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Speeding up OS X boot times on a year old MBP

Speeding up OS X boot times on a year old MBP

I've had my MBP for a little over a year now. It used to boot up lightenign quick, to the envy of my Windows friends. Not so much anymore.

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Guest [Entry]

"Get rid of any accumulated cruft you don't need, e.g.

Startup Items (Accounts -> Login Items prefs)
Background services such as web server, universal access, bluetooth etc.
Dashboard widgets
Extra preference panes

And:

Make sure you have enough (at least 10%) free space on your HD
Defrag"
Guest [Entry]

"I always do some maintenance every month, which usually involves clearing a few caches etc.

I feel as though it makes things faster, so it may help you too.

http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/system_disk_utilities/onyx.html"