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Slow Computer with Updated Lion

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yareta Calculating status...
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Apr 6, 2012 8:26 AM

Install OS X v10.7.3 Lion and the computer became very slow, what is the benefit of this update?

 

I have 16gb of ram and still slow.

Mac OS X (10.7.3)
  • a brody Level 9 Level 9 (62,025 points)
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    Apr 6, 2012 9:08 AM (in response to yareta)

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5048 explains all the benefits of the update.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222 offers better security for 10.7.3 than previous versions of 10.7.

    Slowness may be due to lack of hard disk space*:

    http://www.macmaps.com/diskfull.html

    Incompatible drivers, which may be isolated by booting into safe mode with the shift key.

    Spotlight needing to reindex.  See my avatar icon, and then look for it in the upper right corner of the screen.  Click on the icon in the upper right  and see if it says it is indexing.  You can stop indexing by adding drives to your Apple menu -> System Preferences -> Spotlight Privacy.  This may temporary disable some searching or viewing of the Finder.  If all you do is search by file name, Find Any File is a great alternative.

    If you have peripherals whose drivers are uncertain, eliminate them one by one to see if there is a change.

    If you are using any third party system tools, remove any that aren't associated with backing up.  The only "maintenance" Mac OS X needs is backup.

    10.7.1 iMac 5,1 MacBook Pro 3,1, Mac OS X (10.7.1), - * Links to my pages may give me compensation.

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