My laptop is almost 6 years old, and yes I probably will have to replace it eventually. I have the wonderful XP that is not going to be supported in another year or so and I'm going to use that as an excuse for a new laptop! However, this thing had gotten slower and slower and slower. Often I will turn it on and just walk away for a while and let it churn. I checked the other day and only had 3% free space. I knew I had a lot of pictures on it that I needed to move off to the external hard drive. But what I didn't realize was that I had quite a little collection of e-mails. I deleted 724 e-mails in the first round of house cleaning and probably another 200 or so before I finished. They were all tucked snugly into their little folders waiting for me to read. However, most were ads that expired a year ago and I had just not bothered to delete them. I had no idea that I had so many e-mails! I still have about 200 to look through before I'm done. And yes, this laptop is now running a lot faster!