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standalone upgrade from older version to current version osx

I want a standalone upgrade from an older osx (10.7.4) to the current mavericks. There is the free upgrade in the app store which normally would be perfect -- but my internet connection at home is ...
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Upgrading a dev 2011 MBA to Mavericks

I have a 2011 MBA (i5 1.7Ghz with 4GB RAM) running Lion 10.7.5. I'm tempted to do a Mavericks upgrade (in the particular hope of improving power and memory management), but since this is a development ...
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1answer
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MySQL and server settings when upgrading Mac Pro from 10.6 to 10.7

I have my web development environment on a mac pro running on OS X version 10.6. I'm considering upgrading it to Mac OS X 10.7. Will it upgrade smoothly or do I have to reinstall mysql, perl and so ...
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Create Backup Image of OS X Lion Before Upgrading to Mavericks

I am running Mac OS X Lion 10.7.5 and am planning on upgrading to OS X Mavericks. However, before I do that - I would like to create a backup of my current OS (OS X Lion), so that if things go wrong ...
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Used iMac with lion installed, no discs. Do I upgrade to Mountain Lion? Rename HD?

Just bought a used iMac (mid 2011) with Lion installed on it. I do not have the install disc so I am wondering if I should upgrade to mountain lion or continue as is and hope I never need the system ...
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1answer
744 views

Upgrade from Lion to Mountain Lion but not Mavericks

I have to downgrade from Mavericks to Mountain Lion due to some software required for work. I used the Internet Recovery method to downgrade, but it is not Lion. I would like to upgrade to Mountain ...
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2answers
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OS X Mavericks upgrade - disk/partition failure

I'm on OS X Lion on my Mac, I have downloaded OS X Mavericks and executed the upgrade. My Mac restarted and executed the upgrade process, but after a few minutes the update stopped because my OS disk ...
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1answer
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OSX Mavericks not downloading from Mac App Store (Lion)

I have OSX Lion 10.7.5 and am trying to download the new OSX Mavericks. There is free upgrade option in the Mac App store, which I click and it starts downloading on the launchpad. But when first ...
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Is It Possible To Still Upgrade To OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion?

For those Mac owners still on OS X Snow Leopard, does the possibility exist to upgrade to OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion rather than to 10.9 Mavericks?
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1answer
267 views

Can I upgrade from Lion to Mavericks? Or must I upgrade to Mountain Lion, first?

I never bothered to upgrade my 2012 MacBook Air to Mountain Lion. Currently I am on Lion. Can I upgrade straight to Mavericks, or do I need to first upgrade to Mountain Lion and then to Mavericks?
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How can I **EASILY** install this Mac OS X on a bunch of Macs without downloading the whole thing every time? [duplicate]

I am a Linux guy, and I have to provide support for about 15 Mac users. I need to install this OSX 10.8.x and I got the license codes all sent to me. But I can't figure out how to get whatever file on ...
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1answer
110 views

Upgrade OS X Lion (10.7.4) to OS X Mountain Lion

I have OS X Lion 10.7.4 and want to upgrade OS X Mountain Lion. What do I have to do for the upgrade? Do I have to backup my system? If yes, which program can I use for the backup? If I have any ...
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2answers
1k views

Mac OS X Lion to mountain lion upgrade failed “NO Recovery”

I'm trying to upgrade from OS X Lion 10.7.5 to Mountain Lion. The installation failed with a message stated something about "no recovery" and a link to Apple site with Recovery update. I downloaded ...
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2answers
139 views

Upgrading from sudo 1.7.4p6 to 1.8.6p7 on OS X 10.7.5

I downloaded sudo for os x 10.7 from the following link, I followed the readme instructions, but when I call sudo -V I still get the old version number. I can see the folders related claim to have ...
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1answer
915 views

Problem Installing Lion on MacBook2,1 using USB

I have a Macbook2,1 with 4GB RAM, Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz and Leopard 10.5.8 and I need to upgrade it to Lion. I've downloaded Lion installation dmg file and restored it to a USB disk using Disk ...
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1answer
163 views

OS X 10.5 upgrade to OS X 10.7 with data saving

They gave me macbook for development, it's quite powerful, but I need to upgrade i to OS X Lion because otherwise I can't run Xcode 4.X. How to upgrade but to save existing data somewhere on the hard ...
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5answers
8k views

Can we upgrade PowerPC Macs to OS X 10.7 now that 10.8 is out?

