'Upset Businessman' from iStockPhoto via Microsoft Office Images
I am determined to turn this old clunker of a laptop into a lean, green(well okay, grey) coding machine! It's not so long ago that a 1GHz CPU, half a Gigabyte of RAM and a 20 Gig hard drive were considered pretty decent. Well okay, maybe it has been a few years but I am going to make this work darn it.
Review BIOS settings - check. Unusually limited access to the BIOS on this one: can't even set the date and time. Weird.
Delete unnecessary files (round three) - check. Found some more stuff I missed previously. Great! Just keep a copy of the 'Oh no bunny' photo to use as wallpaper. :)
Delete unnecessary programs - check. Farewell Netflix movie viewer, adios Adobe, /wave WebEx...
Eat a banana for breakfast - check. Om Nom Nom
Set page file to fixed size - check. 1024MB ought to do for starters.
Disable anti-virus - check.
Defragment hard drive - ... come back later :)