To expand further, if you are seeing the machine just be slow, as in it's taking 10, 15, 30 seconds - possibly even a minute to do things that use to take 1-2 seconds - you need to free up more space on the drive - particularly for creating movie files.
If you've been running that computer since 2010 and it's never had a clean install or been defragged - it's highly unlikely that you have contiguous free space larger than 100-250 MB any where on that drive. Meaning just about any movie is going to have to be written all over the place.
On the other hand, if you are seeing your boot time, application launch times, right click menu pop up, etc. in the 2, 3, 5, 7+ minute range - in my mind - you have a dying drive.