Windows 7 on a Compact CQ57 with a duo core AMD C50. Before you go and tell me that this is basically a cheaper computer, I'm aware of that. We got a new HP touch screen with windows 10 and dang is that sucker-bob fast. So....I got to thinking, surely there has got to be a way to still use the older computer strictly for internet use, it has a good display and decent graphics for internet and you tube stuff, just couldn't bare to get rid of it. Did some research and dropped internet explorer and all its associated files, loaded google chrome. Installed 4 Gigs of RAM and increased the usable C drive for extra virtual memory. Dropped a bunch of programs like windows search, all the networking programs except for my personal one, killed all the screen option stuff and dropped all the windows sounds. Cleared out all the personal stuff like music files and pictures and dropped them into a external hard drive, then reboot windows 7 to factory settings. Scanned for malware and adjusted startup programs. CPU is still, not as much, running 100% at times. Is there anything else I could drop that comes to mind? I basically followed this website: http://www.sysprobs.com/22-easy-free-steps-windows-7-faster-faster and some other links embedded within it. Is google chrome a cpu hog? I've read some that I could assign one processor for certain programs like chrome and would free up the other one for the other functions, but I don't think that would necessarily speed things up. Like I said, this will be strictly used for internet surfing and researching for my 13 year old.