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Why does Windows 7 64-bit stop responding?

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First a T4200 is a Pentium processor. It ain't fast. It's probably quite low on the CPU ranks for past few years.
Second, most say that ReadyBoost does very little to help unless you have limited RAM. At 3GB, the system will never use it.
Third, laptop HDD are slower than desktops and considerably slower than a SSD. Pull out the HDD and put in a SSD. You will see the laptop run better.
Just because you bought it with Vista doesn't mean it even runs with Vista well.
PS - What ever Microsoft says about minimum requirements are generally laughable because you can't run Vista [or later] on 1GB of RAM on a Pentium processor properly without getting fustrated.
3GB is sufficient for standard usage.