MBP running like crap after upgrading to Lion

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Stang68, Oct 29, 2011.

  1. Stang68 macrumors 6502a

    Stang68

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    Hey everyone,

    So I upgraded to Lion when it was released and everything installed fine, no problems. But since installation, everything has just been slower, or choppy, etc. Garageband looks like it's about to explode when being used and just everyday use has suffered. Is it possible it was a bad install of Lion? How would I go about re-installing Lion without wiping everything? Make a recent Time Machine backup and then go from there?

    Thanks!
     
  2. MVRL macrumors regular

    MVRL

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    FYI, snow leopards are much more agile than lions IRL too.

    Just a thought..
     
  3. jenzjen macrumors 68000

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    You already answered your ?, do a clean install and do not restore from backup. Do you have at least 4gb of ram?
     
  4. daneoni macrumors G4

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    Do a clean install or downgrade to Snow Leopard until Apple patch Lion into stability.
     
  5. Pentad macrumors 6502a

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    I too missed Snow Leopard after I upgraded to Lion but 10.7.2 has really improved things for me.

    I would do the following:

    1. Upgrade to 8Gb of ram. For $45.00 you can get 8 GB from NewEgg. This will always make your Mac happier.

    2. Do a fresh clean install. I have NOT done this but I have a colleague who had the same complaints as I did with Lion. He did a full backup and then did a fresh clean install for Lion. It appears to help a great deal with some of the problems with Lion.

    3. You can always go back to SL if you don't find Lion as good as SL.

    Personally, I feel that SL with all the latest patches was the best OS X version I've ever used. It was quick, stable, fast, and great on battery life. I did upgrade to 8 GB which I think just make OS X even happier to have more memory.

    Anyway, good luck!

    -P
     
  6. MacSince1990 macrumors 65816

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    Probably because Spotlight is still indexing.
     
  7. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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  8. Stang68 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Stang68

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    Thanks for the helpful comments, guys. :)

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    DON'T restore from Time Machine? I mean, I'd like to do that since it makes everything easier, but you think that would just bring back whatever is messing with my system?

    Thanks.
     
  9. GuitarG20 macrumors 65816

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    is spotlight still indexing? if so, it'll slow the computer down a LOT
     
  10. jenzjen macrumors 68000

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    Right, if there's an issue somewhere in your software, you'd be putting it right back.
     
  11. Stang68 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Lol I don't think so, I'm pretty sure Spotlight was done indexing an hour or so after installation.
     
  12. dba415 macrumors 6502

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    Lion sucks it doesn't matter clean install or no clean install.

    Go back to Snow Leopard like I did and be happy.
     
  13. eagandale4114 macrumors 65816

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    Do a clean install and manually migrate your files.

    After I did that Lion was faster than snow leopard.
     

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