Currently Being ModeratedMar 14, 2013 2:38 PM (in response to kallisti)
I would reinstall the update. But first I would remove all peripherals except the keyboard and mouse. Then repair the hard drive and permissions. This needs to be done from the Recovery HD. Then reinstall the update.
Note that initial startup time after an OS update will always be slower than a normal startup thereafter.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 14, 2013 2:44 PM (in response to kallisti)
Use the App Store from which you can download the full 10.8.3 installer. Or wait to see if Apple posts a standalone updater. So far there hasn't been one posted.
You can also reinstall using the Recovery HD.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 14, 2013 3:16 PM (in response to kallisti)
You just reinstall over the existing system. You don't have to migrate anything. Or download the combo update that has now been posted: OS X Mountain Lion Update v10.8.3 (Combo).
Currently Being ModeratedMar 14, 2013 3:20 PM (in response to kallisti)
are you seriously suggesting a complete OS install and migration? because that's not gonna happen
You download and install the system 'Updater' just as anyone who has applied any of the hundreds of past OSX updates would. There is no complete reinstall. There is no migration. Simply downoad > Open > Install. That is it. As usual, make sure everything is backed up properly beforehand, as one should before applying any update.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 14, 2013 3:45 PM (in response to kallisti)
I had no idea you could reinstall an updater
You are not 'reinstalling' you are simply installing or applying an update to hte existing OSX to make it more stable. That is why such an update has been through a dozen or more Beta phases before release.
It will be all good. Applied it to my 5 Macs already, no problem. You cannot even tell by UI that anything has changed. It will all be 'Under The Hood'.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 14, 2013 4:18 PM (in response to petermac87)
Alright, for what it's worth...
I updated my virgin install on an external raid-zero (4x Velociraptors on eSATA)
Everything was unplugged except for the eSATA card, keyboard & mouse
There is a 15 second mostly-quiet delay immediatly following:
"FIPS POST passed!"
(the velociraptors are hilariously loud as a raid so you can hear everything they do)
I hooked the raid up via firewire and essentially the same thing happened
Currently Being ModeratedMar 15, 2013 4:45 AM (in response to kallisti)
ive got a rMBP 2.7 w 16gb ram. Ive had this machine since july 2012, it came with lion.
I was, and still am impressed with the boot times so i constantly timed it to make sure i hadnt installed something that slowed my system down. Until 10.8.3, average boot time was 15 seconds ± 1 second. after the update, I cant get it to boot under 20 seconds. Ive fixed all permissions. reset PRAM and SMC etc... but nothing... thats 33% slower boot times with the new update. kinda ***** tbh cause 10.8.2 worked perfectly imo.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 16, 2013 9:15 AM (in response to kallisti)
Haven't cloked it yet, but from clicking Restart..., until desktop, it is easily more than 45 seconds. By the time all my login items have loaded, from start-to-finish I am sitting and staring at my screen for more than 1.5 minutes.
I'd say closer to double to boot time than 10.8.2.
I'm running a Late 2008 Macbook aluminum unibody.