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

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One user can't open anything after Yosemite upgrade

My Mac mini (early 2009) was getting slow, so I decided to do some upgrades. I got 8 GB of ram and a 128 GB SSD from crucial that their wizard verified as being compatible. I downloaded Yosemite from ...
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Caveats and which upgrade path from Mountain Lion

My 2010 i7 iMac running off an internal SSD is currently on OS X 10.8.5. I need to upgrade it to at least 10.9 to use a certain software package because they stuck fixes for a 10.8 compatible version ...
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Can I upgrade my 2008 Mac Pro completely?

Hey everyone, I have a 2008 Mac Pro/2.83hzXEON(8)/8800GT512mb. Is it possible for me to upgrade this machine to newer hardware, since it is Intel based? What would it entail to put a newer processor, ...
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OS X upgrade on MacBook Pro mid 2010 trilemma

I'd like to have some feedback from those of you who have experience to share about upgrading OS X on MacBook Pro 15" (mid 2010 - MacBookPro6,2). I'm running OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard, and I've never ...
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Would adding RAM to 2009 imac improve performance

Since I upgraded to Mavericks from Snow Leopard, my 24 inch 2009 2.93 Ghz imac has been quite slow. It's slow to open up programs and slow in general. Currently the imac only has the 4Gb of RAM that ...
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Why iTunes updates get released so fast and why everytime the entire iTunes has to be updated instead of patched?

I use iTunes on my Mac (OS X 10.6) but I wonder what's up with it's update. I really want know Why iTunes updates get released so fast and why everytime the entire iTunes has to be updated instead of ...
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Upgrade from Mac OS 10.6.8 doesnt work

I have a MacBook Pro on OS 10.6.8 I have tried to upgrade to the current OS. The download appears to work fine, but when I select restart to install, the Mac starts to shut down, then just hangs. I ...
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Yosemite upgrade: “Some features require an Apple ID”

Reading the upgrade instructions for Yosemite, I see that "Some features require an Apply ID; terms apply." However, I haven't managed to figure out what features this pertains to. I don't really ...
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Upgrade failed to download from Mavericks to Yosemite

Apple newbie here. I tried to update OSX from Mavericks to Yosemite. The downloading failed. It showed me a message saying "an error occurred". So what I did is to search on google what were the ...
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Can I upgrade an iPhone 5S directly to 8.3 from 7.1.3?

I am unable to upgrade iOS from 7.1.3 to 8.3 on my iPhone 5S. Can I upgrade directly to 8.3 or do I have to do it in stages i.e. from 7.2 onwards?
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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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Will 2GB ram run Yosemite smoothly

cant upgrade my 2009 iMac 2009 20" with 2GB for a few months but need to upgrade to 10.9.4 to install Yosemite. I am currently running 10.8.1 as a fresh install of Mountain Lion which runs fine, but ...
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I have an iPad mini 2, with ios 7.2, can i manually upgrade to 8.1.2 and still jailbreak it?

I just bought my wife an iPad mini 2, ( it was still factory sealed) it has 7.2 on it and I'd like to know if I can still update it to 8.1.2 and jailbreak it. I know downgrading from 8.1.3 can no ...
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Can the mid-2010 Macbook support more than 4GB of RAM?

I know of sites that sell 8GB sets for the MacBook. Apple states that they can have up to 4GB. One of my co-workers got her first gen MacBook to 6GB. Can anyone confirm that 8GB is recognized in last ...
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Can I move my logic board between different models of MacBook Air?

If I take out my logic board in my MacBook Air 2011 11-inch i5 2 GB RAM and put in a MacBook Air 2011 11-inch i7 4 GB RAM, will it work? If not why?
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Late 2008 Apple Aluminium MacBook complete reinstall [duplicate]

I have a pretty old Aluminum Macbook (late 2008). I pretty much have the original MacOS installation, continuously upgraded to Mac OS Yosemite. Nowadays, it is kind of hard to get by with 250 GB of ...
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Yosemite Retail DVD?

