How much crapware did it come with? How many icons are there in your system tray? I've never seen a laptop that didn't need to have things uninstalled after purchase. Run 'msconfig' and go to 'Startup' tab. Those are programs that load when windows starts and run in the background. Uncheck or uninstall what you don't need. Make sure drivers are up to date. After you log into windows, how much memory is in use?