You don't need to change the operating system. (Unless your thinking of Linux).
Simply reinstall the one you are running!!!!
The main problem is the registry. This file grows when you add programs to the system and if you look at what was added when you loaded your "free trial starter" version of Photoshop (for instance) you will be absolutely gobsmacked by the size of it.
The registry is an "active" file whenever windows is running and therefore can not be defragged or cleaned up. You may have never used your free software and you may even have uninstalled it but the space is still in the directory.
If you figure how many "free" software apps you have tried over the last 2 - 3 years you will start to get some just idea how big this monster has grown to.
Your problem is that Windows tries to load the registry into memory - since is uses for everything that it does, it needs to have immediate and swift access to it to run smoothly.
When you have been running Windows for a couple of years, the registry is so large that it takes noticibly longer to start up, worse than that, the registry no longer fits in to memory so has to be cached out onto the page file (swap file, virtual memory). THEN, every time any program needs info to start up OR OPERATE, Windows has to thrash thru' Virtual Memory (more aptly named the "Swap File")!!!
That's why adding memory REALLY helps speed up your computer!
This is more Microsoft crap and they really should have addressed this problem 12 years ago but I guess it doesn't pay them to do anything about it!
SO PLEASE, SPEND YOUR MONEY ON MEMORY - DON'T GIVE IT TO MICROSOFT!!
If anyone knows of some program that will fix the registry without re-building it (Re-install Windows) PLEASE POST IT HERE.
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