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Hi, I'm not sure if this is correct place to post. I bought this laptop computer in 2016, but didn't start using it regularly until 2019/2020. In 2019 from about April until July, I used it for a part-time work-from-home survey job. Then, early this year I started using it exclusively when Windows 7 became obsolete. The laptop runs slow, and this isn't something that started after an update. It just seems to keep getting slower. Sometimes it seems particularly slow when using the internet or specific websites (like FaceBook, etc). Btw, I usually use MS Edge browser. Rarely do I use the Chrome browser. When I had that survey job last year, I had to use Firefox, which has since been deleted from this computer. Other times, the computer is slow in opening apps or files...or even slow to open task manager when I hit 'CTRL' + 'ALT' + 'DELETE'. I know there are a lot of MS apps on my computer that I don't even use. Not sure if they have anything to do with it. And, I don't know for sure how to ensure my non-MS apps are up-to-date. I used to use Avast (not premium, just free), and it would notify me if an app was out-of-date. My previous laptop with the Windows 7 (and way less storage, etc) ran much faster. Could you either help me figure this out, or send me to a more appropriate forum/website? And after this issue is resolved, are there guidelines for Windows 10 settings? Thank you, Julie