Installing a newer version of software, or getting a newer or improved piece of hardware.

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Solder new RAM in a 2015 Retina MacBook Pro [duplicate]

I know that the new rMBPs have no "user-serviceable" RAM. But is it possible to solder a new RAM chip onto a 2015 rMBP? Given that the technician doing this is able to install the new chip without ...
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Upgrade OS on a Hackintosh [closed]

What the best way to upgrade the system on a Hackintosh running 7.5?
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Can I factory reset my jailbroken device without upgrading the iOS version?

As the title says - I need to do a factory reset on my iPad Mini, but I don't want to upgrade the iOS version while doing it. Is this possible at all or will I have to make do and upgrade iOS as I am ...
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Can I downgrade my iOS version to 7.x? [duplicate]

Can I downgrade my iOS to 7.x? I need to do it for app testing.
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Mix two different types of 2 GB RAM in iMac

Can I mix the two 2 GB RAM chips in my iMac 21.5″ (late 2009) with two other type of 2 GB RAM chips? I have not opened my RAM slots yet but Apple says I have two 2 GB DDR3 chips. I want to add two PC3 ...
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iPad getting annoyed by upgrade requests

I have an original iPad. I cannot upgrade it anymore because the newer OS's do not work with an original iPad. Unfortunately, I get incessant upgrade notifications. Is there any way to turn these ...
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Update iPhone 4s from iOS 7 to iOS 9.0.2 without iTunes [duplicate]

I want to upgrade my iPhone 4s from iOS 7 to iOS 9.0.2 without iTunes, because iTunes has an unsolved error during restore: Error 3194. I followed the link to try to fix error 3194, but the error ...
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Upgrade OS X Lion to Yosemite with server tools

I have a Mac running OS X Lion (10.7.5) and it is running server tools with Open Directory serving logins etc. To update to Yosemite, can I just update to the higher OS X version and then buy the ...
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How to enable journaling to be able to upgrade to El Capitan?

I cannot update my MacBook Pro 13-inch Mid 2012 to El Capitan and it is driving me crazy. At the moment I'm using OS X 10.8.5 and everything on my laptop is going slow etc. I have however missed 2 ...
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iMac 27" late 2012 SSD upgrade

I'm the proud owner of an 27-inch iMac 2012 with high-end configuration, but the 1TB fusion drive keeps being the bottleneck. As my warranty has expired now, I want to upgrade the 128GB SSD to a ...
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Upgrade Macbook Pro Retina A1502 SSD

I have an Early 2015 Macbook Pro Retina with a 128Gb SSD and 8Gb of RAM. I know I can't upgrade the RAM but I can upgrade the SSD. Will an Apple Store upgrade my SSD if I take my Macbook to them? Is ...
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MacBook Pro 17 2009 - fails to turn on after optical drive upgrade

The optical drive on my MBP stopped accepting discs, so I removed the optical drive and replaced it with the optical drive from my MBP 15 2009. Now it doesn't start. During the upgrade I disconnected ...
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Lion to El Capitan upgrade stuck on restart

I'm upgraded an late-2011 MacBook Pro from Lion to El Capitan. The install itself seemed to go fine. It got to the step where it restarts after the install and now it just hangs on this screen. I'...
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Why does OS X have bash v3.2.57?

OS X comes with bash version 3.2.57 instead of bash version 4.3.39, which GNU lists as the current stable release of bash. Is there any way to upgrade bash on Mac OS X?
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Upgrading one partition to El Capitan while leaving the other on Mountain Lion

We have an iMac that is barely still compatible with El Capitan. Right now it runs Mountain Lion okay, and actually it has a smaller partition on the hard drive for another clean installation of ...
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What is the latest operating system that my 2006 MacBook Pro will support?

