Hi everyone, Thanks for taking the time to read. I have a 2011 MacBook pro, my specs are: MacBook Pro (13-inche, Early 2011) Processor 2.3 GHZ Intel Core i5 Memory 4 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 Startup Disk Macintosh HD Graphics Intel HD Graphics 3000 384 MB Recently, over the past several OS updates, my MacBook has slowed to a complete crawl. It can take upwards of 5 minutes just to open or close any software. Websites can take minutes to load. Sometimes my text doesn't keep up with my typing. I get the pinwheel a lot. I'm sure you get the picture. Everything is SLOOOW. Once the applications open and I'm using them, things seem to be fine, however. It's usually when I go to open or close another application that the problems arise. Here's what I've tried: SMC Reset Result - Faster boot times. Things are a TINY bit faster but still lag to an almost unusable degree. I would be so grateful to anyone who could help. I'll be happy to provide any further information needed. Thanks again everyone!