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How do I stop my computer name from automatically, and incorrectly, changing?

Ever since I upgraded my 2009 iMac to Mavericks, I often get a message stating 'The name of your computer "Foo" is already in use on this network. The name has been changed to "Foo (2)".'. The number ...
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Early 2009 iMac upgrading to Bluetooth 4.0

I have been searching on Amazon and most of the USB dongle type Bluetooth 4.0 adapters specifically say not compatible with OSX. My question is; has anyone seen a Bluetooth 4.0 option to upgrade my ...
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Life without optical input

I'm upgrading from a Mac Mini to an iMac and am quite surprised to learn that I'm losing some connectivity options. Firewire I can live without, but I quite needed the optical input on my Mac Mini. I ...
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2011 27'' iMac kernel panic

My iMac has been giving Kernel Panic recently. its 2011 27in iMAC, and i added 8G RAM about one and half month ago. Around 2 weeks later, the error started and i upgraded the firmware. now im ...
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How to clean iMac screen?

I've messed up and used a generic LCD cleaning product on a glass iMac screen. According to the label it consists of distilled water and surfactants (or surface-active components, don't know how to ...
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Is it possible to play a Blu-ray Disc on iMac? [duplicate]

There is no any drive with my iMac and I know apple doesn't have program that could play Blu-ray until now, so can anyone give me some ideas about how can I make my iMac play Blu-ray disc movies?
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Can I use a Macbook (or an iMac) as a Bluetooth Player?

We all know that iPhone, iPod, and iPad cannot act as bluetooth players since they only have the hardware to act as a Bluetooth server. My question is if Macbook and iMac are similar. If not, I like ...
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Mac is really slow and I can't get Apps to open

When I try to open an App it does nothing. I go online and it is extremely slow. I have tried some of the idea's on here but, nothing has helped. I also tried to download a Clean up program. It isn't ...
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iMac 27" intermittently fails to reach login screen after Mountain Lion Upgrade

I have recently upgraded to Mountain Lion from Snow leopard and now the system will not always go to the login screen. (iMac 27" circa 2010 standard as it came from Apple no upgrades) I have tried ...
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Using CSR8510 A10 based Bluetooth 4.0 (Low Energy) dongle with mid-2011 iMac

I recently purchased a CSR8510 A10 based Bluetooth 4.0 (Bluetooth Low Energy aka BLE) dongle and I'm using it on a mid-2011 iMac that doesn't have Bluetooth 4.0 support. Just plugging it in doesn't ...
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Best version of OSX for 2008 iMac?

(This is a follow-up to How to improve old, slow iMac -- new SSD? Or more RAM?) I replace the HD on our old 2008 iMac 8,1 with an SSD, and it seems much faster. However, it WAS running 10.9; now it's ...
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Macbook Air 2013+windows 8 trying to Target Display mode to 27" iMac 2013 with OS X mavericks

I have a late 2013 MacBook air with thunderbolt, running bootcamped Windows 8.1 and one 27" iMac late 2013, running OSX mavericks. Both are linked using the original Apple thunderbolt cable, but I ...
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Why won't Time Machine restore my files?

I replaced the hard drive in my iMac after making a time machine backup of the old drive. I've installed Mavericks on the new drive and booted with it. The old drive (time machine) is connected via ...
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iMac 27" Screen goes black screen

My iMac 27" screen went black on start up after logo, but I could still see my mouse pointer. I've restarted my computer and it is still not helping at all. I'm running Mavericks 10.9.2 with an i5 ...
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2011 iMac kernel panic

My iMac keeps shutting down approximately every 3 hours. I added 8GB RAM about a month ago. i also upgraded the firmware. BSD process name corresponding to current thread: ReportCrash ...
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How to improve old, slow iMac — new SSD? Or more RAM?

I have an old iMac for the kids: iMac 8,1 Core2 Duo with 3GB (2+1) RAM that was recently upgraded it to Mavericks 10.9 It's running quite slow; free RAM is always pretty low. Apps run "OK" once ...
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Can i remove OS X completely and install Windows?