I have a 2006 15-inch MacBook Pro. I have upgraded the RAM to 3GB, and I have 9GB of free hard drive space. I'm looking to upgrade the OS since it's currently running Snow Leopard (10.6.8), and not ...
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Macbook Retina recognizing replaced SSD as external despite being internal

Just bought a Retina Macbook Pro and swapped the SSD for a 1TB drive, it boots and seems to run fine, except the drive in 'about' shows as external and when I set in finder show/hide external it ...
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How to upgrade MBP early 2015 SSD [closed]

I am trying to look for a way to upgrade my 13 inch Macbook Pro Retina SSD because it's too small right now (only 128GB). I found out that currently it seems only OWC Aura offers the upgrade SSD for ...
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Is there a Google Chrome version 50 supporting Mac OS 10.8.5?

My Chrome 49 stopped receiving updates following Google's announcement of discontinuing support for Mac OS 10.8. Is there any way to install any Chrome version 50 supporting Mac OS 10.8.5 manually?
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Boot Camp Assistant: “This Mac does not support Boot Camp”

I have a 2009 Mac Pro (MacPro4,1) which, until recently, had both OS X Yosemite and a Boot Camp install of Windows 10 on it. Shortly after I upgraded to El Capitan, I found that Boot Camp Assistant ...
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Why not use the iPhone Upgrade Program?

As I understand the iPhone Upgrade Program: A 64GB iPhone 6S bought upfront costs $749, and AppleCare+ costs $129, for a total of $878. A 64GB iPhone 6S bought on the iPhone Upgrade Program (which ...
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Directly upgrade Leopard to El Capitan

I have and old iMac running OSX Leopard and I would like to upgrade it to El Capitan. It is luckily supported, but I can't upgrade directly because it doesn't have the app store. I also have a newer ...
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Need 2 versions of a Sketch app on my machine

Sketch 3.7 is a whole different file structure than 3.6. Does anyone know of a way (like Wine Bottler but with Mac Apps) that I can have BOTH versions on my computer without upgrading – essentially ...
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Disable Upgrade to El Capitan [duplicate]

I have Maverick and the option to Upgrade to OS X El Capitan pops up. I don't want to do this. Ever. How do I disable this notification?
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Which is better: 8GB or 8GB + 2GB RAM (Macbook7.1 mid-2010) Pros and cons?

So I have two sticks of RAM memory, PC3-8500, 1066MHz: 8GB and a 2GB stick. Is it better to have both of them inside or maybe I should put out the 2GB one in case it will slow things down? I ask this ...
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IPad Air 2 (cellular) upgrade to 9.3.1 won't run (after “agreeing”, takes me to home screen)

When trying to upgrade to 9.3.1, the terms of service come up for the upgrade, and when clicking agree (twice -- there's two popups about agreeing), I'm redirected to the home screen and nothing else ...
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Why can't I install iOS 9.3?

I saw an update for my iOS 9.2.1 device to iOS 9.3. However, it said that the update cannot be verified, although it was downloaded. I even deleted all data and applications from the device, but I ...
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iTunes doesn't upgrade my iOS from beta to release, says I already have the latest version

I am part of the beta program with my iPhone 4S (MF265FD/A) using version 9.3 beta 7 (13E5233a), and I'm trying to update it to the release version, but iTunes informs me that "This version of the ...
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El Capitan “freeze” during upgrade

I have an old MacBook, and it it kept bugging me with the OS update so I let it go. After some regular steps, the upgrade process frozen with a "installing: about 54 minutes remaining" message on ...
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restoring ipod touch forces update

I have been trying to restore my 5th Generation Ipod touch from a backup which is stored on my computer. The restore process works fine, however after its' completion there is a white screen lock with ...
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How does the special offer Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac “Upgrade” work? [closed]

So, my dad has an old version of Parallels at home. We can't find the original software box or disk but it is running on the iMac. I wanted to maybe avail of the (soon to finish) special offer of the €...
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How To Get Rid Of “Upgrade to OS X El Capitan” Notification?

The upgrade notification gets more and more intrusive day by day. Now there is no option to be "Reminded Tomorrow" or "Skip This" anymore. Now one could just turn on "Do Not Disturb" feature from ...
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Installation of El Capitan on Intel Core Duo taking so far 2 days. What can I do?

