The time may have come as mine is 6 years old and every time I "install updates" it slows down even more or isn't compatible with certain things or certain places take longer to load because it seems like there are more ads then there used to be (or does it just appear that way?) so I've stopped installing them. So...I'm trying to justify buying a new one because other than speed online and working offline, it does its job. Maybe I need to clean up some files? How can I find out if something is loaded that is bogging it down or if it really is the laptop? Any sites or books you can recommend? Or...what are you opinions on pros/cons of a new laptop? And if I do, what do I do with this one?