I recently bought a new gaming pc that completely outclasses my previous puny laptop. I use my new computer for most of my things in home, while I take the laptop to school, vacations etc. Hardware on the laptop is pretty sub-par, 4 gigs of RAM, i3 7th gen and it came with Windows 10 pre-installed.
It is pretty slow, however. I cannot use MS Office without it freezing for several minutes, it sometimes takes it 3-4 minutes to open Opera. I think those things should not take this much time, even in this hardware. I remember using desktops and laptops of similar hardware which run a lot smoother than that.
I tend to blame Windows 10 since I used "recovery" to install a fresh Windows 10 and it did not improve anything.
I am thinking of reverting to Windows 7. Is there a precedent that this would improve the performance?