A couple of years ago, my wife bought an HP 'Netbook,' the Mini 210-1000. It runs Widows 7 Starter with an Intel Atom processor and 1 gig of RAM, the typical 'stock' configuration.
From the beginning, this little guy was slow, compared with a typical desktop or laptop, but was small, light, and worked well enough for my wife's field work (Mostly MS Word), along with a tiny Canon companion printer.
But it seems that with each download of Windows Updates, the poor little thing got slower and slower. Now it takes Internet Explorer a full 30 seconds to come up, and other applications are similarly very, very slow to respond... some take minutes!
I've run Ccleaner, Malwarebytes and AVG's virus scan, but these utilities give the machine a clean bill of health.
There is an HP Netbook Forum on the Web, but the last posting was nearly a year ago, indicating to me that interest in this and similar models is very low. If this Mini could be returned to its original state it would be usable, but as it is now, it's not. I'd be tempted to re-install Windows and simply avoid updates, but am looking for any alternative advice or ideas. What a shame to simply trash a nice little tool like this; there must be a way to make it useful once again.