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Restore from Time Machine after installing Bootcamp

Can I setup Time Machine to backup my Mac and then install Bootcamp? Then after installing Bootcamp, can I go back to that restore point so Bootcamp will be gone?
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How to get installers not to hang on “Waiting for other installations to complete…”?

As I got a new computer recently, I've been trying to get back the stuff that I need for work. However, a few applications (Hotspot Shield is one of them) that requires an installer to install it ...
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Transfer an App Store app to another machine without internet access

I have a Mac, running Mountain Lion, which does not have internet access and cannot be given internet access. I would like to take an app, which is only available on the App Store, and install it on ...
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How do I install macports successfully?

Right now it's stuck at Running packages scripts And here is the log: Aug 28 13:48:52 Alejandro installd[9247]: ./postinstall: MacPorts base version 2.1.2 installed, Aug 28 13:48:52 Alejandro ...
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Is target disk mode a clean way to install (Mountain) Lion on a blank mac?

Since I don't have an optical disc, and no USB thumb drives are available, but I do have a second mac, target disk mode over FireWire seems like the only way to install Mountain Lion (since this 2010 ...
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How to do fresh install of Mountain Lion?

My Mac is very slow. My Mac is running OS X Mountain Lion after an upgrade from Lion. How can I do a fresh install the OSX Mountain Lion, with a clean HDD (all of my documents deleted), so it ...
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Is there a Safari 5 download still on apple.com somewhere?

My friend's mother-in-law upgraded to Safari 6 and is now panicking because she doesn't have separate address and search fields. Is there somewhere on apple.com where she can download a Safari 5 ...
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Multiple installs of the same application?

Is there any way to have multiple installs of the same application (in the same user account)? Basically, I have several google reader accounts, and I want to be able to have multiple instances of ...
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Mountain Lion Installer detects hard drive damage

I downloaded and ran the Mountain Lion Installer today for my mid-2007 iMac. After rebooting and preparing to install, I receive an error message that the hard disk was damaged and the installer could ...
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Do I need to remove BootCamp partition before installing Mountain Lion?

I have a MacBook Pro and I am planning to do a fresh install of Mountain Lion over my existing Lion partition. I have Windows x64 installed on another partition (I installed it using BootCamp). My ...
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What actions are performed by Install OS X Mountain Lion.app that are not performed by InstallESD.dmg without the app?

Recommended Apple provides and recommends use of Install OS X Mountain Lion.app that is, "the app" – in its entirety. For Build 12A269 for OS X 10.8, the version of the app is 1.3.12 (351). ...
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How can I mount partition disk0s4 that became inaccessible after a clean installation of Mountain Lion?

The hard drive on my MacBook Pro has two partitions. One with the OS and the other with data. Yesterday, from a USB boot drive, I performed a clean installation of Mountain Lion to the OS drive. I ...
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How can I find where an app's files are stored?

Besides the app's package, is there a way to find where it stores its other files from during installation? Are they only allowed to install into the "Library" folders, or are there other places? I ...
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How to make installation disk/pendrive of Mountain Lion in Windows 7?

I would like to install Mac OS Mountain Lion in my Intel Core i3 processor. I have: a Mac OS .DMG file Windows 7 OS Is it possible to make installation disk of Mac OS in Windows 7
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How to reinstall Mac OS X built in Perl on Mountain Lion?

I updated to Mountain Lion 4 days ago and then realised that my perl scripts did not work any longer. So I installed ActivePerl 5.14 (newest version) because I thought that perl has been deleted. ...
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Does the Mountain Lion installer receive updates?

I downloaded the Mountain Lion installer on the day it was released on the App Store. If I now wait some time before doing a clean reinstall: Does this installer receive updates? Is it updated only ...
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Is it possible to install OS X on an assembled desktop?

