Last year I bought an Acer lap top. Afterwhich I installed the MS Office suite, Adobe suite, Ccleaner GOM Player, Firefox, Chrome, Skype, Malware Bytes and nothing else. I have used this lap top to work on perhaps for a total of 2 days. Yup not used much, only an hour here and there. But even if I don't use it I will turn it on about once a month just to update the named software and Windows 8. The things is, when you consider what I just said, knowing there is no virus, trojan, or malware then I can not understand what on earth makes my computer so, sooooo slow to complete its booting stuff. You're thinking the lap top comes with bloatware. I know, so I uninstalled just about all of them. Basically my computer is empty and yet though it goes to Windows in a flash once on the desktop I must wait a good minute for it complete. And then if I click on Skype for ex. this too takes about a minute ( 64 seconds before seeing all hour glass icons disappear). Could those 3 remaining bloatware actually be slowing down my computer that much? (A cloud thing, a sync my files thing and I can't recall the other one). I guess the best thing to do is go to msconfig and stop everything one by one and find the culprit but I was wondering if there was a faster, easier way?