Does using a login password slow down start up?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by michael31986, Dec 23, 2011.

  1. michael31986 macrumors 68030

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    I think by having a password to access my MacBook it slows down time that the computer actually boots. My friend that has a MacBook and no user I'd and password seems to get to the actual os faster.
     
  2. mgartner0622 macrumors 65816

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    Not really, you might just have more things loaded on startup.

    Plus, it takes a while for the login window to come up, the user to enter the password, and then the system to process and login.
     
  3. michael31986 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    How do I know what I can remove on start up? I just bought lap top. I think I'm fine with app loading on it
     
  4. mgartner0622 macrumors 65816

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    Well, you should be fine as long as you don't have anything like Skype or Steam opening at login. That just takes a lot more time considering the hard drive is already busy loading the OS.
     
  5. GuitarG20 macrumors 65816

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    the only thing that I think slows it down that significantly is having FileVault enabled, and even that doesn't slow it down that much.
     

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