I've recently purchased an assembled desktop (it has an i5 processor, and a intel DH67CL motherboard). Is it possible for me to install OS X on a separate partition, just to understand the experience ...
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iMac wiped clean, no install disc

I just bought two iMac's at an auction, they were both wiped clean before the sale. The problem is when I turn them on I'm getting a screen with an icon of a folder with a question mark. So the guy ...
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Why is the Mountain Lion Installer unable to complete due to recovery partition problems?

I just bought the Mountain Lion upgrade, but it's unable to complete. When I select my harddrive it says: Some features of OS X Mountain Lion are not supported for the disk “kollaps”. ...
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OS X 10.8 installed over pre-release version, still shows as needing download after the installation has completed

Several months ago I received a new Mac Mini from my employer with a pre-release version of Mountain Lion in one of the partitions. Running in the pre release, I went through the App Store and ...
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Is there a way to determine what application wants Java installed?

After upgrading to Mountian Lion on both my MacBook Air and my wife's MacBook Pro, I recieved a prompt asking to install Java (I did not get this on my iMac). I was wondering what triggered this ...
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Can't boot Windows 7 USB Install on iMac 8,5

I would like to install Windows 7 with Boot Camp on my 20 Inch iMac 8,5 from late 2008. My Superdrive seems to have failed, inserting a DVD or CD just results in it spinning a bunch clunking about and ...
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Mountain Lion installer doesnt start after reboot

I am currently trying to install Mountain Lion and everything was going fine until it was time to reboot. First I tried rebooting then it said i needed to close applications so I clicked the button ...
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Advantage of doing a clean Install of Mountain Lion?

I have Mac OS X Lion 10.7.4 installed in my Macbook Pro. When I upgraded to Mac OS X Lion from Snow Leopard I did a clean install since some applications weren't compatible with Lion. I am planning to ...
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Can't install glib with brew

I'm trying to install gtk+ through brew. It requires glib as a dependency and brew seems to try and install patches that don't exist? How can I install glib? My-MacBook-Pro:~ me$ brew install gtk+ ...
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How to remove an app stuck in “waiting” mode from the Mac App Store?

I've got 2 applications that I installed via the Mac App Store that are still in the "waiting" mode. How do I get these applications to finish installing? Or how do I remove them and try again? By ...
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Reinstalling Lion

My Mac has gotten pretty dirty from all the stuff I've installed and the files I have accumulated these past months. I have tried reinstalling by holding Command-R and following the process. However, ...
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Upgrading Xcode using App Store download problem

I have Xcode 4.2 installed, but I need Xcode 4.3 so I can test an app on my iOS 5.1 device. However I have run into problems attempting to download the latest version from the Mac App Store. ...
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How should I install software from source so that I can make my configuration manageable and reproducible?

Related question on Unix/Linux: How should I install software from source so that I can make my configuration manageable and reproducible? However, I've tailored this question more towards the Mac OS ...
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Can I install 10.6 on a macbook 4,1 using a USB optical drive

The superdrive in my late 2008 4,1 macbook has passed on but I need to upgrade the HDD with a larger one meaning a reinstall of 10.6 snow leopard. Can I use an external optical drive to do this on ...
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Installing iOS SDK (Xcode) portably?

Is there any way to install the entire Xcode and iOS SDK developer suite on an external hard drive, and run it? When I open the .mpkg, I get " Xcode and iOS SDK can't be installed on this disk. You ...
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MacBook Pro Lion Recovery Cannot Reinstall

I am a programmer and more active on Stack Overflow. Anyways, I am clean-reinstalling my mum's MacBook Pro and I came across a problem. First, I went into recovery mode (Command-R at startup) then ...
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Creating a Lion USB Drive from the Lion installer? [duplicate]

I have bought Lion on the AppStore and burned an installation DVD from the DMG file (and subsequently lost the DMG file). Since DVDs are a bit clumsy and not available on all systems, I want to buy a ...
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Unable to boot into 10.4 installation disc

