Is your laptop slow in booting or just slow in general? If it's taking forever to boot; then it could be the case of too many programs all vying for the same startup time.
If you have CCleaner installed; there is a section within the program called "Startup", from there you can see all the programs that start with Windows, and can Disable the programs that don't need to start with Windows (e.g. Adobe updates, Java updates, any programs that automatically check for updates at startup...with the exception of any Windows or Security programs)
The other thing that might be slowing your PC is malware, my favorite program (for now) is Hitman Pro 3.5 for scanning for malware
...and my next CNet "clean-up" isn't scheduled 'til next month. Is there a way I can do some self-cleaning? Or make a near future appt to connect and do so? I've d/l-ed a bunch of stuff and really don't want to buy any more.