Yosemite on a mid-2010 MacBook Pro

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  1. jekjones1558 macrumors 6502

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    I debated about whether to upgrade to Yosemite on my MacBook Pro. I was worried about how it would perform on such an old computer. I finally decided to give it a try and, worst case scenario, I would have to buy a new laptop (but hoping to wait until new Air ones are out). It took FOREVER to download and install. It was unbelievably slow and jerky and I was regretting big time my decision. Then I did a permissions repair and there were a LOT of changes. I restarted and, boy, what a difference. Just thought that I would post my experience in case there are any others out there debating whether or not to install Yosemite on an old machine.
     
  2. cosminsel macrumors member

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    Did you install by upgrade? I did a clean install on my mid-2010 MBP and it seems fine.
     
  3. jekjones1558 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I did the upgrade via App Store. Guess I didn't even consider doing a clean install. It is working okay now though after the permissions repair and restart.
     
  4. Brian Y macrumors 68040

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    Yosemite shouldn't really me any slower than Mavericks* on most machines.

    *Except on machines with older integrated GPUs.
     
  5. simonsi macrumors 601

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    Likely your permissions needed a repair before the upgrade...
     
  6. jekjones1558 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Actually I had just repaired permissions and backed up before doing the upgrade.
     

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