Eg. one of my main laptops is a T420 w/8Gb and Samsung 850 EVO SSDs... obviously it was blazing fast at the start but with over a years worth of fairly regular use it doesnt feel so hot.
I also noticed this on my desktops which is something like Xeon E3/E5 16Gb ram SSDs but obviously it takes longer to get them to a bad state.
I thinking this is just installing uninstalling crap and the registry etc. getting filled with nonsense and the interminable updates.
I guess this is Windows 7...dont try to keep them running after 2yrs. Just burn the lot down and reinstall?
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RIP: 760XD 9546-U9E; X61 7676-A24; and a BOE-Hydis HV121P01-100 in failed SXGA+ mod
I use CCleaner and several other maintenance programs regularly and have never had any sort of a slow-down.
T510 i5 4384-DV7
T510 i7 4349-A64
T520 i7 4242-4UU(CTO)
T520: i7-2760QM(2.40GHz),16GB, 500GB SSD/500GB 7200 Drive, 1600x900, 1GB NVIDIA, DVDRW, Smartcard, media card, FPR, Win7 Pro64, whitelist BIOS, N 6300 AGN, German KB, BT 4.0.
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2. We have a daily workhorse T410 with Windows 7 Pro 64-bit, and we observe no significant Win7 performance deterioration.
We use Samsung Pro-series SSD for above (1) reason, and for its Pro-series 10 year warranty.
BUT for good measure, what we did was this:
1) Did Product Recovery on T410
2) Fiddled Windows, Programs, and Desktop settings to exactly what we wish
3) ***Use Rescue & Recovery to save a snapshot image of your system, and revert back to this snapshot once every 1-2 years time. (Backup your data first!)
In general, if you install/uninstall many programs on your computer, Windows slows down and becomes slightly less stable, as the Registry does not fully revert upon (badly written) program uninstalls.
Current Thinkpads: X1E1 | X1C4 | X1C3 | X250 | X230 | T410
Retired Thinkpads: T42 | 560 (circa 1996)
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When the computer starts feeling sluggish, which is inevitable on Windows systems, I'll restore the image and install whatever apps I need that aren't already baked into the image.
W510: i7-720QM(1.6GHz), 8GB RAM, 240GB SSD, 15.6" 1600x900, 1GB nVIDIA Quadro FX 880M
T410s: Core i5 2.53GHz, 8GB RAM, 120GB SSD, 14.1" 1440x900
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