Can I completely remove Mac OS X from my system and install Windows 7 or 8 on it? I do not want to use Bootcamp or create VM's. Is there any way at all? The problem here is that i want to ditch OSX ...
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OS X Not Booting into Internet Recovery

I own a iMac 2007 (Mid). I've realised that whenever i try to boot onto internet recovery, it doesn't. It boots onto OS X Utilities. I wiped my drive to re-install OS X but i currently don't have a ...
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Can Apple Diagnostics be wrong about memory issue?

I am looking for a second opinion on an issue with my brand new iMac. I purchased a new iMac direct from Apple about 3-4 weeks ago, and initially everything was fine. However, in the last few weeks ...
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imac 27-inch late 2009 freeze at installation of snow leopard 6.2.3

I have a iMac 27" late 2009. Quard core intel i5, 4Gb Memory, Ati Radeon HD4850 I can install Mavericks, but i can only start after the install in the safe mode. When i install snow leopard 10.6.3 the ...
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Why does the diskutil shows I have two local hard drives?

I was trying to get my NTFS drive to work today and I discovered that the diskutil thinks I have two local hard drive. This phenomenon is not occurred on my Macbook Pro. Do anyone know why? Here is ...
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iMac external display (EA232WMi) won't sleep

I'm using an iMac 11,3 (27 inch, mid 2010) with an external display (an NEC EA232WMi). Over the past week or so (beginning just prior to 10.9.2), when the iMac's display sleeps, the external display ...
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Why does USB audio out mute after about 1 minute?

I am seeing the following behavior on a MacBook Air and an iMac. We have external speakers set up that we connect to via USB > external sound card > speakers. When we initially connect, the audio ...
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Intel Graphics issue with Bootcamp

I have Windows 8.1 x64 on my iMac 2011 with AMD graphics. It works fine, except for when my Mac goes to sleep and I wake it up, I get BSOD with System exception not handled igdkmd64.sys. I looked it ...
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Deleted Users Confusion/Worry

I found a 'Deleted Users' folder, which apeard on the side bar of the finder some how, which I've never seen before. I'm confused how they got here and why I never saw them before. It has two .dmg ...
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Connecting iMac + External Monitor to Win 7 Desktop

My question is 2-part, but first some background. I have a Windows 7 machine, an iMac (27" Sept. 2013 model) and an Apple Cinema 27" display. I'd like to link all of these together. The Windows 7 ...
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Can I run Lion in a virtual machine under Mavericks?

I've just realised I can't install previous osx partitions with Lion on an iMac 2013. Therefore I would like to try to use Lion in a virtual machine. I need it to use xCode 3. Am I going to have ...
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Installing and Upgrading Ram on a mid 2011 iMac (different size RAM)

Apologies for my ignorance here, as the title suggests I am looking for advice on upgrading the Ram on my mid 2011 iMac. I have bought 2x4GB and the iMac already has 2x2GB. I found the question was ...
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After sleep, my iMac is very slow to respond for a 45seconds+

When my iMac enters sleep, and then I wake it up -- either shortly after, or the next day, while it responds to the wake request quickly, it's basically unresponsive for 45 seconds+ after. ...
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Is It Possible to Install OS X on an External Drive for Use with Any Mac?

My dad would like to encourage me to learn how to program in C++, but he doesn't want anything that could possibly go wrong with any of the computers that we own while I am doing so to affect any of ...
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Does my 21.5 inch Late 209 iMac support mixing and matching memory modules?

I have looked at this question, and apparently my iMac does support mixing memory sizes. However, when I installed 2 4GB memory modules and 2 2GB memory modules, when I clicked  → About This Mac → ...
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Most suitable Mac OS 10.6 through 10.9 for early 2009 iMac

I have an early 2009 iMac (9,1), currently running Mac OS 10.5. Now I want to use it as a media center and install XBMC, which only supports Mac OS 10.6 and upwards. The question arises, which OS ...
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Multiple tabs in Safari

In Safari on my iMac there are tabs open for just about every website I been for along time. I keep closing them individually, but more keep appearing. I have recently upgraded to Maverick
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Late 2009 iMac crashes randomly after installing Mavericks

