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Old 06-10-2015, 08:29 PM   #21
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Yes, "registry rot" is real. If you are looking for a decent cleanup tool I usually recommend CCleaner because its pretty foolproof and the registry cleaner does a pretty solid job without trashing things.
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<p>I still think a reinstall is needed. In my windows day I had a basic image with my user account and basic programs. I would back up my documents folder. Wipe the drive and put this new image on like twice a year. My **** was always fast </p>
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****, that Dell uses a 1.8" SSD rather than a standard 2.5"? Well, I still recommend replacing it, it'll just be
slightly more expensive. slightly more expensive.
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<p>Except he wants to edit video....and unless things have changed in the past couple years, linux sucks for that.</p>
It's been a while since I used it, but this wasn't too bad considering the price (nada); OpenShot Video Editor | Simple, powerful, and free video editor for Linux!
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It is currently on Vista Business, as I have zero copies of anything else currently.
And therein lies most of your problem...
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I don't think Vista supports TRIM, which could be a chunk of your problem since you have the SSD.

If it were me, I don't think I'd put any more money into this particular machine. Just too old. If you have backups, a nuke and pave would probably be my Hail Mary before buying a new laptop.

Another thought: have you checked your power settings? If those somehow got changed that can slow things down a lot.
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It may also be an SSD that does not natively support TRIM or trash collection. A lot of the early 1.8" ones did not have support for this in the firmware. The 1.8" that came came in my old Lenovo certainly did not.
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