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Hey there

My friend just asked if I could sort out his laptop. Basically he's said it's just really slow. So I know the basics such as uninstalling unused programs and defrag and disk cleanup. Is there anything else I could do on top of that to make it feel like "new"?

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let us know what laptop brand/model he has, and we could be more specific
    
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It's the same procedure as a regular desktop.
Ideally the best thing to do is to reformat/recovery. Just backup all the things he needs to an external drive, disc website or usb, and purge the bad boy and do a recover or full reinstall.

If thats out of the question, uninstall, CCleaner, msconfig, update drivers, and defrag. Also depending on his laptop some extra ram could provide a well needed boost for an aging system.
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Compressed air throughout the guts of it.

Defrags, reg cleans etc are never as good as a clean install!
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It's the same procedure as a regular desktop.
Ideally the best thing to do is to reformat/recovery. Just backup all the things he needs to an external drive, disc website or usb, and purge the bad boy and do a recover or full reinstall.

If thats out of the question, uninstall, CCleaner, msconfig, update drivers, and defrag. Also depending on his laptop some extra ram could provide a well needed boost for an aging system.
Download and run CCleaner. Then Device Doctor (finds and updates drivers). Then defrag it.

Should be running fast now.
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