I understand that Mac OS X is free to download and install however It would be nice to have a DVD backup printed and shipped by Apple just like older Mac OSX releases. Is this still possible?
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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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iPhone 4 updated and now wants me to restore or setup as new

I just updated my iPhone 4 from ios 4 to ios 7 and it looked as if everything was going fine. I saw things backedup; I saw firmware and software updated, and I saw things restored from backup. When ...
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Upgrading a 13" 2009 Macbook Pro

So, I have a 13" 2009 Macbook Pro that I've upgraded as far as I can go without changing the motherboard/processor (8 GB RAM/2 SSDs). My question is, since the unibody case is the same, is there ...
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Is it okay to install a second RAM chip?

I have a 2010 MacBook Pro with a recently replaced logic board and SSD upgrade. I haven't yet upgraded the RAM. Currently, RAM is 4GB, one slot, Apple RAM (whichever manufacturer they use). I am ...
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Macbook Pro 13 Mid 2012 SSD upgrade

I have a MacBook Pro 13 Mid 2012 with 4 GB RAM. I want to upgrade it to a SSD drive. I have 2 questions: Is it advisable to do that? Can someone who has done that give me some feedback from their ...
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Maximum memory config for Mac Pro 5,1 (mid 2010)?

I have a MacPro5,1 with 8 cores (2 quad-core processors) running OS X 10.10.2. From what I have read as per EveryMac.com's information about this unit it should be possible to have far beyond the ...
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iMessage speech (applescript) timing out after upgrade to yosemite

When I receive an iMessage, chat or Message on my desktop (iMac), it is read out loud. After the upgrade to Yosemite it does not work. I continue to receive the message that "AppleScript timed out." ...
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MacBook Pro does not go into sleep mode after upgrading to Yosemite

I have a MacBook Pro 13″ and after I had upgraded to Yosemite the device does't go in sleep mode when I want it (anything is disconnected from the device). I went to energy power savings to change my ...
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How to upgrade bash to v4.0+ properly?

I'm on OS X 10.10.2 and $ /bin/bash --version GNU bash, version 3.2.57(1)-release (x86_64-apple-darwin14) Copyright (C) 2007 Free Software Foundation, Inc. How to upgrade bash to v4.0+ properly? ...
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Can you upgrade the RAM in the latest MacBook Airs if you ship them to Apple themselves?

I know that RAM is soldered onto the mainboard on the latest MacBook Airs, which makes a DIY upgrade apparently impossible. But would Apple do it instead though? The guy at the Apple Store told me ...
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Trackpad Issues - Should I let them prevent me from upgrading to Yosemite?

My MacBook (Retina, Mid 2012) currently has issues with its trackpad based on water damage earlier in the year - from time to time, the mouse pointer flicks around uncontrollably (although at other ...
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Can I backup iTunes 9 before upgrading to iTunes 10?

I am happy with iTunes 9 and am a bit leery of upgrading to iTunes 10 on my Mac based on some feedback I've heard from others. Can I duplicate iTunes.app in my Applications folder prior to running ...
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Yosemite upgrade frozen, what should I do?

I'm trying to upgrade a Macbook Pro to Yosemite. It downloaded everything just fine, restarted the machine into the installer process. That went just fine until it just stopped. It's on the ...
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Possible to update within iOS 6?

If I purchase a brand new iPhone 5 and it has iOS 6.0, can I still upgrade to 6.1.4? I do NOT want iOS 7 or 8.
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SSD upgrade for 2013 21" iMac?

I have got an iMac (EMC 2638) here, with 1TB hard drive. I have read that there is a PCIe SSD slot on those iMacs as well, originally for the fusion drive. Is it possible to upgrade my iMac with such ...
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Macbook 4,1 HDD upgrade

I'm thinking about upgrading my 120GB HDD to a new one. I've been looking for a 1TB harddisk: TOSHIBA PX1829E-1HJ0 1 TB Is this one compatible with my Macbook 4,1 2008?
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iPhoto 9.6 — Projects not working after upgrade

After upgrade to iPhoto 9.6 / Yosemite, none of the books are working in any way. I click on them, and they highlight, but nothing happens (no freeze -- just no response). I have tried all ...
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iPhone upgrade without deleting data