I've seen others with the same issue — here is my error log. I had no problems with the 16 GB of RAM on Mountain Lion. Fri Feb 14 09:26:13 2014 panic(cpu 0 caller 0xffffff801b8dc19e): Kernel ...
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iMac Display not waking up

The past two mornings, the display on my iMac wouldn't come back up when clicking the mouse or keyboard as it has for the past 3 years. The curious thing is that when I access it through Finder on ...
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iMac login screen a mess. Logging in crashes the machine. Able to go into safe mode

IMac 27" late 2009, replaced DVD drive with 256Gb SSD, replaced original failed drive with a 2Tb drive. Lived happily ever after for 3 years. So this is started a few days ago. All of a sudden ...
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How to transfer music betwen Mac's?

I just got a new iMac and I am trying to transfer my music from my old MacBook onto my new iMac. I have all the songs in iTunes Library. Thank You all
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2007 Imac with 10.5.8 Leopard with mini-DVI port to HDTV not working

I'm trying to hook up my IMAC mini-DVI port to my Samsung HDTV. I have a (mini-DVI port to HDMI) adaptor plugged into a 15' HDMI cable. This plugs into the TV's (DVI/HDMI) port. I also have a 15' ...
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Why does my iMac lose connectivity over WiFi every few hours?

I have a Mid-2011 iMac running Mavericks. It's connected to a Netgear WGR614 router (G, not N). After a few hours of being connected, sometimes the browser is unable to load any websites and a ...
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Can you partition the HD of a G3 iMac for OS 9 and OS X?

I have an old Tangerine iMac G3 in nice condition, I installed a clean copy of OS 9 on it and I can run the "iMac Demo Summer 1998" interactive demo which is neat. I'd like to install OS X (Tiger) on ...
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Is it possible to use a 21" iMac as an external monitor from a MacBook Pro via Thunderbolt?

I'd like to get an external monitor for my 15" MacBook Pro, but the 27" Cinema Display is too large (and too expensive) for me. Ideally I'd like a 21" version of the Thunderbolt Cinema Display but ...
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How to authorize iTunes in Mavericks (OS X 10.9)?

I've got my new iMac OS X 10.9 I'm using iTunes on my new iMac, running Mavericks. I would like to download music/movies which I've purchased. But then a pop-up displays: Your computer is not ...
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iMac mid 2011 RAM upgrade compatability

Is this RAM going to be compatible with a mid 2011 iMac 21.5"?
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iMac is stuck in a login loop

My iMac is stuck in a login bootloop. After entering the password, I see a white screen for a second and then I am thrown back to the login screen again. I tried the same in safe mode, and it behaves ...
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How do I remove akamai and speed up my iMac?

I have an iMac (running Leopard) going deadly slow, I discarded any hardware problems (Hardware tests, disk utility, etc..) and the only strange thing I've found is a folder called 'akamai' After ...
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How to restore operating system on iMac (Late 2006)?

I got a keyboard for it, but it's not paired and apparently won't because there is no version of OS X found. I have the DVD containing OS X but can't eject a disc already in it because of the ...
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Can I use two wireless keyboards with my iMac?

We were hoping that our iMac would accept two wireless Bluetooth keyboards of the exact same model to be used at the same time. (Lego 2 player, in case you're wondering) However, I can't seem to pair ...
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Editing iMac settings from an external Mac

My 2010 iMac's display shows up distorted lines on start up then gets stuck at the gray Apple logo screen. After being stuck there for a while it then reboots itself and does the same process over ...
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Does the 27-inch iMac (MC511LL/A) have a true thunderbolt port or just a mini-display port?

I'm trying to connect a thunderbolt external drive to my Mac: http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/imac/specs/imac-core-i5-2.8-27-inch-aluminum-mid-2010-specs.html However, the disk is not being ...
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Difference in disk usage MS DOS vs Extended Journaled

Searches on Google and the Apple forums didn't get me any answers or couldn't clarify this for me, hence this question. I have two following external USB hard drives connected to my iMac: "Lacie1" ...