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Why would my older dell laptop start running 'slow as a snail'? It came with windows 7, but I took the free upgrade to windows 10. Ran GREAT @ 1st but now slow. *I have a Dell Latitude 2120*

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go to task master
close what is taking up usage space

ie can stop cotana and other windows ten rubbish
store all removable data to usb sticks
photos document etc

uninstall number of programs sitting unused

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Windows10 is a very heavy APP based system, you may have noticed how few of your older programs works or how many new "APP" you have to install ?
W10 also comes with all the APPs switched on, meaning that every bit of the RAM and connections are drained by these same APPs all downloading their own updates permanently and at same time.
If you are on metered connection, that means all your data allowance will disappear quickly.
You need to turn all tiles OFF. Some are not easy to find and some need removing altogether. W 10 is a constant fight to keep the APPs from stealing my data. It updates constantly and crashes itself on a daily basis. I have slung 3 computers because of W10. Rolling back to previous versions blanked the laptops I had and the desktop got fried because of the driver updates.
I cured all my problems buying a top of range W7 laptop very cheaply (i7 Dell) that shoots from the hip and never crashed once.
trying to make your computer "like" something it wasn't designed for will make it sick. W10 is a massive program, huge and messy.
Many will like it, I don't because it caused me expense, time and stress.
My i7 Dell is 3 years old but does everything I want and plays high end games very well too ! Not to mention I can watch my DVDs, plug in mutliple screens etc etc....
You may find your computer works fine after you find all the OFF switches but keep an eye on updates that switch them all back on again.

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SOURCE: How to upgrade a Dell Latitude CPX - Intel P3 500-650 laptop

You might be able to get some more memory for it and a bigger hard drive. Depends on what the model number is.

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SOURCE: DELL Latitude C400

I have a dell latitude c 400 laptop. I upgraded fron win2k to win xp sp2 . My usb drive is not recognising any pen latest pen drives or any other usb devices.message after plugin is usb device not recognised"

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SOURCE: How to upgrade a Dell Latitude CPX - Intel P3 500-650 laptop

I have the same laptop, it has (currently) 256 Mb ram and I have win xp installed, It runs fine with no problems, upgrading the ram to 512 (max mem it will hold) willmake it run faster, I hope this helps

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SOURCE: How to Get a good Dell Latitude D520 Laptop

it sounds like you did the right thing, i would search google for "Dell D520 keyboard", you should find many places at different prices, if you havent bought from the site before, try reading some customer feedback, and also, the cheapest may not be the best, look for a good return policy and or warranty for the item. if this helps pleas give a fixya rating thanks

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SOURCE: can i run windows 7 on dell latitude d510 no

It worked for me, for the wireless drivers, I installed those for d520 as the ones for d510 didnt work.

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