I have a HP laptop of the 17" screen variety. Two 225 GB HDDs, Intel T9550 processor, NVIDIA GT 130(1 GB) and 4 MB RAM. I mostly websearch, copy and paste, play and store music, occasionally watch a dvd movie. Been a while since I burned a cd, what with mp3 and sd cards now. Also store quite a few pictures. Do all my file work in Word. Been wanting a newer version of Publisher for quite a time, but have been stingy. I run Vista and have some experience on 7. From what I've read, I have no desire for 8. My all time fav was XP, though 3.11 wasn't terrible. I really hated giving SWOTL. Anyway, all my computers have failed when a hard drive went away. And I've had this HP for a piece and am getting nervous. My first thought was the tried and true, wait for the fail and buy another. But, since this platform does all I ask, is there any way to upgrade to SSD? My boot time has gotten pretty long in the tooth the last year or so. Might I go with a SSD for OS and a HDD for storage as in the modern models? Are there any other paths to speed it up a tad?