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True, the CPU doesn't run any slower, but in the last 8 years software has gotten bulkier and bloated, from the OS on -- developers "taking advantage" of faster hardware and larger storage. If Maze3 was running software from 2011-2013, the laptop is probably fine.

That said, I agree with doing a clean install on an SSD, which will remove a lot of evils that have developed over time. Re-install only the needed applications.

Periodically I run a start-up manager (on Windows) which identifies the startup processes -- it's scary what gets installed in only 3 months. I remove things I don't need, which helps a lot.

Granted, nothing may help the laptop become fit for the intended purpose, but it will probably be more than sufficient as a web browser/email machine.
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