Dell Inspiron 1545 Laptop Slow Response Time

Joseph Gill

New Member
I have an older Dell Inspiron 1545 Laptop with Windows 7 operating System and 8 Mb of RAM which is the maximum it will hold.

I would like to increase the memory someway for my wife to use it for access to 2 Groups of Recipes stored on it. Could I put the Operating System on a large capacity Thumb Drive, wipe the hard drive clean and boot from the Thumb drive and if so with this help speed of Laptop any?

I’m looking for anyway to make the Laptop more responsive.

Any recommendations?


Staff member
I'm pretty sure you mean 8gb of ram. Are you sure the hard drive isn't about ready to die? Or possibly having another type of hardware failure? About the only way to speed up response time is to install an SSD drive and reinstall windows on it.