , define 'slow'
    Slow to do what ?
    Slow to load win, slow to play games, slow internet speeds , slow to open apps, slow to open cloud based apps/docs .

    Windows10 updates can slow some systems , as they download & install. Or if an large updates fails & continuously retries .
    Last edited by 1101; 10-06-2020 at 12:48 PM.

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    Default Re: Laptop running slow

    Back up your data, do a fresh install of Windows.

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    Thank you guys for all information provided

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