I had an old desktop that I bought in 2007 with Windows XP which I subsequently upgraded and had W10 installed before giving it to my daughter.
She complained to me the other day that it was running a bit slow, so I assumed the standard solution in these situations is to do an operating system reinstall.
Sadly, I don't have any discs from the W10 installation, but I did see on Youtube that under settings, you can now do a reinstall within Windows under settings/Update & Security/Recovery. I went for the version that deletes all of the files in order to try to tidy things up a bit.
There's no devastating improvement in the performance of the computer, so I'm beginning to wonder if the hardware is inadequate for the Windows it's running. What's the best way to check this?
I'm also thinking about ditching Windows on all of my computers and switching to Linux. Could I reload Windows at no cost later if it didn't work out with Linux?