Re: Laptop getting older and needing maintenance
All these people telling you to buy a stupidly expensive Macintosh,something only a very small minority of the computer using world actually uses. they are a laugh a minute.
Anyway the biggest, by far, aquisition you can make for any old computer, other than buying a new one or using Linus, nearly as bad as using Apple software, is to put an SSD in. I know you are not particulary computer tech aware but it's all up there on the web for you to find out about. Cloning hard drives is relatively easy (Macrium reflect is free and does the job). An SSD does make a hugely significant difference to the speed and useability of older computers.