Hi, my laptop is a toshiba m115-S3094 and came with a Win Xp MEdia CEnter edition on it, ITS REALLY SLOW. my desktop is an AMD 1333mhz Athlon Thunderbird (dont get greedy!) with a normal Win Xp 2003 Professional and is like 10 times faster. this laptop has a Core Due at 1.6ghz but when i want to open a excel sheet file, it takes like 7 seconds! desktop's ram is 256 and this one has 512. so the question is: How to get this laptop faster, i dont want the option of buying ram since I'm not sure that i can add more ram to laptop (i can open its back and can see the ram slot but donno if its expandable or not) and its so pricey. Is changing its windows to a normal xp profesional will solve the problems? (i used a program called Driver Magician to backup the drivers that are currently installed on laptop so i *guess* i'll have no problem restoring the essential drivers such as my modem and touchpad). p.s. is there any software to check that how fast should this computer be and like that? (sandra soft just checks the health, i want to check performance and not like 3d mark which checks 3d performance). thnx ppl.