Hate to say it, but that is a rather old and low-capability computer. At some point, you will have to get newer and better gear. This app is built for more robust and newer gear. And with each release, is less suited for the older stuff. Although for such a long startup, I do wonder how much space is available on disc on that machine.
Thanks for the response Neil. Could you offer specifics on what exactly it falls short on capability-wise? I'm asking because I thought 16gb ram would be powerful enough. The rest of it I honestly do not understand... just a bunch of numbers and letters that seem like proprietary made up jargon.
A 2.6 Mhz processor is very slow, and from that era, is it 2 or 4 cores? Quite possibly 2 in a laptop.
So, 2 slow cores, a small amount of older (and slower) RAM, and an old architecture GPU with minimal vRAM.
Is the only drive used the internal spinning drive? Laptop drives were normally 5200 RPM rather than the standard 7200 RPM.
So if that's the case, that really is minimal gear.
They aren't joking about the need for decent gear.
Even though your hardware is old, Premiere shouldn't take 8 minutes to load.
Which version of Premiere are you using, and do you have a lot of 3rd party effects/transitions installed on top of it?
When launching Premiere, it should list everything he is loading on the splash screen. Any item that stays for an unexpected amount of time?
Hard Drive: 7200 rpm 750 GB SATA Disk (spinning)
Is 16gb RAM a small amount these days? Does it get "old"
What processor do I need?
Should I install a SSD
I have no 3rd party effects on top of it. I just upgraded to High Sierra 10.13.6 and have the latest from Premiere CC. I think my computer may have been freaked out by all the changes and new challenges.
When I launched Premiere I think it got held up on some quicktime thing it was trying to load. The last 3 launches have been within a minute. Not that that's fast but I could install a SSD
SSD for projects would be a big boost for that rig. And yea, sounds like it was involved with an issue that one startup. PrPro can occasionally do something that seems odd while it sort itself out.