troubleshooting Question

Laptop runs slowly after applications load

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Running Windows 7 Pro on an HP 4545S laptop.  It has 4 gigs of memory.
It boots to Windows 7 quickly.  After I start the applications (see attachment) the laptop runs slower  and slower.  
I suspect swapping is the problem but I am not a Windows expert.
I have attached snapshots from the Windows Resource tool which I hope will be useful.

The laptop is attached to a Small Business server 2008 domain.
I have run Malwarebytes several times to be sure there are no virus problems.
The Anti virus (TrendMicro Worry Free Advanced) shows no problems.
I have changed the performance system settings to Windows Classic.
In "Performance Settings" I have selected "best performance".

The laptop manual says the maximum memory is 8 gigs.
Before I spend money buying memory, I want to make sure the problem is swapping and not something else.

Question:  What steps would you take to determine memory is the problem or something else?
Memory-Resource-HP4545S.pdf
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