I am installing OS X El Capitan on a Mid 2009 MacBook Pro. Previously running an OS X 10.8.5. Incidentally my installation is taking now two days. I have tried holding down the power button but still ...
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I've added a second HD into my Macbook 2011 instead of CD-ROM. Is it safe to encrypt it using Finder?

Years ago I changed my cdrom in my Macbook for a second hard drive, and have been using a SSD as a first drive ever since. This HD is shown in Finder, and, clicking on it with two fingers, there's an ...
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How to upgrade a 3rd generation iPad to IOS 7? [duplicate]

I have a family member with a 3rd Gen iPad (a1416) currently running iOS 6. They need to install an app that requires iOS 7. When looking at the system upgrade page in settings, it shows iOS 9 which I ...
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Mac Freeze and Screen Goes Weird After RAM Upgrade

I've a MacBook Pro. I upgraded it's RAMs to 16 GB of 1600MHz(two 8 GB modules). Even though Apple suggests a maximum of 8GB, everymac.com's tests yield that it supports 16GB. And it did. After the ...
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Install unsupported iOS version

I am developing iOS apps with Swift, and don't want to buy an Apple device to test them, and have just got an iPod 4gen which supports iOS up to 6.1. I just wanna know if there is absolutely no ...
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My Mac is getting really slow, what should I do?

I bought a Mac (13", early 2011) almost 5 years ago. When I first got it, it was running under OS X 10.7 and it was pretty fast. I've being upgrading it ever since and it's now running under Mac OS X ...
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Mavericks or El Captain for old MacBook Pro (early'11)

In case of performance for multithreaded applications, development (Java) and virtualization (Parallels 11), what's better - upgrading to 10.9 Mavericks or El Captain? (or Yosemite) ? Now I'm on 10....
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Upgrading SSD on mid 2014 MB: which SSD?

I have a pretty simple issue. The SSD of my mi-2014 Macbook pro (retina - MacBookPro11,1) seems to be too short (256GB). So I'm considering buying a 1Tb SSD for my Macbook, but I read, here and ...
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Upgrading Mac mini (Mid 2011) RAM

I've got a Mac mini (Mid 2011). It currently has 4 GB of RAM which I want to upgrade to 16 GB. I know that officially with these versions, only 8 GB is supported, but I've read from OWC Announces ...
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Macbook Pro Mid2012 Lags

I have a macbook pro mid 2012 and recently I upgraded it by changing the RAM to 16GB and HDD to 500GB SSD. It was fine for a while but now it lags a lot whenever I play any games or even when I am ...
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Upgrade Macbook Pro from 10.6.8 to 10.8

I am considering upgrading my Macbook Pro with 2GB of memory from 10.6.8 to 10.8 (Mountain Lion). Are there any other considerations for upgrading? Is this generally a good idea?
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What do i need to upgrade a Mac?

I'm a PhD student and I work with a Mac which is not mine (I mean, it's property of the university). I'd like to upgrade the OS to the most recent version (compatibly with the hardware and other stuff....
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Correct way to migrate/copy back executables quarantined by El Capitan upgrade

The following is a sample of the executables that have been quarantined. Is there a systematic approach / utility for re-enabling these? ls -la /Library/SystemMigration/History/Migration-296AD480-...
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Syncing app data across iCloud Drive and the old iCloud

To set up the situation: I have a 13" MacBook Pro with Mountain Lion still on it, an iPad 2 running iOS 9.2, and an iPhone 4s running iOS 7.1. Before upgrading my iPad, I used iCloud to sync data ...
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How to interpret this?[On running gcc --version] [duplicate]

When I run gcc --version I get Configured with: --prefix=/Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer/usr --with-gxx-include-dir=/usr/include/c++/4.2.1 Apple LLVM version 7.0.2 (clang-700.1.81) Target: ...
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How can I install the newest EFI firmware upgrade from El Capitan?

I've got an early 2011 MacBook Pro (8,1) and I am trying to install the newest EFI firmware upgrade, however it only supports 10.8.5 and 10.9.5. Unfortunately I have no clue as to what the best ...