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Fresh Install of OS but what about the apps?

I currently have OS X El Capitan installed on my iMac I have backed up the whole HD to my 3TB NAS using "Timemachine". I have formatted a USB flash with the El CApitan installer on it ready to ...
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Slow install (hours-days) of El Capitan on 2009 macbook pro SSD

Ok, the details: Mid-2009 Macbook Pro, previously running Lion on native HDD just fine. Installed TRION 100 OCZ SSD, booted with external USB El Capitan installer. Used the installer to format and ...
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Make BootCamp work without external drive

I've just read that since ElCap's release it is possible on some Macs to install Windows without DVD nor USB drive, just by providing ISO file. My MBP8,1 is quite old, though, and it is old enough to ...
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Stetting up your Mac install phase is taking a long time; save to reboot?

A friend of mine just got a new iMac from Best Buy. Installation phase went fine (I'm pretty sure OS came installed). She got to the "Setting up your Mac" phase and it's been stuck for about 3 hours ...
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2011 Macbook Pro - reinstall OS X in single-user mode?

I'm working on a friend's 2011 MBP. It's got the oh-so-common issue of the discrete graphics chip being busted, so GUI is hit and miss (most of the time it misses). The current installation has been ...
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Bootcamp: Windows installer couldn't find drivers. I placed them on the installer USB. Where should they go?

I have a Late-2013 model 15 inch rMBP, with El Capitan. I downloaded a Windows 7 64bit ISO from Microsoft. Opened up Bootcamp Assistant, created a bootable Flash drive, and downloaded the Windows ...
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Installing Adobe Reader without granting full administrative privileges

I agree with the OP of the question How can I open a .pkg file manually? that it is not so nice to grant administrative privileges to software that you do not trust "completely". The following ...
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Xcode 7.2 downloading but not installing

I went through the tedious download process via App Store. The row in the App Store Updates tab said Xcode was installed. But no sign of it in Applications folder. When I go to the Purchased tab of ...
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pkgbuild created package does not install correctly

Have now used pkgbuild/productbuild to create a product archive, consisting of three packages (application, uninstaller, KEXT), that according to installer installs fine, no errors. The KEXT is ...
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MacTex: `Command not found`

The issue I just downloaded MacTex (link; I am on Mac OSX 10.11.1). After installing MacTex, I opened the LuaTex.tex example and tried to typeset it (after selecting LuaLaTex). The yellow window pops ...
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Apps don't update from App Store

I'm using a Mac Book Pro. In the app store, I click Update and it downloads for half an hour and then it starts installing and halfway through everything just stops on it's work. I've waiting an hour ...
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Fails to Reboot during installation of El Capitan upgrade

Downloaded El Capitan when it first became available. After downloading, I could not reboot to install the update. At some point, and I am not sure when, the update installed on it's own as my ...
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Troubleshooting installing Xcode updates, stuck

I am trying to install the upgrades to Xcode, Xcode version 7.2. Unfortunately, the App Store shows that this installation has been "Installing --- less than a minute" for over four hours. It ...
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PackageMaker problem

I'm trying to include a KEXT in an installer package (via PackageMaker 3.0.6(201) ) but I cannot get past following error: Could not rename "Payload" There is pretty much NO INFO on this when ...
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Problem installing Box Sync 4 application on El Capitan

I download the Box Sync .dmg, see the mounted installer, click on the installer, enter my password, and NOTHING happens. I have tried this myriad different ways. I have restarted the laptop several ...
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Error installing OSX El Capitan

I am trying to install OSX El Capitan in a Mac Mini but I get the error: OS X could not be installed on your computer! A disk with a mount point is required Quit the installer to ...
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Creating OS X Mountain Lion app from an OS X Mountain Lion DVD

I am trying to upgrade an early MacPro 1.1 from Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion but the process I am using involves accessing the Install OS X Mountain Lion app which was formerly downloadable from the ...
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installing homebank with brew

while installing homebank software I am getting error Error: You must `brew link intltool xz' before homebank can be installed MacBook-Pro:/ Sarfaraz$ ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL ...
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Can brew find / manage packages installed by manually binary download + install?

I manually downloaded quite some software on my Mac, and now I want to use brew to manage all my packages. But I don't seem to be able to find the manually installed software, maybe I missed some ...
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Problem with installing grunt (lodash@0.9.2)

I have iMac (ElCapitan) for few days and I try to install all needs for my work (templating for WordPress). I try to install grunt, but I got WARN messages in terminal and I am absolutely out of what ...
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OS X El Capitan Downloading problem

I've downloaded OS X El Capitan from the AppStore. If I go AppStore --> Store --> Purchased it says "Downloaded" but I can't seem to prompt the install. I've tried restarting the Download but nothing ...
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install problem with hp printer software and drivers

Installed hp printer software with hp setup disc and it does not appear in applications, can anyone help? (iMac os x 10.8.5)
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How to install OS X Yosemite on MacBook (with empty hard drive) from Ubuntu or Windows?

Every time I search for how to create and install OS X on a MacBook from Windows I get a lot of Hackintosh videos, videos saying to use a Mac to create the installer, or even how to install in ...
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Using El Capitan, why can't I install some dmg files

I recently upgraded to El Capitan, and now I am finding I can't install certain software. For example, I needed to view WebEx. WebEx had me download a dmg, but when I clicked it to install, it opened ...
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Is it safe to run two installers simultaneously?

Is it safe to run two installers simultaneously? Or is it safer to run one by one(maybe installers changes to write on same file)?
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Homebrew installation failed on OS X El Capitan. Uninstall won't work. How do I start over and reinstall?

