Macbook pro 13" (2011) Lion: clean install or not?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by tallchris, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. tallchris macrumors member

    Dec 11, 2010
    Recently bought a new macbook pro 13" base model apart from I've upgraded the RAM to 8GB. It came with snow leopard but was entitled to lion for free so I've put it via the upgrade method, and suffered from the slow boot up/shutdown times that other have reported (almost a minute, slower than my 2007 macbook).

    I've performed most of the tips fixing this, choosing start up disk, clearing caches, etc and now my boot up time is around 33-5 seconds (with no perhiphals connected and unchecking reopen windows), is this the kind of time one would expect from a clean install?

    As installing Lion was literally the first thing I did I didn't think to see how fast it booted on snow leopard.

    Only used up about 42GB of space on the hard disk if that is a factor.
  2. Kafka macrumors 6502

    Mar 10, 2011
    Doing a clean install was long and annoying, and didn't change a thing for me.
    Boot time is still kinda slow but whatever, I rarely reboot.
  3. GuitarG20 macrumors 65816


    Jun 3, 2011
    I think my boot time is longer than that, and my MBP is the newest generation... it doesn't really bother me, since i only turn the thing off when i'm asleep.
  4. elpmas macrumors 68000


    Sep 9, 2009
    Where the fresh snow don't go.
    Clean install is the best way to work out any issues beforehand :)

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