Ctrl blog: Investigating why my 7-year old Windows 10 laptop became unbearably slow.

While some might be quick to harp on the DRM aspect and tune out the rest, or ditto the unjoy that can be Windows, I’m kind of reminded of the times when DEP and the rise of dual core processors. New things equal new points of failures.
I don’t recall encountering many problems when those features came to NT but whenever I did it usually involved I video game doing squirrelly things. Because running old, poorly and hastely written software on newer operating systems and hardware sometimes bite you in the arse.