its a fresh install, its the 64bit 7 ultimate. The laptop its running on is: HP G60-445DX notebook pc with the AMD Turion X2 Dual Core 64bit processor, 3GB RAM, 256MB NVIDIA GeFore 8200M G, 320GB HDD. I know the laptop meets the specs, what could be causing it to be sluggish? one example is even with a program already open, it randomly freezes for a few mins then frees up again. I keep it clean with Tune Up Utilities 2013. Any suggestions?