Resolved Swapping drives between MBPs

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  1. Benbikeman, Jul 6, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2012

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    Benbikeman

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    Old machine: Mid-2009 Core 2 Duo (C2D from now on)
    New machine: Late-2011 i7 (i7 from now on)

    I've just upgraded from the C2D to the i7. The C2D had two 1Tb hard drives, and we've swapped these into the i7 as I was told OSX would automatically sort itself out with regard to any different drivers, etc, it needed.

    The good news: the i7 starts up, runs everything and once apps are open, it is lightning-fast.

    The bad news: apps take an age to load in the first place. As in 15-20 seconds with spinning beach-balls for apps that loaded in 2-3 seconds on the C2D. Opening folders for the first time also takes several seconds.

    I've done PRAM and SMC resets.

    Any ideas what the problem might be?

    It's not a disaster if the straight drive swap we've done isn't a viable method as I can do a clean install of Lion then use the migration assistant to restore from Time Machine, but as there's a little over a terrabyte of data to restore, I thought it would be worth a little more investigation first.
     
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    Benbikeman

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    Now sorted via AppleCare. :)

    In case it's of value to anyone else, there were two parts to the solution:

    1. Disk repair of the startup disk, followed by permissions repair
    (had to boot into Internet Recovery to do this)

    2. Create a new user, login to that then login to the original user again

    Things are now absolutely flying - am loving the upgrade. :D
     

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