So, I’ve got an old laptop which I bought ~ 4-5 years ago. It has the following specs:
Intel HD 4600
and some SSHD drive.
Recently it has been getting very slow in responding to (any) tasks and I am trying to figure out what is the best way to fix it. I already tried a clean wipe and reinstall of OS (Win 10) and I don’t have any Antivirus software installed. Drivers are up to date but it still is very slow in responding to tasks (such as opening a program/chrome etc.). I’ve also turned down Windows animations to “best performing”.
Since I assume CPU and RAM should still be fine and I don’t need much graphic power, the best way would be to upgrade it to an actual SSD drive, eh?
As much as I agree on getting a SSD, a lack thereof doesn’t necessarily explain why performance suddenly degraded. I agree with @solo to check the thermal paste to see it it still suffices. Next thing would be to rule out bad sectors on your HDD.
Now, I do have no problem changing drives on my computer (tower), however never have done so on my laptop. Any good guide for changing the drives from my laptop myself? Otherwhise I’d bring it to a “professional” service and pay ~50-70€ to have it changed (kinda much).