A computational method called the local-field response method is proposed, where spins evolve by responding to an effective field consisting of gradually decreasing external fields and spin–spin interactions, similarly to what is carried out in adiabatic quantum computing (AQC). This method is partly quantum–mechanical. That is, spins are treated as classical variables, but the response function of the spins to the effective field is determined a priori by referring to a quantum–mechanical calculation that was carried out for similar problems. This novel response function improves the performance of the ground state being maintained in the time evolution compared with the case without a priori information. The performance is numerically checked in an eight-qubit system by solving... random-interaction problems of finding their ground states. The false probability decreases by about half as a result of using a priori information. The operation of this method is classical, but it has a quantum–mechanical advantage through a priori information. This method is practically useful because obtaining a complete quantum system is difficult as it stands.