Because I already had TOEE on my desktop, I had never loaded it on my laptop. My laptop has Win 7 as the OS. Long story short, I recent did and to my delight I discovered that the "looting bug" disappeared! I have not apply the "official patch" as that has its own issues. I have no clue as to why this fixed it. But it does make the game more smooth. I see on another thread that Win 8 does not seem to run TOEE. I will guess that will be the case with Win 10 as well. But if you have Windows 7 on an older computer laying around you might try TOEE again.