I have ran XP in the past before i bought a laptop which has a external drive as i keep some amount of good music ,pictures,programs ect...as i noticed in previous computers i had were almost grinding to a halt with the whole slowing down process. So when i bought this laptop i thought new virgin media broadband 10mb nowt great so then Firefox 18 now as I-E-9 wont work (recover webpage all the time) and yes it takes at least 3/4 minites just for that browser to load but now i really take my time and chill online, so i have a great working set-up and for the life of me defrag as it gets to 28% and throws the towel in then all i have is the back-up left which can be done on to my external drive this after a year odds it only now will back - up again externally. I really thought after all these years things would be so much better online and a good little laptop 3 years down the line and it is just either update central or 10 years to complete a simple back - up. as every program conflicts in one way or another as i can do more on my old apple g4 as there is no registry but slow with graffix but if i could up the auntie then i am sacking windows as it's since windows 95 i sat all my examines in computers years ago as a 45 year old it's honestly one mass joke on us the customer and i feel so sorry for folks who simply dont know computers for one i have always had essentials security,cc-cleaner,camtasia-7(bought), and built-in is some essentials web-building program i do not use and would love to get rid of and office 2007 too as that is a big no-no as it causes so much conflicts as i am told. Why can a simple defrag just stop working ???? why did my back-up stop working ??? I wish there was a way of just simply doing basic cleaning would solve issues and how wrong are we all...cheap crappy imports from cheap crappy countrys ,and O-S that suck badly worse than having a fat lass from Greggs it's that slow.