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Does my stuck shift key affect the proper boot of my installation mediums?

I have a late-2009 unibody Macbook Pro. My left shift is stuck for ages and I have been avoiding this problem by pressing some other keys during boot to avoid safe mode and by using Karabiner to remap ...
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What URL does Recovery HD connect to in order to download OS X?

My college Wi-Fi Network doesn't support OS X reinstalls through Recovery HD. If I were to ask the people in charge of our Network to manually enable access to Apple's Servers so that I could do ...
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Do I need to buy Mac OS X again?

I am running 10.6.8 on my Mac Pro 1,1 and I want to reset it. I don't have the install disk anymore, so do I need to buy it again? Or can I copy the files from my system, and put them on a disk and ...
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Install or remove Windows 7 option greyed out in Boot Camp

I've been trying every possible way to fix this but apparently I ain't good enough. Perhaps the only problem I couldn't solve, so if there's anyone who can, do reply. I really want this thing to work ...
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I want to clean install OS X (El Capitan) on my MacBook Pro with two internal hard drives

I have a MacBook Pro Late 2008 with two hard drives in it. (I replaced the CD drive with my original drive and I added SSD 60 GB on which I installed the OS X Yosemite. This happened some years ago.) ...
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Re-installing OS X with apartment Wi-Fi

I need to re-install OS X Lion and I'm at a stage where when I turn my laptop on, it needs an internet connection to proceed. I have a good strong Wi-Fi signal, but I need to sign in. I usually do ...
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How do I install fuse-ext2 to use with OSXFuse

I'm trying to make Ext4 disk readable on mac OSX 10.10.5. I've already installed OSXFuse, I read on this site that I also needed to install fuse-ext2. I downloaded fuse-ext2-master.zip and unzipped it....
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Unable to unmount disk

I have received an old MacBook from my Dad and he had wiped it clean, but I don't think he's done it correctly. I am having issues with unmounting and re-installing Lion OS X back on, which it came ...
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Create installer disk 10.6.8 on external disk

I searched StackExchange, the internet & everywhere... and I'm now wondering if it is even possible: I have an external HDD with from 10.5 - 10.11 installers on different partitions. For the 10.5 ...
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Reinstalling OSX is blocked with unreviewed Apple ID

I got a couple-of-years-old MacBook Pro with OSX Lion, and I attempted to format it. I erased the installed drive using Disk Utilities and then chose to reinstall OSX. Unfortunately, in order to ...
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OS X installer booting instead of Macintosh HD

Accidentally closed MacBook Pro while installing El Capitan. Now only bootable disks are my bootcamp, Recovery, and OS X installer. Macintosh HD shows up in Disk Utility and I've tried repairing it, ...
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How can I install OS X Snow Leopard on a MacBook3,1 (late 2007) with broken optical drive?

I'd like to reinstall Mac OS X Snow Leopard (10.6) on and old MacBook 3,1 (late 2007). Unfortunately the optical drive is broken. I have another MacBook 7,1 (mid 2010) running OS X Yosemite. I tried ...
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Issues with Anki and BasicTeX

My last Mac worked with Anki to display LaTeX formatted equations but I am still, but I haven't been able to transfer it over. My steps thus far: I obviously downloaded and installed Anki and ...
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How to show progressbar in App store during installation?

I try to install Xcode through App store. As I found, it can take a long time (hours) while it is fully installed. Is it possible to display progressbar, how much time (estimately) is remaining to ...
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I get a permission denied error when trying to run pip

I am trying to run the following command: pip install -U pip setuptools However, I get this error output: Requirement already up-to-date: pip in /Library/Python/2.7/site-packages Collecting ...
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How can I see if an OS X install disc is compatible with the computer I'm installing on?

