After installing the update I have noticed that both startup and shutdown times are much longer than before! Before Update Startup - 25-30 seconds Shutdown - 3 seconds After Update Startup - 35-40 seconds Shutdown - 5 seconds I was wondering if anyone else has experienced this or if this is an individual problem. Im also wondering if this could be due to: me installing parallels, as after bootup there are a few parallels related things in the console log. or could it just be due to my general use of the computer over time. and loading a bunch of software onto the hard-drive? (Im just guessing here) I also found that there have been reports that the 10.6.7 update has slowed boot-times of macbook airs but couldnt find any reports relating to the new MBPs. Any advice on how I can get startup and shutdown times back to what they were before would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance!