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Re-installing mountain lion

116 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Apr 3, 2013 9:34 AM by trntogl RSS
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Apr 2, 2013 3:34 PM

I was at Apple Store to fix a problem in iCal, nothing was syncing. They got it to work and I am also now using iCloud but my system boots up extremely slowly and shuts down slowly. The initial turn on and going to Safari takes much longer to load the page... then it works fine, however sometimes getting pixels in my email messages pane. The main complaint since installing Mountain Lion is the time it takes to boot up and to shut down. Prior to that, I had Snow Leopard and my computer had no problems at all, booted nicely, opened programs quickly and efficiently and shut down quickly.


I see this slowness seems to be a very common problem amongst users when I google the problem and also on this forum.


The Apple tech did several testings, disk utility, permissions, memory etc and all seemed to be fine. He recommended I reinstall Mountain Lion, it was at the end of the day and I was unable to ask questions I wanted or thought of while there and would have installed it at the Store.


i will do back up but I would like to know if there is anything I should be leary of prior to doing this? Will I have to do anything with iCloud? I am most concerned about my iCal that has years of data and although I have backed up, should I turn off iCloud so if my iCal data does not come back on my MacBook Pro at least I'll have it on my iPhone & iPad? Or not worry about it?


I wish I'd never bought Mountain Lion and stayed with Snow Leopard, for the minor changes, it wasn't worth the trouble I'm having and slower speed.


Thanks for your input.

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3)


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