My laptop seems to be running really slow. It is a dual core i5 at 2.3 GHz with 6 GB of RAM. I purchased it from Dell at the beginning of the summer and I don't use it as much as I thought I would in fact at the moment and hardly using it at all. So it seems to me that everything should be a decent working order. Here's what I have tried to fix the problem. Spyware and virus scans = clean, the hard drive so all been defragmented, the registries have been cleaned out. I did notice that it does have 76 processes running. I know that in general Windows 7 has more processes running in the background that did Windows XP but to me this seems like a lot. Is it? Any advice on how I can fix the problem would be greatly appreciated. Although I do not use the laptop off, I plan to be using it a lot very soon and even relying on it to be productive at my job.