Yosemite made my MBA super slow!

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by TJC747, Oct 21, 2014.

  1. TJC747 macrumors member

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    I bought a MacBook air in August 2013. Just updated to Yosemite and I get the pinwheel of death all the time and I am forced to manually shut down the computer via holding down the power button. What should I do? What's going on? Thanks

    Tom
     
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  5. Bending Pixels macrumors 65816

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    If you installed it today, chances are that it's running slow since everything is reindexing.
     
  6. TJC747 thread starter macrumors member

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    What is a clean install? Sorry I am a novice at this
     
  7. akwarner macrumors member

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    A clean install involved copying off all of your data and making sure you have backups. Then wiping the hard drive/SSD drive clean and re-installing the operating system from scratch (or clean). Then you would re-install your various software programs that you use and then restore you data.

    Make sure you have good backups of your data before doing this.

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