Subject: Re: Upgrade report - SSD & photo software
On 2017-12-27 16:47:11 +0000, Bill W said:
> On Wed, 27 Dec 2017 12:32:38 +0100, android<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> On 2017-12-27 09:27:02 +0000, David Taylor said:
>>> On 27/12/2017 07:26, android wrote:
>>>> 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.
>>> Win-10 shouldn't be slow, especially with 8 GB memory. I would check
>>> for any mis-configuration or unwanted processes (especially if it's a
>>> vendor's Win-10 rather than a plain version from Microsoft without all
>>> the junk-ware!). Use the Task Manager to see what's eating all the
>>> CPU, memory, disk I/O etc.
>> I have. It's Windows mostly.
> Yes, that's the same thing I saw, but it wasn't accurate. As David
> said, check for installed software from Acer. My problem was the
> Toshiba software. It's not needed, and after I removed all of it, the
> laptop was fine, even with the HDD which happened to have bad sectors.
> The software I suspect was some backup or disk recovery software, and
> one other that was also disk related. The SSD was icing on the cake,
> and sped things up considerably.
I cleansed the 'puter from stuff like that when I bought it two years ago...