I know that 10.8 is out now, but we have older Macs that will not work under 10.8, as they do not have Intel processors. Can we still buy and get 10.7, which I believe will support older CPUs?
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2answers
902 views

If I buy Montain Lion can I downgrade to Lion? Without purchasing it?

Gentlemans, I don't have Lion license, I'm running over Mac OS x - 10.6.6 (SnowLeopard) If I buy Montain Lion, I can downgrade do Lion? Thanks in advance
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1answer
149 views

How can I port apps from OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion to OS X 10.7 Lion?

In Mountain Lion, many of the day-to-day apps like Preview, TextEdit have been upgraded with some very useful features. (For instance, you can now insert a page into a PDF document using your scanner ...
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8answers
2k views

What features from Lion will be lost when upgrading to Mountain Lion?

I know Mountain Lion has some cool new features that Lion did not have, but will it overwrite any of Lion's functionality?
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4answers
4k views

How to revert to Lion from Mountain Lion?

I'm running a Mid-2011 Macbook Air, my first Mac. When I bought it, it had Lion pre-installed. Yesterday I picked up an external hard drive, and made my first Time Machine backup. In the next few ...
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2answers
9k views

Can I update to OS X 10.8 from OS X 10.7 without doing all softwares updates?

Do I have to perform all system updates to Lion before I update to Mountain Lion?
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1answer
755 views

What is the complete upgrade path for Mac OS X version 10.7?

I went to the Apple website, and they only talk about the upgrade to 10.7 from its previous version, 10.6.x. (and I know 10.8 is coming out soon). I am the new tech who tries to support a small ...
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1answer
300 views

Lion upgrade from Mac App store seems to have frozen

I am trying to upgrade to Lion from Snow Leopard. After beginning the download/install process from the Mac App store everything seemed normal. However after about 20 minutes my entire MBP is frozen. ...
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2answers
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Reinstall or Time Machine? How do I get back up and running?

I just got an SSD for my White Unibody MacBook. What's the fastest way to get back up on running on 10.7.3 with a Time Machine backup (on an external disk via usb 2.0) and a Lion 10.7.0 DVD? Can I ...
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2answers
825 views

Stop downloading Lion from the App store

So, I bought a new Mac book Air recently, opened up the AppStore and found "Lion" in the featured updates. I thought that was shown because I was not running lion and clicked on it to upgrade. Later ...
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3answers
2k views

Will installing Lion on a MacBook 5,2 improve performance?

Will Installing Lion on a MacBook5,2 with 4GB or ram, currently running Snow Leopard, improve or decrease its performance?
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4answers
2k views

Can't upgrade to Lion with error “can't be installed because a recovery system can't be created”

I've formatted my newly bought SSD and did a clean install of Snow Leopard from the install CD I got with my MacBook. Snow Leopard installed just fine and everything works, but when I try to upgrade ...
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1answer
479 views

What is the use of a clean OS (Lion) install?

My machine is a iMac8,1 (24", early 2008) that I bought with Mac OS 10.5 Leopard installed. My question is: what are all the benefits and drawbacks of performing a clean operation system (OS) install? ...
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2answers
594 views

How to fix a Lion upgrade that killed SSH keys?

I just upgraded to Lion and find now that my ssh keys are not working properly when trying to log into various servers via SSH. I've checked permissions on the ~/.ssh directory and the ...
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1answer
435 views

Color profile for projector messed up after Lion upgrade

Yesterday I finally decided to upgrade to Lion from Snow Leopard on my 27" iMac (mid-2010 quad i7 model) and overall everything went fine, there is just one thing that bugs me. Prior to the upgrade ...
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1answer
692 views

Can I upgrade from 10.6 to 10.7 for free? [closed]

When I bought my new Mac at the end of July, 2011, the dealer (Microcenter, Marietta, GA) Renee told me I had 4 months to upgrade to Lion. I calendared the drop dead date at the end of November, and ...
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3answers
7k views

How do I change Software Update server to official one on Lion?

I recently bought a new macbook pro with Lion, had some problems and had it checked by Apple people. It was returned to me but the software update server seems to have been changed and will not ...
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1answer
209 views

How can I clean left-over files from upgrades from Tiger to Lion?