I have a iPhone 4, which is IOS 4.3.3. Now i need to upgrade it to the latest OS version, WITHOUT deleting any data. I have not tried to update my phone contacts in the last few years fearing it would ...
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iMac 27" Mid 2010 RAM Upgrade

I have an iMac 27", Mid 2010 (11,3 model). Can it take 8GB RAM modules? Apple's website http://support.apple.com/en-us/ht4255 says "The maximum amount of RAM you can install in your computer is 16 GB ...
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Upgrading 16 GB to a 4 GB iMac i5 2011 doesn't work with all modules loaded [SOLVED]

I don't know if it is only my issue. I have a 2011 iMac i5 with 2x2GB RAM modules. Recently I bought 2x8GB RAM modules. If I add the 2x8GB to the default 4GB RAM, the computer doesn't start. I hear ...
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How to get iLife '13 for free (update from iLife '11)?

I currently have iLife '11 installed on my iMac from a retail disk purchased new from eBay. Under the updates section of the App Store, there is nothing that says iLife Update. I thought updates for ...
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Upgrade to Yosemite with two hard drives in iMac

I'm running 10.9.5 on an iMac, where I have two hard drives (SSD + HDD) and Superdrive installed. The way the disks are mounted is not conventional: /dev/disk0s2 on / (hfs, local, journaled) devfs on ...
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Advice Needed: How to upgrade iPhone 4S OS 5.1 to v6 or v7

I have an iPhone 4S/16GB running OS 5.1.1 and would like to upgrade to at least 0S 6.1., or v 7.1 if that's more bug free and as fast running as 6. I put off upgrading the OS previously because I ...
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Why is my iPhone 4S showing so much “Other” data in iOS 7?

I've upgraded to iOS 7 on my iPhone 4s, cleared photos, cleared and turned off Photo Stream, deleted large apps, books, etc… and this is the 4th time I've installed iOS and started from scratch since ...
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Compatible RAM and SSD drive for macbook pro 2012 MD101

I want to help a friend upgrading her macbook pro macbook 2012 MD101 from 4GB RAM and HDD to 8GB RAM and SSD. Since I am not a mac guy myself, I need to ask you guys what is the compatible RAM ...
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iTunes “Check for Update” button puts up a dialog box asking for a file

This is on Snow Leopard. When I plug in my iPhone or iPad into iTunes and click the "Check for update" button, it puts up a dialog box asking me to choose a file. This is supposed to happen if you ...
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Yosemite upgrade and corrupt external partitioned hard drive?

I upgraded to Yosemite and shortly afterward mybook hard drive 1.5tb fat formatted failed to work. All I was doing was playing itunes songs stored on the partitioned hard drive. I then tried to verify ...
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Upgrade logic board of Macbook Unibody 4.1

I've recently found a (factory refurbished) logic board from a Macbook Unibody 5.2 (mid-2009; 820-2496-A) and want to replace the logic board of my Macbook Unibody 4.1 (early-2008) with it, so my ...
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Do I need to get separate SATA cables to upgrade my SSD to another SSD, and my optical drive to an HDD?

I have a 13" mid 2012 MacBook Pro, and I want to upgrade the storage capabilities. Specifically, I want to replace my 125 GB SSD with a 250 GB SSD, and my optical drive with a 1 TB HDD. The SSD ...
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Is there a way to download the iphoto 9.6 update/installer for an offline upgrade?

upgrading my mom's mac to yosemite - her internet connection is slow. Would like to put the updater/installer on a USB drive. on the apple site, there are direct downloads for older versions of ...
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New Larger Hard Drive on MacBook Pro

I have a 500 GB hard drive, and I need more space - I want to go up to 1TB of space. Is it possible to swap out hard drives and carry all my installed software, documents, images, settings, etc. ...
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How to resolve weird auto-logout issue?

Synopsis Since upgrading to Yosemite, when my MacBook automatically turns it's screen off to conserve energy it also logs out which bugs me because all of my processes are killed off; this never ...
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Will upgrading to Yosemite remove all my tweaks and setting?

I've made many small tweaks and preference customization to the Mavericks install on my Mac. If I upgrade to Yosemite, will those tweaks and preferences be reset and would require me to re-apply them? ...