Question: High Sierra really, really, really messed me up
Today I got a notification telling me I should update to High Sierra. New OS? Count me in! What could go wrong. I ran some errands then returned home to get some work done (work in Logic Pro x). I was excited to see the improvements it would bring with the update. Well, I was very surprised. I guess, let me start by listing some problems so far.
Turning the MacBook Pro on now takes a few minutes. 12 hours ago today, it took maybe 15-20 seconds.
Background apps that appear on the top toolbar jump around from left to right on said toolbar. Incredibly obnoxious.
Opening iTunes... just doesn’t work? Open it and I get the spinning beach ball infinitely. Opening the App Store? It crashes and closes within 10 seconds. Apps in general, being Safari, Spotify, logic, 1password, Dropbox... all freeze once opened. Chrome worked... got YouTube open to check the sound.
And on top of all of that, there is literally no sound. I am crushed. I really am. I have so much work to get done, I was about to pull an all nighter. Now I’m troubleshooting this situation while trying to remain calm. I’m screwed. I didn’t know this would happen.
Pulling up system preferences, I can click maybe 10 things. Everything else tells me something like “could not open sound preferences.” “Could not open Siri preferences.”
This really sets me back. Honestly freaking out but doing my best to stay cooooool. And no I didn’t do an OS backup. Had no idea I would actually need to. Please tell me this isn’t forever. I just spent like $600 upgrading the internal hardware of this thing. It literally feels like I downloaded just a big virus.
Any advice/solutions/calming words would be great.
MacBook Pro mid2010