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    IMac running slow

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    IMac running slow
    I did an update on "2014-02-28" since then my IMac has been running slow .. I contacted apple using iMessage I was told how to check a few things but it's still not right .. I do a lot of photography but right now I only have about 1000 pics in iPhoto .. Pages are loading slow and I have Adobe CC so I watch quite a few of the tips and PP videos and now thats almost impossible because it plays maybe 30 seconds then the pinwheel spins 30 seconds then it plays , spins , plays , spins .. I don't believe it's my wireless network because my Macbook Pro works perfect videos play etc. ..

    My computer is a 27 IMac .. late 2009 .. 3.09 ghz .. 12 gb ram ..

    Everything worked great until I got an update on 2014-02-28 ..

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    IMac running slow
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    How full is your hard drive (gigs used & gigs free)?

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    IMac running slow

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    I should have added that in the original post ..

    999.35 capacity
    735.71 available
    263.64 used

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    IMac running slow
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    Ok...the hard drive looks fine.

    How often do you restart/reboot your Mac...and when was the last time you did it?

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    IMac running slow

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    This all started about a month ago after I did an update .. Before that I would reboot (maybe) weekly .. Since then I reboot daily .. And once in a while if I have a lot of photos on my CF card , once they download into iPhoto everything freezes and I have to use (option + right click) to force quit iPhoto ..

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    IMac running slow
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    Quote Originally Posted by dmunroe View Post
    I did an update on "2014-02-28" since then my IMac has been running slow ..
    Ok...if you reboot fairly regularly...we can cross that off the list.

    When you did the update on 2014-02-28...what exactly was updated?

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    IMac running slow

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    I don't know what the update was ... If I remember right it took about 20-30 min installing .. Is there a way I can check what it was ..?

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    IMac running slow
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    Finder under downloads will show date when you click on each one.

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    IMac running slow

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    I checked there but it doesn't list updates or/and the date the updates were installed .. Is there a place OI can check the date updates were installed and what they were for ..?

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    IMac running slow
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    Quote Originally Posted by dmunroe View Post
    I checked there but it doesn't list updates or/and the date the updates were installed .. Is there a place OI can check the date updates were installed and what they were for ..?
    For what it's worth. I seriously doubt these updates are responsible for the slowness. Maybe the slowness started around the time of these updates...but something else probably coincidentally happened at about the same time. Making it seem like the slowness was due to the updates...but it could be something else. It could even be a hard drive failure of some sort.

    I've been doing these updates for years & years & years...and have never had an issue like this.

    You could try running the free maintenance program called "Onyx":

    Titanium's Software • Index page

    Install & launch the app. The click on the "automation" button...and let it do it's thing.

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    IMac running slow
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    Hit the App Store button in the Dock, when the window opens select Updates and it will show what was updated in the last 30 days. What operating system are you using? If Mavericks try downloading the Combo Updater The latest was released on February 25 so that could well fix your problem.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1726
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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