Hello all My partner gave me an old HP laptop to see if I could get any use out of it. Turns out it was in its day, a fairly high spec machine with an i5 processor and 6gb ram running win 7. Not sure exactly how old it is. Soon discovered the hdd to be faulty so replaced with an ssd and installed win 10 to see how it went. Initially booting up was fine but it soon went downhill, especially when updates are installed. I think, for whatever reason, it just doesn’t like win 10. Had 2 unrecoverable crashes to date and had to do a new install on both occasions. On a good day it boots ok but most of the time something isn’t right. Mouse and keyboard drivers not loading, taking 10-15 mins to boot and even longer to shutdown etc. Currently won’t startup so I’m thinking I should go back to the OS it was designed for, win 7. At least that way I can get all the specific device drivers from HP support. I’m only using it for tinkering with some dmx lighting software, bit of L&D and playing music whilst doing so, no intention of it being a typical home pc, considering win 7 is now unsupported. Before I do, is this usual and should running win 10 on older machines be avoided? Thanks.