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How much free disk space do I need to install Lion, and how much will I lose by upgrading?

My hard disk is starting to get a bit cramped, with only 30GB available. I'm about download Lion and I'd like to know if I'll need to free up some space before I install it. Also, I've read that Lion ...
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OS X install on SSD hangs every time

I've got an early 2011 13" MBP with a 120GB SSD, formerly part of a DIY Fusion Drive, that I'm trying to install Yosemite on. Every time I try to install from my bootable drive, it hangs at the exact ...
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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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Adobe Flash player won't install on my mac

I'm trying to update Adobe Flash player on my mac OsX 10.6 with Safari. Everything was working out in the update process until I clicked 'Install Adobe Flash player' and it requested my mac's username ...
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Installing Mavericks on a brand new machine that shipped with Yosemite pre-installed?

Due to battery backups not working properly in Yosemite, I need to downgrade a machine to Mavericks. Unfortunately, this is a brand new Mac Mini and it shipped with OS X 10.10.0 installed. I read ...
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I can't create a bootable OSX Mavericks Install USB Drive

I've downloaded Mavericks from the App Store, repartitioned a 32GB USB key, and followed the instructions. Specifically, I ran: sudo /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ ...
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Why don't I have to install programs?

I've just started using a Mac for iOS development, coming from two decades of Windows use, and I'm astonished and confounded to find that there's no installation process for Mac programs....you just ...
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Compiling CUPS 2.0 on 10.9: what archflags to use?

I installed CUPS 2.0.0 (cups.org) but evidently I needed to include specific architecture flags. Now several things are broken on my mac (e.g. Word won't boot). Error messages reveal that the problem ...
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Why does Office for Mac need Safari and Chrome closed for installation?

In an update for MS Office for Mac, the installer asks to close Chrome and Safari — why? What do those programs have to do with Microsoft Office? I only have Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
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When installing an application is there any way to avoid any drag and drop?

When installing an application from a DMG file one needs to drag the new application into the application folder (or some other folders). Is there any way to avoid this drag and drop (any new ...
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Installing .pkg with terminal ?

Is it possible to install a .pkg using a terminal ? (I wanted to install an app through ssh).
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Install or Remove Windows 7 or later version - this option is Not avaiable how do i Fix it?

Install or Remove Windows 7 or later version - this option is Not available Check On My iMac Screenshort ... How Do i Fix it ?
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MacBook Internet Recovery “?” Folder

With my 2012 MacBook Pro, I'm trying to reinstall Mac OS X (any version that will work) onto a new Solid State Drive that replaced a broken one. I can get to the Internet Recovery screen just fine ...
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Need to type password again installing next apps, after 15 minutes. How to disable?

to install 20 apps, i need to type apple id password again & again, if idle to installing the next apps more than 15 minutes is there a way to disable/bypass/extend the time limit? Nb. i am ...
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OS X Yosemite install error / Harddrive is used for backups?

I'm trying to install Yosemite onto a 15" Macbook Pro / Late 2008 model with OS X Mountain Lion on it. I've checked Apples site and it says I can install Yosemite on this machine with these specs. ...
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Install Ubuntu on Yosemite

I created a bootable usb using the instructions here http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-mac-osx. I installed the and 64bit version. I got a Mac book Pro 2011, MacBook Pro ...
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Install Snow Leopard Server

I'm considering buying Snow Leopard Server, however, the person I'm buying it from will be providing me with the server discs that came with his Mac Mini Server and a serial number. If I have an iMac ...
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Install Mavericks on Unsupported MacBook 4,1

I've spent the last 2 days trying to install Mavericks on my MacBook 4,1. It is from Early 2008. It is unsupported, but I would like to install Mavericks on it. Is there a workaround for bypassing the ...
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How do I activate an iPhone 3Gs without iTunes or WiFi?

Is it possible to activate and use my iPhone 3Gs (A1303) without using iTunes? I think it is important, not to connect it to a WiFi cause I don't want to update it in any way. When I connect to a ...
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How can I downgrade a mid-2010 21.5" iMac from Yosemite to Snow Leopard?

I had Yosemite on my old iMac (21.5", mid-2010), then decided to try Snow Leopard on it. (It came installed with Lion, but this model did ship with Snow Leopard previously.) Basically, I tried doing ...
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What is the best way to generate a Mavericks Install USB flash drive?

I could probably copy the contents from the package, but what is the best way to create an install Flash Drive for Mavericks? Of course ideally the drive should be bootable.
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How to use a PGP Signature when trying to install MacPorts?

MacPorts links are not working, someone offered the PGP signature key, could you please guide me on how/where to use this piece of text in order to install Macports 2.3.3 in Maverick? Thank you
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Compatibility issues when running Linux on Mac Pro (late 2013)

Are there any unresolved compatibility issues (like SSD, Thunderbolt 2, Gigabit ethernet, etc...) when running Linux natively on the Mac Pro cylinder (late 2013)? Here Ubuntu has a community guide on ...
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How can I get TexLive to install?

I just bought my third Mac, this one with OS 10.9.5. My previous one was stolen, but I had backed it up with Time Machine. When I started this one up, I connected the backup drive from the old ...
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Yosemite keeps asking to install Java runtime, while it's installed

I was prompted to install JRE version 8 after upgrading to Yosemite on the family 2010 21" iMac. After I installed it (and checked whether the correct version was installed on the site of Oracle) it ...
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Modify installer package so it installs to another directory, methods?