I'm attempting to fix my friends old iMac G5 running OSX 10.4. There are a bunch of updates she needs, but she doesn't know her admin password. I'm attempting to reset it with her 10.4 install disc, ...
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How to make a Lion install disk for a Mac Mini from a Mac Pro

There are a bunch of pages out there for making a bootable Lion disk (either DVD or USB drive). However, the problem is that they all will only work on the machine they were created on - Apple is ...
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Clean Install Snow Leopard without Disk — Build 10K549

I have a MacBook Pro (13-inch, Early 2011) -- shipped with Snow Leopard (Lion hadn't come out yet) -- that I need to wipe and reinstall. This is for security/privacy/performance purposes, so the goal ...
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Installing (any) App asks for my password again and security question's answers [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is this “Security Info Required” prompt legitimate? I am trying to install Wunderlist (pick any other App), the App Store asks for my password which is fine. ...
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Reinstalling Everything after HD Replacement

I'm about to replace my iMac's HD (250GB to 1TB). I'm planning to create an image of my disk right in m Time Capsule, and after the transition I need to clone the HD back. Unfortunately Lion has no ...
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Running custom software on an Airport Extreme base station?

Is it possible to run custom software on an Airport Extreme base station? I've read it has a MIPS processor inside. So, can one put some software compiled for MIPS (addtionally to the already present ...
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Amending PATH so that /usr/local/bin is ahead of /usr/bin

I'm trying to install brew but get the following warning: Warning: /usr/bin occurs before /usr/local/bin This means that system-provided programs will be used instead of those provided by Homebrew. ...
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Best practice for installing applications for multiple users?

I have a MBP with Lion (10.7.3) on it and there are two user accounts on it, I use them to seperate work and private stuff, but when I install apps, I generally want to use/upgrade/remove them using ...
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Clean Lion install, keeping Time Machine history?

I have a 2011 unibody MacBook Pro, and have been gathering kludge on it for some time, and on previous machines (2007 MacBook Pro, 2004 Powerbook) whose data I've migrated over using the Migration ...
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How can I reinstall Lion so that the “Welcome” movie plays at first boot?

I'm preparing an old Macbook Pro for resale. I want to setup the Lion installation in a way so that the Welcome video plays when the buyer boots the MBP for the first time. How can I accomplish this? ...
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Install as non-admin user when the installer requires admin permissions

I need to run an app that uses Adobe Air, but the installer for Adobe Air requires admin permissions. On general security principles, I limit what gets installed as admin user, and Adobe has a bad ...
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Exchanged HDD in MacBook Pro - OS X installation disk shows prohibitory sign

I exchanged the HDD in my 2007 MacBook Pro and removed the DVD drive because it was making a terrible noise every time I booted the MacBook. The new HDD is a Corsair Force F120 SATA SSD. I formated ...
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How do you clear Mac install program files?

I installed a 30-day "test drive" of QuarkXpress, but got pulled in to other projects and didn't have time to test it. I now need to test it, but the 30 days are up. So I want to install the "test ...
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After updating to Lion, can't re-install Snow Leopard or Lion

Here is my situation: I have a 2010 iMac that came with a Snow Leopard disc, which I installed. Then, when Lion was released, I upgraded to it. However, yesterday, I had to erase my entire HDD ...
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2 instances of Xcode installed?

I originally installed Xcode via Apple's developer website (not through the App Store). Later on, I installed Xcode via the App Store. Now in Launchpad, I have two icons for each of these apps: ...
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If I download OSX Lion from the app-store, is that version linked to my account?

I have downloaded Lion and created a bootable USB flash drive, a colleague wishes to use this. If I give this to my colleague will it be linked to my account or is it account independent? Update: My ...
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Setting user & group in a new installation (Mac)

Our product is an Audio Units that needs to be installed in /Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/Components/ In order to allow automatic updates, we need to create the Audio-Unit bundle (ourapp.component) with ...