What Affects Macbook Boot Time and Start-up Speeds

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by DavidLeigh, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. DavidLeigh macrumors member

    Aug 10, 2012
    Hi, i just wanted to be sure about this before i get paranoid about macbook pro slowing down. My hard drive (which is HDD) is still relatively empty. Given the different Macs operates to PCs, how does installing apps slow-down boot times and start-up speeds? Will my mac slow down the more apps and programs i install even though they are not start-up programs?
  2. T5BRICK macrumors G3


    Aug 3, 2006
    If the apps don't start up when you boot your computer, they shouldn't affect startup speed. Although if you have less than 10% free space on the HDD, you may see some slowdowns.
  3. Mrbobb macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012
  4. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    Unless your apps are meant to run upon booting(99% of apps aren't) then there will absolutely no effect at all on boot times.

    Same goes for Windows actually, but since most people do not bother reading the prompts during installation of programs, they end up installing a lot of trash they don't need along with whatever app they're installing. (You probably know a person or two with about 4-6 toolbars in their Internet Explorer)

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