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    Is it just me or is boot up/shut down taking longer?
    Hey guys, i bought a MBP 15' last two months ago form apple. when i bought it i installed snow leopard and boot up was fast and shut down was even faster. But my friend (who also bought a MBP 13') thinks its taking longer to boot/ shut down. This being my FIRST MBP im not sure if its me or is it actually taking longer. cause its still pretty fast boot up and shut down. i just wanna see if anyone else experiencing this?

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    I don't really take notice of boot up and shutdown timings, because a Mac already boots up really quickly as compared to all the other computers that I've ever owned. With that said, I have a feeling that your friend's Macbook Pro is just choked with a lot of stuff, which is making it shutdown and boot up slower than usual. Maintenance of your computer is very, very important!

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    well both our MBPs were bought with in days of each others...and i dont have that much on my MBP but i think it was taking a bit longer (yeah of course still faster than any computer i seen) but the fact i noticed then he pointed it out on his MBP too, made me think maybe it is long...

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    Often its due to third party preference panes, suggest to him that if he disables any he may have to open at login, then try to enable again one at a time
    This worked for me until I had isolated the offending pref. pane, then I looked for an update for Snow Leopard for it
    Mac is like a car, keep clean and up to date and it will give you many hours of good driving

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