Subject: Re: Upgrade report - SSD & photo software
On 2017-12-26 20:27:49 +0000, Bill W said:
> I finally gave up on the cloning, and did a fresh install of Win 10 on
> a new SSD. The point of this was to see if I could rejuvenate a 7 or 8
> year old laptop, and to see how much better LR would work with only
> the change from HDD to an SSD. The laptop is maxed out at 8 GB memory,
> and has a 2.2 Ghz Intel CPU.
> The main test I used was the spot removal function, which was usable,
> but terribly crippled before the changes. After choosing a large-ish
> target area, I would move the source area around to see how easily it
> would follow the mouse movement. Before the SSD, it would take
> forever. So the verdict is that the SSD made a huge difference, and is
> definitely worth a try if you have a PC that seems a bit sluggish
> working with photo software. Spot removal now works nearly as well as
> on my far better spec'd desktop. It's like having a new laptop.
> But... Windows still sucks. I think. Repeated crashes and forced
> restarts, especially when installing software, but at other random
> times, also. At the same time, this laptop is not supported for
> anything past Win 7 - no chipset updates at all. So if you do have
> some interest in trying the same thing, check to see what OS your
> laptop supports. I think you can force Win 10 onto just about anything
> that's not an antique, but you should expect problems. Mine seem to
> have diminished considerably. Maybe Windows fixes itself. And if
> you're happy with an earlier version of Windows, an SSD will almost
> certainly be a huge improvement.
I have W10 on my Acer notebook, a c2d with 8GB RAM... It's unbelivable
how slow it is compared to my old Mac Mini, another c2d but with OSX
Snow Leopard and 3GB in use.