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Any free way to boost my laptop?

Discussion in 'Laptops & PDAs' started by AssumingUnicorn, Apr 24, 2015.

  1. AssumingUnicorn

    AssumingUnicorn New Member

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    It's 3 years old. I got it from Costco for my birthday, but now it's starting to slow down. I use Razer GameBooster and it's working alright. Load up is pretty fast still but when opening up programs, its really really slow and I don't wanna buy a ssd for it.
     
  2. Djolovicl

    Djolovicl eTeknix Janitor Forum Mod

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    Well you can reformat your hard drives and renistall your system. A fresh Windows install might help speed it up a bit, but just a bit. Unfortunately there is no software that can replace a good hardware upgrade.
     
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    Costco.... Amazing place to shop! I've got a "Gold Star Member" card..... Anyways..... What kind of Laptop are we dealing with here? Model, Make?
     
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    A fresh Windows install always helps; try to remove a lot of the software you don't use and disable unnecessary programs at startup/running in the background
     
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    3 years old, that might be new enough to accommodate a M.2 drive.

    Sadly, a SSD is the way forward in terms of speed. Windows 8 will speed things up a little over W7 and Vista. You could always have an Ubuntu partition for say internet browsing and light work and then when you want to game, just boot into the Windows side.
     
  6. Henrique

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    Clean all the dirt that is inside it and do a factory reset,
     
  7. Sophia Rivera

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    Scan your PC through bootable antivirus or format your pc and reinstalled programs.
     
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    Weird nobody else suggested to defrag the disc it may help a bit. After that run a S.M.A.R.T. test to see if the Hdd still healthy.

    Are all programs slow or just CPU/RAM heavy ones?
     
  9. Sandeep Sarkar

    Sandeep Sarkar New Member

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    Then put Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 because it's fast enough than Windows 7 in every extent. But wait few months Microsoft is releasing Windows 10 free for Windows 7 and Windows 8 &8.1 users. SSD will improve speed but I have read an article it says SSD loses data fast if its getting kept for long in a hot environment.
     

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