I want to install parts or the whole content of a preexisting open source package to another directory than what the package is set to. I assume this means I need to modify the package, correct? At ...
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Can't figure out how to correctly install .app

I downloaded a dmg which apparently OS X mounted as a drive or something. Then I googled around to find out I should ctrl+clicked -> open the program and get past the warning messages. I closed the ...
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Mac node npm can not setup bower

I try to setup up bower on my Mac Pro. Info: Mac OS X 10.9.5 node v0.10.5 npm 1.2.18 The command i use is: sudo npm install -g bower The install doesn't work and i get the following ...
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Is it possible to install an old version of Mac OS on a new Mac?

I know that Apple doesn't want me to run a version of Mac OS older than the one my Mac came with, but is there a way around this? For example: if I buy a new Retina MacBook Pro, is there a way to run ...
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Install Xcode in OS X Tiger 10.4.11

So I'm attempting to install Xcode on OS X Tiger on my iBook G4 (It was a gift.) I needed Xcode because I was trying to install MacPorts so that I could easily install software, namely git. However, ...
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Cannot install anything using iPad App Store

I currently have a problem with the App Store on my iPad. The problem is that whenever I click on "Free" and "Install", nor is the app installed, nor does the window appear which should ask for my ...
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Yosemite 10.10 after installation: Desktop grey, minimize functions not working on windows, dock not visible

So i finished installing Yosemite 10.10 (or at least it said it was completed before my mac restarted) but now that its restarted: the desktop background is grey, desktop icons are not visible, i ...
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Unable install Lion on macbookpro2,2 with 3GB Ram

My MacBook Pro2,2 having all requirements to run Lion upto 10.7.5 but Installer fails with wrong message "Mac OS X 10.7 Lion requires a Core 2 Duo, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, or Xeon processor." ...
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Best Practices for dealing with unbrewed files in a fresh install of homebrew

I accidentally deleted /usr/local/bin which contained brew among other things. I reinstalled homebrew and ran brew prune to get rid of broken symlinks, but when I run brew doctor, I still get the ...
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App not installing from Mac App Store

Ive just got a brand new iMac and have purchased a game (BioShock Infinite) from the Mac App Store. For some reason the download failed halfway through so I tried again from the Purchases page of the ...
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Clean install of Yosemite on 2008 MacBook Air

I am trying to upgrade a 2008 MacBook Air from OS X 10.5.8 (Leopard) to 10.10 (Yosemite). I understand from the Apple web site that the minimum required version of OS X is 10.6.x (Snow Leopard) for an ...
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Another Yosemite Problem

I tried updating to Yosemite on my MacBook Pro and keep getting a message saying that it cannot be installed on my computer. I ran the disk verify in Utilities and it says my HD is corrupt. Is there ...
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Yosemite install doesn't work on external monitor

The screen of my PowerBook Mac is broken and is completely dead. So, for sometime now, I have been using an Asus external monitor with the Mac's screen closed. Everything was working fine until I ...
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Can't install matlab 2011a on Yosemite

I cannot install matlab 2011a student on yosemite. I click on the OSX installer, a matlab screen pops up then goes away. Has anyone install 2011a on OSX Yosemite ?
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You can only install this software on the disk that is running os x

I have 2 disks in my Mac - a new SSD which is my boot drive, and the original disk which came with the mac, which still has OSX installed on it (I haven't figured out what to use this drive for yet). ...
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Correct Filesystem Setup?

Recently I did a fresh install of OSX Yosemite on my Macbook Pro. I followed these instructions to create a USB install drive, and I then used the Disk Utility app from that booted USB drive to erase ...
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How to prevent second OS X partition from seeing apps in the other partition?

I have two partitions set up on my MacBook and I'm having issues when installing software on the new partition as it says it is already installed. The application is installed on the other partition ...
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Can't install myEclipse on MacBook Pro with Yosemite

After updating to Yosemite, I find that I can't install myEclipse again. Installation error:insufficient memory,zero virtual memory. I also tried the sysctl vm.swapusage command, the result is ...
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Creating a new package using Packages - app is not installed correctly

I want to create a package - and need help to get started... I looked for a tutorial or help on Packages.app - not finding anything, I just started it. Placed MyApplication.app in the Applications ...
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Lost all files after installing Yosemite

I upgraded to OS X Yosemite and I have lost all my files or I don't know where they are or how to get them. I didn't realise that upgrading would delete all my files. Is there a way to go back to ...
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White MacBook won't reinstall Lion

2008 MacBook wiped clean and now won't complete install via bootable DVD. Keep getting error at end of install. Won't recognize boot USB for some reason. That's why using DVD.
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Flash player unable to proceed with the installation

I have difficulties installing the latest version of Adobe Flash Player (14.0.0.125) on my Mac OS X 10.9.3 (Mavericks). Every time I do so, it fails at 90% with the following error message. Error: ...
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iMac won't boot off of Mavericks USB when downgrading from Yosemite

I made the biggest mistake of my adult life and installed Yosemite without backing up my HDD. Fortunately, I do have most of my actual files and programs saved to my external HDD, but that leads to ...
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No Partition to install Yosemite to

I wanted to have a clean Yosemite installation. Therefor I deleted the existing partition to make sure a completely clean installation is made. The problem is that I cannot choose the partition to ...
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Install an older OS X version on an external volume

I am using 10.9 and would like to install 10.7 on an external volume. I have the “Install Mac OS X Lion” application, but when I run it, I get the message This version of Mac OS X is too new to ...