Welcome to the world of Win 8. We switched to SDDs and fast boot to make the damn thing run in anything approximating decent speeds. it does get faster after about 10 or 12 days, until the various updates get applied, and then it drops back again. also had some issues with it using a huge amount of data over internet on first use. a friend of min bought a new pc for parents, and it chewed through their paltry 5gb per month limit in a little over four hours. this was the system supposedly doing nothing.