In my previous post, I touched upon SSD drives and how they could increase the operating speed of your machine.
In this article, I’m going to run through some of the options available to speed up your machine if it’s impractical to fit an SSD, for example if the hard drive and ram are built into the motherboard, such as in some Cloudbook or Stream machines.
These machines will primarily run slow because of lack of storage. This will also cause major problems regarding the installation of any Windows Updates, especially on the machines with 32gb storage or less.
These machines are not impossible to use, but they will run incredibly slowly.
As an example, I have a Zoostorm Tablet, that was originally designed to run an early version of Windows 10 (which didn’t require or take up much storage). As Windows 10 has been upgraded, however, this machine has had more and more trouble running Windows 10, to the extent that the last major updates were unable to be installed at all (the machine only had 1Gb of RAM and 16Gb of Storage, both non-changeable).
The best way of making these machines usable again, and a little faster, is to add storage. This can be done with MOST of these tablets by fitting a 32 or 64gb Micro SD card into the appropriate slot (where available: Contact LCCD with your make and model number for possible upgrade details). Work files, photos etc can also be moved onto this Micro SD card, freeing up the main storage for use with Windows 10.