I have a Vaio VPCEA with Intel core i5 @ 2.53Ghz, 6GB RAM running 64 bit Windows 7 Home premium.
As you can see it's quite a decent laptop, but it's really laggy, it's slow, even creating a folder on the desktop can take much more than usual. Now its not like this all the time, but most of the time, when doing more complicated things than writing on forums, there is slow responsiveness.
So my question is: is there a way to optimize my system, or should I perform a clean install (and more importantly, how do I make it so it really formats my system completely, I mean wipe everything, so I start really fresh this time) ?
It all started when I wiped the original setup it came in, and installed Ubuntu as the one and only OS. After a couple months I decided I needed Windows 7 for, well, entertainment as well as educational purposes.
So having no disc to restore my system from, I proceeded to download Windows 7 ultimate x64 from a popular torrent site, and installed it alright. I can't recall if the lag appeared right away, but it was definitely bugging me after a while, and I blamed it on the tons of drivers
I had to install on my system (downloaded straight from the vaio VPCEA esupport page). So after doing a second fresh install, I was still not happy with how slow my computer was.. the problem was beyond responsiveness... it was SLOW.
I quit using the laptop from frustration and used the home desktop computer for a while, then, I decided if I completely wiped the system with a fresh Windows 7 home premium x64 install (downloaded from tpb).
I formatted the partitions using the prompt in the install process, which was pretty fast, considering my previous experiences with formatting, but the boot disc said it was alright. And indeed it was, I had a fresh Windows 7 install, and proceeded to install all the necessary drivers (checking them on Device Manager).
I still can't imagine running iTunes with my 80G+ music library on it without having to wait 10 seconds for each song I choose to play.
Maybe a hardware check is necessary, but I'm still hoping it's a software problem caused by my n00b Windows 7 installs.
I appreciate your time and help! Really do!