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  • ds store Level 7 (30,325 points)

    13" MacBook Pro is not a performance machine, the higher end 15" and 17" are with their powerful dedicated graphics and quad cores.


    Fresh installs of Windows requires a day or so for the validation to work through, then you get the updates and performance.


    Windows needs 2 cores and 2-3GB of RAM all to itself. So for virtual machines you can really only use half of your RAM and cores, unless you want major OS X peroformance issues.



  • uw_photographer Level 1 (0 points)

    I am experiencing similar symptoms to those described above; Mar11 15" MBP, which boots really fast and apps open quickly too. Performance slowed after installing Win7 (not having much luck with VirtualBox- several windows programs I want to use dont work, so using boot camp).


    The general slowdown and "disk thrashing" mentioned seems to be stopped by preventing spotlight from indexing the bootcamp partition.


    @ds store - I am interested in your comment "Windows requires a day or so for the validation to work through"- you dont mean that this will affect the machine when booted into OS X, I assume? I have installed all the (seemingly endless!) updates (including SP1), but not yet validated my Windows install. Windows performance seems pretty good to me.



  • Mac_Win Level 1 (25 points)

    Upgrading ur macosx to 10.6.7 should fix ur issues.

  • The hatter Level 9 (60,930 points)

    Ah, the first day or first time you launch WMP it is going to search your media libraries and index. nothing else.

  • Chief Tarun Level 1 (10 points)

    Upgrading to Mac OS X 10.6.7+ fixed the problem. I've used windows and mac multiple times, not noticing any performance issues. Not on Mac, atleast, which is my main. I've upgraded to Lion, but haven't tried Windows on Bootcamp after upgrading yet. I don't think it'll affect the performance of Windows, though.

  • Rockmuncher Level 1 (0 points)

    i am an imac user and have been using bootcamp for a while. it has not slowed down any of my process.


    the reason for your system to respond like this is.

    1. your mac configurations are a bit low to support 2 OS'.

    2. according to the installation guide a mac OS x higher or equal to 10.6.7 is required, which in your case might not be satisfied.

  • phantom440 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks! I had simliar issues of sluggish apps and loading etc...after I installed Windows 8.1. I did what you mentioned RE spotlight and BAM, totally different. So, this worked for me.


    Macbook Pro
    15-inch, Mid 2012


    Processor: 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7

    Memory: 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3

    Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000 384 MB

    Software: OS X 10.8.5 (12F45)

  • ostin167 Level 1 (0 points)

    I had these problems too when I used bootcamp to install Win7 64 bit onto my macbook air 11" i5 mid 2013. In preparation I switched on Time Machine and connected an external drive to back up which was great and caused no issues. I ejected the drive but left time machine switched on and proceeded to use Bootcamp and install Win 7. Everything worked well but then I noticed when I switched back to my mac book air, OS X mavericks was running very slow. Eventually, I worked out that Time machine was still switched on with no external drive connected! As soon as I went to the time machine APP and switched it off, my mac sprang back to life! Everything now works really fast again on either Win 7 or OS X mavericks! I hope this helps anyone who is experiencing this problem. 

  • Cristian Moisei Level 1 (5 points)

    hatter's solution worked for me (it was slow to boot after the windows setup ****** up and I deleted it).

  • HishamItani Level 1 (0 points)

    Ok So I found a fix to speed up your macintosh partition,

    I had purchased Idefrag and defraged my MacBook Pro (mid 2012) and had ran a Full Defrag, it had added A LOT of speed for my macintosh HD partition but my windows partition is still the same speed

  • HishamItani Level 1 (0 points)

    Guys Please Ignore my other post my account was hacked

    {Message to who ever hacked/used my account I Have Changed my password and I will call authorities if it is breached one more time}


    However I do know the fix for this

    These steps  need to be done separately (windows Partition) (Mac Partition)

    However I take no responsibility if you ruin your computer make sure you backup all your data first


    Mac <--- Costs  22 Euro

    I had purchased idefrag and defraged my MacBook Pro (mid 2012) and had ran a Full Defrag, it had added A LOT of speed for my macintosh HD partition but my windows partition is still the same speed. However idefrag costs money..



    Steps For Macintosh Partition Fix       [Warning Make Sure You Are Using The Right Version For Your OSX ]


    1) On The Left hand side goto Macintosh HD

    2) Select Full Defrag [Enter Password if necessary]

    3) Click Go

    4) Your Computer will restart Then Repeat Steps 1-->3 [Warning After You Have Started your defrag DO NOT turn your computer off make sure its plugged in+Charging in the event of your computer turning off while defraging you MIGHT loose some data]


    No Videos Available I will update this post when there is a video on defragng your Mac


    Windows [For Windows ,8 and 8.1]

    windows is known to slow down your computer performance as it is very demanding,so it comes with a builtin defray tool.

    1) Goto Start

    2) Search Defrag (in settings)

    3) Click Defragment and optimize your drives

    (It will then launch at your desktop)

    4) Click Analyze [Optional Step] - [Takes Time] 

    5) Click Optimize (Can Take up to 3-5 Hours) Depending How Much of a defrag Your Computer needs)


    Click here for video Windows Only

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