My aging MacBook Pro has been running really slow and sluggish for QUITE some time now. I decided to reload her yesterday.
I backed up all the important junk, formatted the drive, and did a fresh install of macOS 10.13 High Sierra. I spent the rest of the evening installing updates, software, and all that fun stuff.
So far, so good! She seems to be running a lot better, not sluggish, etc. I also didn’t bother reloading half the software that was on there. I don’t use it for gaming anymore, so no need to install all the games. I also skipped the streaming software, and some other junk I just didn’t use anymore.
The laptop is much more streamlined now, and running good. I hope it keeps it up. This weekend will be her first real test, as I need to stream the Prize Drawing from the Schoodic Lake Ice Fishing Derby.