I've upgraded my system since 2007 (no clean installs). Now that I have Lion installed I was wondering if there are any historic files, plists etc. that I can remove as part of a general ...
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1answer
283 views

Can I install/upgrade from SL to Lion on RAID0?

I have a 2007 Mac Pro with a 3-disk RAID0 bootdrive. I want to do a clean Lion install on the RAID volume but I'm not sure if there are any known issues with doing this. I seem to remember that last ...
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2answers
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How do I wipe my MB Air's drive and start fresh?

I want to return my Air to the original factory settings, to the way it was before I added all kinds of junk to the solid state drive. I'm running Snow Leopard. So after I wipe it clean, I plan to ...
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6answers
5k views

Any issues upgrading a MacBookPro4,1 (Early 2008) to Lion?

I have a MacBookPro4,1 (Early 2008) with the following specs: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.5 GHz 4 GB RAM I know that this model is supported by Lion but I'd like to know by people who has already performed ...
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2answers
126 views

Upgrading OS slowing down machine

How does one know if upgrading OS will slow down their relatively older machine? For example I bought a MacBook Air a couple of years ago. It came with Leopard and I've already upgraded to Snow ...
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2answers
789 views

Lion upgrade on early 2009 MacBook (2GB RAM, 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo)

Is it advisable to upgrade an early 2009 MacBook (2GB RAM, 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo) from 10.5.8 to Lion? Under 10.5.8, the user is complaining about some 'slowing down' (especially after a few days ...
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2answers
127 views

Purchased new MacBook Pro on 16th October 2011; question about Up-To-Date program

I purchased a new MBP and am eligible for their free Lion upgrade program; I applied for it but it would take anywhere between 5-7 business days for my country. If I purchase Lion now, will I get a ...
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2answers
2k views

How to determine how much RAM I can put in my Mac Pro

I have a Mac Pro 4,1 (Dual 2.66Ghz, 6GB Ram). I want to increase the RAM, possibly adding 8GB to my existing 6GB. The RAM slots are used as follows: SLOT1: 1GB SLOT2: 1GB SLOT3: 1GB SLOT4: OPEN ...
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3answers
273 views

can I use my OS X Lion upgrade on a different machine?

If I buy a new mac that comes with a free upgrade to Lion, can I use the upgrade on a different machine instead of the new machine, or is it tied to the new machine? The upgrade site requires the ...
0
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1answer
428 views

Permissions error when exporting slideshow as a movie in iPhoto

I recently upgraded to Lion. Now when I try to export an iPhoto slideshow as a QuickTime movie it goes through the initial rendering process but an error message appears with the iPhoto logo saying ...
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1answer
265 views

Multiple Macs and the OS X Lion Hardware Up-to-Date Program? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which new Mac purchasers get free upgrades to 10.7? I'm due for a free update to Mac OS X Lion, as I bought an iMac in July after the cut-off date for free updates. ...
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4answers
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Does appleutd@xmr3.com belong to the Apple up to date program?

I applied for the apple up to date program through their site and got now the e-mail with a password protected pdf attachment in it. Xmr3 doesn't really sound like apple. Has anybody some additional ...
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3answers
5k views

Buying apps with different AppleID than one used to buy OS X Lion

Case: I bought a new Macbook pro and I got lion as free upgrade. By mistake my friend's apple id was stored in the Mac App Store and I didn't notice the error when I entered my redemption code. I ...
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2answers
769 views

Slow Internet on Lion, but only for some sites and some browsers

I've upgraded to Lion today and since then I am facing a very strange problem. Gmail, Facebook, discussions.apple.com do not load at all, and IF they loaded, I get only text with no CSS or images. ...
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2answers
635 views

Upgrading a boot camp machine to Lion

I have a Snow Leopard MacBook Air with Boot Camp installed. I'm thinking about upgrading to Lion, but I'm worried about all the software I have installed on my Boot Camp partition. I have a lot of ...
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1answer
1k views

Login screen freezes after the Lion 10.7.1 update

After updating to 10.7.1 (the first Lion update) & restarting the system, it's not logging me in. As I give my password and press return it stays on the same login screen. I could move the mouse ...
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1answer
340 views

Is vHub Updater for VisualHub legit?

I got a newsletter to go to store.kagi.com It's an offer to buy an update to the discontinued video converting software Visualhub by Techspansion. What makes it a bit suspicious that there is no ...