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Upgrade to Mavericks from an external HDD

I have Snow Leopard on and external HDD. Is it possible to boot form the external drive, and install Mavericks on the internal drive via the Mac App Store?
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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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Long boot and shutdown time

I own a MBP 17" model with i7, 4GB RAM, 750GB HDD. It is early 2011 model. I upgraded to OS X 10.9 when it was released. Since then the boot and shutdown time has been extended greatly. What used to ...
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Cannot upgrade VirtualBox installation of Mac OS 10.6.8 to Mavericks - supposedly a processor issue

I'm running Mac OS X 10.6.8 within VirtualBox 4.3.2 on a Windows machine with an i7 processor. I would like to upgrade my OS to Mavericks through the App Store. When I try to do so, I get the ...
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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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What's the legal status of my Snow Leopard once I've upgraded to Mountain Lion?

I've upgraded Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion using the App Store. What's the legal status of my Snow Leopard copy? Is it still "bound" to that install, i.e. the Mountain Lion only legally counts as ...
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Am I supposed to format when upgrading my mac?

I'm on a macbook aluminium late 2008 10.5.8. I'm planning to upgrade it a little bit since many applications doesn't support my system anymore. At the beginning I was tempted to upgrade to 10.8 but ...
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2008 iMac upgraded to Mountain Lion now boots slowly?

We have an Early 2008 Aluminium iMac. 2.4 GHz Core2 Duo, regular HDD. I think it came with 1 GB of DDR2 RAM but we upgraded to 2 GB. It originally came with Leopard but we upgraded to Snow Leopard on ...
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Can I install my old OSX on a different computer after upgrading?

I have a couple questions: 1) I currently have Snow Leopard on my one computer and on another computer I just have Leopard. I am purchasing Mountain Lion from the App Store today and am going to ...
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670 views

Upgrading Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion and preserving Bootcamp partition

I have a 2010 MacPro running SL with a bootcamp partition (on the same bootdrive) containing a Windows 7 x64 installation which I use for work. I was about to upgrade the Mac to Mountain Lion but I'm ...
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484 views

Which size is the smallest HD that I can use to install Snow leopard?

I had problems with my iMac (20" 2009 Intel and 4GB RAM) as I was updating the OS from OSX 10.5 to 10.6. It told me that I can't update in my main hard drive, so to don't format it, and my main hard ...
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Is it easy to boot a from external drive with Snow Leopard on it?

I have a macbook pro and planning to (finally) upgrade to Lion and currently have snow leopard. I am also planning to swap the hdd to something bigger. I wish to still be have the option of booting it ...
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Upgrade from Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion in non personal & large scaled development environment

My company is still running Snow Leopard and we're thinking of upgrading to Mountain Lion soon. We are developing iOs and MacOsX applications and have a small break between the old projects and the ...
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Error stating that I'm running an older version of Mail with a newer version of Mac OS X

Mail.app stopped working on my Snow Leopard Mac after installing Security Update 2012-004 (Snow Leopard) (Post Date: September 19, 2012). Long ago, I moved Mail.app to a directory different from ...
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1answer
221 views

Upgrading a Mac from Leopard to Lion

I've two Macs: one MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo with 10.5.8 (Leopard) and the other MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo with 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard). How can I upgrade the Leopard Mac to Mountain Lion while leaving the ...
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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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Can a Mac OS X DVD that came with a computer be used to upgrade another computer?

I have two computers -- the newest, a MacBook Pro, came with OS X 10.6, and the oldest, an iMac, is running 10.5.8. In order to upgrade from 10.5.8 to Mountain Lion, one has to first upgrade to 10.6, ...
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Will NTFS-3G and FUSE work out of the box if I upgrade from Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion?

On Snow Leopard I already have NTFS-3G (2010.10.2) and FUSE (MacFUSE Framework 2.2.1). I managed to install them and it works like a charm. If I upgrade to Mountain Lion, does the operating system ...
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1answer
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Can I upgrade to Mountain Lion from Snow Leopard?

I'm currently running Snow Leopard (10.6.8) and I never upgraded to Lion. However, the features in Mountain Lion have me intrigued and I'd like to upgrade. Am I allowed to upgrade straight to ...
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1answer
295 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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Risks of upgrading from OS X 10.5.8 to 10.6.3

Knowing little about OSX, a friend has asked me to help upgrade their machine from OS X 10.5.8 to 10.6.3; what are the risks of doing so, if any, and what is the best way to mitigate them?
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Will upgrading my 2007 mac-mini from Tiger to Snow Leopard be a performance upgrade?

I'm cleaning my old 2007 mac-mini and am wondering whether I should upgrade it to Snow Leopard while I'm at it? I want to do this only if this will be any performance upgrade. Note that I have ...
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How can i diagnose a failed Install of Snow Leopard?

I'm trying to upgrade from Leopard 10.5.8 to Snow Leopard, using the install CD. The steps are: Insert the DVD Start the installation When is about the 40-50% of the installation, the system ...
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196 views

iPhone 4 Restore

When I upgraded to the new iOS 5 last week, I noticed that iTunes made a backup before installing, and then did a "restore". I realized that a lot of events in my iCal were missing, and so I tried ...
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559 views

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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How do I get Xcode 4.1 running under Snow Leopard?

I'm trying to upgrade to xcode 4.1, but I it's not working as I expect. I am a registered iOS developer, so I downloaded the (huge) installer. When I double click, it appears to launch, but then it ...
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1answer
990 views

Install Mac OS X Lion from newly installed SDD in Mac Book Pro A1260 (2008 model)

I have an old Mac Book Pro A1260 (2008 early model), and I need to replace the old HDD with SDD. In doing so, I'm thinking about installing Mac OS X Lion. Can I install Mac OS X Lion directly to my ...
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1answer
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Recommended way to back up a Macbook before upgrading its OS?

I'm planning on upgrading a friend's Macbook from OS X Leopard to OS X Snow Leopard. I think it's a good idea to backup all the data before upgrading the OS, in case something goes wrong. The problem ...
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2answers
465 views

Force iTunes update overnight using cron

I was wondering if anyone knew a command line 'command' I could use in a cron to force the iTunes podcast updater to run overnight. I'm running 10.6
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Why does Snow Leopard free so much hard disk space?

I had about 8.9GB hard disk space before installing Snow Leopard (had Leopard before). After installation, the hard disk space increased to 20GB. What caused this huge jump? I know some webpages ...
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Install 10.6 over 10.5 on iMac

Currently my iMac has 10.5.8 Mac Os X installed. I want to install 10.6.6 over 10.5.8 (iMac (intel Dual core)). Do I have to do the following ?? Visit Apple Store. Buy 10.6 OS X for USD $29.00 ...
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How can I upgrade from Mac OS X Tiger 10.4?

If I buy a regular retail Snow Leopard disc (i.e. the £25 version), can I use it to upgrade a Mac from Tiger (10.4)? This answer on the Apple Store’s Q&A site suggests it’ll work, but Apple seem ...