Got a new laptop. Great - if you're lucky, the laptop survives for years to come, maybe 2 years or more. Here's the real kicker though, as the laptop ages, we get the illusion the machine slowing down. Assuming that there are no hardware failures at all, that's not caused by age!! It's actually is due to two main things - super-bloated operating system, or the system is thermal throttled due to dust clogging up. Here's how to fix your problems!