What to do with the laptop the 2011-2012 school year?

There is a laptop, and not like the weak. TOSHIBA Tecra r940.
Core i5 3320m
intel hd 4000
4 Gb RAM
Conventional HDD 7200 rpm

Swiped it on the secondary market at a tasty price last year for ~230$

Looks good this machine. But there are specific issues to Toshiba with their proprietary drivers. Specifically. Windows 10 Anniv.UPD after the official release Creators Update stopped is (for some mysterious reason) the driver for the touchpad. Driver downloaded with off.the website section "support". There is only one version of the driver. However, Creators Update somehow notably slow on the laptop. Also on latest update, no problems with installing drivers, as they installed automatically. Anniversary Update there is no possibility to crank this action, because immediately updated on to the latest build of the OS.

Windows 8 also suffers from curve drivers for the touchpad. The difference is that they are installed it is normal, but che is as it often crashes "duct tape" with a sad smiley after almost every use gesture scroll or "pinch to zoom".

Windows 7 - working Quickly, as such problems has not, but was too tired, and with hibernation comes out 40 seconds. Ancient it in one word. And the laptop is often in hibernation.

Windows Vista - no drivers, but if I were, that system is pure nostalgia, to use it today it would be difficult.

Linux - dense forest. I have not mastered it on the laptop. On the PC everything was easier. And then the battery lives less than 2 times ( on Windows 4-5 hours on Ubuntu, Fedora - 2-3 hours with interference ), and TLP was before a chore to configure, and hard, often the head was parked and the heat is palpable.

Mac OS X - problems with the BIOS. Precisely because he is not digesting other people's Wi-Fi modules and embedded - not compatible in any way.

So here is the question. The laptop I use (or rather used to) for purely domestic purposes. Is the Internet to pobrodit, musanti to listen to, videos to watch, a typewriter.
Don't understand what I'm doing wrong. Perhaps there is some acceleration techniques recent Windows (lag it is not clear to me)?

And if you get into GNU/Linux that as things stand now with battery life and heating? What distro would be to put rational?

Throw a pity, to sell - many do not earn, for the new certainly not enough.

How anyone deals with such problems?
June 10th 19 at 14:27
8 answers
June 10th 19 at 14:29
Replace HDD to SSD, adding DDR to 8.
June 10th 19 at 14:31
To deliver SSD like Samsung Evo 950 250 Gb, it the vents will be fine, cause the brakes to the old computers in most cases disk.
With drivers most likely need to be overcome - can be put in compatibility mode, it is possible for PCI/Ven ID find more new on the website of the manufacturer of the touchpad - but here already it is necessary to look, but only after installing the SSD. You can put HDD in the usb box or DVD using an adapter.
About what needs to be free memory - don't have to. This was just for XP, since 7 uses a different memory allocator system caches applications for quick launch.
June 10th 19 at 14:33
  • Core i5 3320m is a good processor that will work quickly, if with cooling all is normal.
  • intel hd 4000 is a good video enough for everything except heavy games.
  • 4 Gb RAM - well, it's funny, for regular office tasks no less than 8GB of RAM necessary if something big planned, something more.
  • Conventional HDD 7200 rpm is a beautiful thing for the backups, the system on it can not be put in any case

In General laptop with 4GB memory and HDD just have to slow down wildly.

How anyone deals with such problems?
Add memory and SSD there are no other options.
So it is true. But let's say the most obvious difference between Anniversary and Creators Upd Upd - trivial start-up time regular application. Well, let's say, a guide to the anniversari start instantly on Creators of hard what the Goblin starts to strain and after 4 seconds you receive the desired Windows Explorer. And so in all. I.e., even a simple update for creators doing some heresy and it displays a calendar with the taskbar. - Culle commented on June 10th 19 at 14:36
You have little memory, and this slows down the system and creates a wild load on the drive.
And you can not cope even with an average load.

Therefore, it is necessary to provide sufficient memory - 8GB is enough for normal operation, if there is no heavy task.
And of course change the drive - HDD for a long time nobody uses as a system.
The average SSD in the 20 40раз faster HDD. - earl.Weissnat commented on June 10th 19 at 14:39
intel hd 4000 is a good video enough for everything except heavy games.

I have iris 6100, max Payne 2, even warmed the car :) - krista.Eichma commented on June 10th 19 at 14:42
for ordinary tasks 4Gb RAM is more than enough. But the SSD really decide. Ceteris paribus, better 4Gb+SSD than 8Gb+HDD. - Brenden_Terry commented on June 10th 19 at 14:45
Not enough.
Although of course the presence of a SSD is less marked, and such strong brakes will not be, but still uncomfortable.
System for their needs consumes about 2GB, browser start - here are two more.
And if you will be running some app - messenger, or something else there in the background, but usually not one at all bad.
That is, while the browser is running will be an active swap usage.

And the system should remain normal 3-5GB free memory not used by applications for caching. - earl.Weissnat commented on June 10th 19 at 14:48
Come on, I have 8 GB of RAM to play GTA 5 at max speed in Full HD. Just kompik howls coolers, but there is no brakes. - moises commented on June 10th 19 at 14:51
June 10th 19 at 14:35
you can put ssd instead of dvd drive
June 10th 19 at 14:37
FCU - really buggy update. Try Windows 10 LTSB pogolite what it is and try it. And SSD is a must.
Now that's worth 10 1607 LTSB works about as good as a similar home build :) the Only wood on the touchpad don't get up, though burst. - Culle commented on June 10th 19 at 14:40
and why not put the firewood from the website of the manufacturer of the touchpad? It is necessary to suffer with a driver from the Toshiba website? - earl.Weissnat commented on June 10th 19 at 14:43
Because of the company ALPS touchpad, and find drivers for it on off.the website for me that is not possible. - krista.Eichma commented on June 10th 19 at 14:46
June 10th 19 at 14:39
On Mac, if you really want it easier to buy and swap the wafer on compatible.
On Linux, the similar laptop just percent a little under 5K and the screw rpm is opensuse + xfce, RAM 4GB, flies and more than happy with.
June 10th 19 at 14:41
1)Replace HDD to SSD
2)Add Memory

use in that order.
instead of memory and can be SSD.
June 10th 19 at 14:43
Came to me, I will give to his wife - let him picks.
Yes, the rules of the comp, I don't know what he drove. I have roughly the same har-kami, but from ASUS. Took too somewhere this year. Still plowing. However, RAM 8 GB, but I bet this is what started a lot of things to run: and a lot of tabs in the browser, and any apps that I wrote myself. - Culle commented on June 10th 19 at 14:46

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