From: Bill W <>
Subject: Re: Upgrade report - SSD & photo software
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Subject: Re: Upgrade report - SSD & photo software
Date: Wed, 27 Dec 2017 00:42:22 -0800
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On Wed, 27 Dec 2017 08:26:18 +0100, android<here@there.was> wrote:

>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.

Mine is also a c2d. Stuff an SSD in yours. We can compare results.