I have been running Windows 8 on my laptop (an Acer Aspire, see the attached system photo for specifics) for some time now, but lately I have been experiencing some serious performance issues.
Start up/login is slow, typing in OneNote or a Word doc is a nightmare, I have to use Outlook for short periods, and everything else seems to be about 2 steps behind from where it once was. This has happened very suddenly.
Task Manager shows that my processor speed is relatively low, but my memory is maxed out, typically from windows processes. The system tools say the fragmentation is running weekly, as with most of all the other utility fixer-ups.
I mostly use my laptop for school work and email (and an occasional round of Half-life), but that's about it.
Any suggestions on how to get my computer back to where it was??
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