I'm trying to install Homebrew. Running OS X 10.11.1. When installing, I got an error message. I now can't retrieve the output I got, but there were several "fatal" errors. When trying to reinstall ...
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Visual Studio Code App wont run from Applications folder

The latest version of Visual Studio Code will not run ("can't be opened" is the unhelpful error) when I copy it to the applications folder. It runs fine after unzipping to the Downloads folder, but ...
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Replacing hard drive in Macbook late 2009 what do I do about osx?

I'm replacing the hard drive in my 2009 macbook (13" unibody). How do I go about installing OSX and can I go straight to Yosemite or do I have to install Mavericks and then upgrade? It's my first ...
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Adding a company certificate to the keychain

I read the answer for this question OS X - Signing installer/application and found that I must put a certificate on a keychain to be able to run productsign on an installer produced by productbuild. ...
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How to download & install Bonjour Services on a Windows 7 64 bit computer?

The Bonjour Service was causing error messages in my event log (Windows 7 laptop). I have deleted it and the Bonjour Print Service. I now need to re-install it. Where do I download it and how do ...
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How to install OS X 10.10 from USB?

I bought a second hand MacBook, that had not had a fresh install of OS X. The original owner's username and password are in the system. I do not know the administrator password. I can use the Mac ...
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Add minor OS X update to existing El Capitan bootable Install USB

I am aware of how to make a bootable USB from the downloaded Install.app of El Capitan. Apple have now released an update to El Capitan: OS X 10.11.1. Is it possible to apply this minor update to ...
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El Capitan update 10.11.1 stuck at installing update in app store

When installing the update for El capitan it got stuck at installing in app store. It has said "Installing - less then a minute" in several hours. Can I somehow restart or redo the install/update?
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Multiple Parallels 8 dmg's in my MBA

I use Parallels 8 w/my MBA running Mountain Lion so I can use some Office application. Today, I noticed I have 4 Parallels related dmg's. Each one is approximately 320MB. ...
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Why gem install package not working?

While doing the Ruby on Rails setup, i got stuck here. Shravans-MacBook-Pro:~ Shravan$ gem install rails --no-ri --no-rdoc ERROR: Loading command: install (LoadError) cannot load such file -- ...
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Installing Xcode on OS X Yosemite

I'm new to Mac OS X and I'm trying to install Xcode on OS X Yosemite. First I tried using the AppStore, but when I click in "Install App" the App Store hangs (the little wheel in the top bar keeps ...
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Does Apple still produce installer discs for OS X?

Does Apple still produce installer discs for OS X? I know that they have made discs for OS X in the past, but I have not been able to find any online. Does Apple still create these discs?
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My iPhone 5 isn't downloading apps

There are a few apps that I found online that I'm trying to download, but my phone isn't letting me. When I click the link and it brings me to the app store, I click the "get" button, and then the ...
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Problems installing OSX on SSD

I've tried four different SSDs over the last few months, on two separate Macs, and have been unsuccessful in getting OS X installed on any of them. The first was an OCW, the second and third were ...
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Phalconphp doesn't appear in phpinfo() installation succeed

I have problem in Phalconphp installation. I have followed the OS X install instructions but the phalcon doesn't appear in phpinfo() which mean I doesn't installed. My OS X version is OS X 10.11, El ...
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.pkg for installer hangs on verify

I'm trying to install the Mono MDK, and downloaded the .pkg for 4.2.1 (about 200 MB), when I double click on the package, it opens a "verifying xxxxxMDKxxxxx.pkg" window, which does nothing for over ...
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El Capitan installed but App Store says there was an error

I just updated to El Capitan. The installation seems to have gone through with no problems, and the operating system works well. However, under the App Store tab "purchases", El Capitan is shown as ...
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Configure the OS X Server from .pkg postinstall script

I make a .pkg-installer for a product that extends the Apache server in OS X. From the postinstall script in the .pkg I'm currently able to configure the default setup of Yosemite and El Capitan, by ...
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Skipped iCloud Keychain configuration during install of El Capitan

During installation of El Capitan I skipped the iCloud Keychain configuration because it wouldn't validate the code sent to my phone. What was this process for and how do I restart it now that the ...
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Get out of OS upgrade installer on restart?

The installer for 'El Capitan' stops and says "File system verify or repair failed. Quit the installer to restart your computer and try again." It shows a "Restart" button. When I restart, it gets ...
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How to install ruby gems without sudo

I want to install a Ruby Gem to my computer, but since I don't have an administrator account I can't use sudo. How do I install a Gem without sudo, and what (if any) privileges do I loose? This is in ...
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Install John the Ripper Jumbo

I've been following the instructions here for installing John the Ripper on my Macbook Pro (El Capitan). I've skipped the Iterm and Cuda sections (I have a Redeon GPU). All is well until I run make ...
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Installation of Adobe Creative Suite 6 hangs at AdobeHelp on Mac OS X El Capitan

I have been attempting to install Adobe Creative Suite 6 Production Premium after upgrading to Mac OS X El Capitan. The installation seems to go along flawlessly until it attempts to install ...
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Office 2016 package will not install

I'm trying to install Office 2016 and it appears as though Installer will not run/install the .pkg file. When you double click on the package itself it instantly exits, leaving behind these errors: ...
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1st Reboot after fresh Yosemite Install - Chime + Apple logo + status bar…then

status bar goes about 1/3 of the way and then it dissappers along with the logo and I get just the white screen. When I boot into Safe Mode I have no audio and sometime the screen flickers. I ...