I have an old Mac Mini G4. I'm trying to do a fresh OS install on it. According to my searches, the last OS version that will run on it is 10.5.8. I have several install disks lying around, which ...
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Weird Mac installer [closed]

Recently I downloaded a few thing via torrent and I have this problem with Mac installer: When I double tap to open it, it says that the image disc is damaged. So I tried to allow install ...
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How to make brew installed software take effect over the manually installed one?

I have an older version of software that I once manually installed through installation package (version 0.6.6 -- I write it down here for later discussion purpose, but the version number is not ...
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Adobe CS6 installation keeps failing

On 10.10.5. Each time I try to install CS6, I get a message along the lines ofInstaller[18155] The Installer encountered an error that caused the installation to fail. Contact the software ...
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Mystery OS X Install program keeps running [duplicate]

I am regularly getting an error message from a program that purports to be an OS X Install program. I have no idea how this is starting, or where it is from, but it appears after reboots too, and I ...
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On new Mac, upgrade old Snow Leopard install or start with clean install?

I've got an old 2008 Macbook which is not eligible for upgrade to anything supported at the moment. So, I am looking to buy a new MacBook Pro. My question is, Is it better to copy/move my HDD to the ...
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Problem installing xcode 4.6.2 on OS X 10.8.5

I need to install Xcode 4.6.2 on Mountain Lion 10.8.5. I got the dimg file from developer.apple.com, and ran it to install. This appeared to work, but when I click the icon in Finder, I get a dialog ...
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Can't install games from iTunes to iPhone 6

I'm trying to get this game Asphalt8 on my iPhone 6 via iTunes. I have got api file from my file and able to see it in iTunes, but once I select install it just appears on my iTunes' right side screen ...
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Can't boot, can't do a recovery, can't reinstall

I try to start in single-user mode and I get about 7 lines of text and 3 lines of dots. It says: Efiboot loaded from device: (then a long alphanumeric number) Boot file path: \system\library\...
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OS X installation with Netinstall

I'm installing OS X using Netinstall which boots the image from an OS X Server on the network.The installation is successful and reaches the choose your location screen but my requirement is to have ...
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pkg installer hangs regardless of software

I'm trying to install several PKGs on OSX El Capitan (10.11.2). Trustworthy stuff like Java, Git, XQuartz, etc. However, when I try to open a PKG (the usual way, by right-clicking it), the installer ...
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MacBook Pro 2008 stuck in OS X Mavericks installation

I want to make a clean OS X Mavericks install on a MacBook Pro 2008 (A1278). I don't have the installation disc anymore. Because the OS is already wiped out, I can only try (a) Recovery, (b) internet ...
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how to fix my MacBook Pro

when i boot up my macbook it flashes a file with a question mark i think i somehow erased some of my files or maybe cus i (or my mom) accidently closed the lid while in recovery. i have done comand+...
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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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Install Mavericks on Mac Mini with a completly formatted hard disk

I have an older Mac Mini with Snow Leopard installed on it. When I was upgrading to Mavericks, the installation was stuck and the MacMini didn't start any more. I didn't know about Recovery etc. So I'...
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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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Downloading additional components on OS X Yosemite fails at 345 chunk or so

I have a MacBook Air 2015 edition and I tried to perform a reinstall on it. But after spending a lot of time simple getting to the internet recovery option, I was finally able to get to the ...
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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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Can't reinstall OS X 10.9.5 Mavericks

I updated a 2009 MacBook to OS X 10.9.5. It was running a version of 10.9, but I don't recall which one. After the update, commands like ls went missing. I tried a Repair Permissions via Disk Utility, ...
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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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iWork and iLife are not free after reinstall

I recently bought a Macbook Pro 13" Early-2015 from a guy who used it only once and then reinstalled it for selling (already upgraded to the latest El-Capitan). After I set up my Apple ID I couldn't ...
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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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What happens after OS X Internet Recovery without erasing disk

I want to reinstall OS X Yosemite in my MacBook Pro 2015 without erasing the disk. What will I need to reinstall after the process is done? What files are not removed from my hard drive? What files ...