imac 27 inch i7 2009 late slow

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  1. fc0712 macrumors regular

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    my imac is very slow it fells like it doesnt respond it takes about 25 sec to open a browser i got windows 7 on it is there a way to fix it or should i just remove win 7
    ps: it is only slow in mac osx and not in windows 7
     
  2. TMRaven macrumors 68020

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    If you have an external storage drive, you can try backing your osx partition to it via time machine, then install you osx installation cd, erasing the osx partition, and then recovering your osx partition via time machine backup on your external disk.

    Before you try that though, have you checked the activity monitor to see if there's any daemons that might be causing your osx to be considerably slowed down?
     
  3. fc0712 thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. TMRaven macrumors 68020

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    Only possible way I think that would happen is that if windows took up any bit of remaining hard drive space that you had. Other than that, the two are separate partitions, so they do very little to effect each other.
     
  5. fc0712 thread starter macrumors regular

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    what does happened with the thing i have on win 7 if i take backup with time machine
     
  6. TMRaven macrumors 68020

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    Windows 7 won't be effected by backing up osx and erasing osx to restore it from a time machine backup, if that was your question. It was kind of hard to understand.
     
  7. fc0712 thread starter macrumors regular

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    SO BACKUP IS JUST OSX but when i reinstall mac osx is the win 7 patrition not gone?
     
  8. TMRaven macrumors 68020

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    It stays where it is, yes, you won't erase it.
     

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