So I just got a new, desperately needed Toshiba laptop and I guess I'm stuck with a laptop that has a significantly noisy fan. Not really happy about that, but I'm going to keep it. My old Windows 7 laptop was so bad that I could barely do any work before it would lock up and I'd have to reboot. Yes, I checked for malware and I had anti-virus software on it. I just cannot wait to ship back the Toshiba, get a refund and start shopping all over again. I never had a Toshiba before and the reviews seemed pretty good so I went for it. I did some research last night and it sounds (pardon the pun) that others have had problems with Toshiba fans. Live and learn. Next time maybe I'll try a Dell.