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

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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Is there a firmware upgrade for the Macbook6,1 from MB61.00C8.B00 to B02?

This question is directly relevant to my failing attempts to upgrade the RAM in a Late 2009 White Unibody MacBook (MacBook6,1) to 8GB, and the question may be better asked in that context. It is ...
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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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Finding an SSD that's compatible with a late 2007 MacBook?

I'm planning on upgrading my 120GB HDD to a 128GB SSD but I'm not sure which SSD will be compatible with my MacBook. My specs: MacBook late 2007 / Santa Rosa 2.2GHz / 4GB RAM Preferably, I'd like to ...
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Will upgrading to 4GB RAM on a white MacBook work?

I've seen discussions about upgrading memory but it was only for the MacBook Pro. I have a white 13" MacBook with 2GB memory, I'm considering about upgrading the memory to 4GB. Is it possible to ...
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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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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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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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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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Can I install any iOS version I wish by picking and choosing which firmware to restore?

I'm trying to downgrade my iPhone 4s from iOS 7 to iOS 6.1.3 as per this question. But every time I try, I always receive this error: The iPhone could not be restored. This device isn't eligible ...
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Can I use 16GB DDR3-1600MHz RAM in an early Macbook Pro 8.2?

I found Macs which had: 16GB RAM installed 8GB RAM installed, but running on 1600MHz instead of 1333MHz (link in dutch) Question Is it possible to put 16GB running at 1600MHz in my Mac? If ...
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Is it normal for iOS updates to fail or to take hours on launch day?

After just accepting the iOS 7.0 upgrade dialog on my iPad, the gears spin for a moment and it looks like the download will start, but then the install fails. Is this something I can fix?
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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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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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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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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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Internal SSD not found when installing OS X

I just upgraded my Mac Mini Late 2012 to an SSD. Now, I wanted to boot from my bootable USB and then install Mac OS X to my SSD but it does not find the SSD when I want to select it. The SSD is from ...
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Will i be able to upgrade from ios 9.1 beta to 9.1 stable

I upgraded ios to 9.1 beta from 9.0 last beta a week ago. However i can't downgrade it to 9.0 stable as i don't have a backup. How will i be able to update to 9.1 stable from 9.1 beta when 9.1 ...
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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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How to update some application to latest version with homebrew-cask?

I noticed some packages provided by homebrew-cask uses a url of the latest version and a version number of "latest" such as dropbox and chrome. Thus they will never be upgraded with brew upgrade. Is ...
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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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What is happening when my Mac is being optimized after an OS X update?

I have just updated to 10.9.2 and after the installation reboot this little message shows up: What exactly is happening in the background here?
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Applying an old EFI update on a new version of OSX

I have El Capitan running on a MacMini 2010 that I use as a media player/server. The computer used to be my mother's and I have just noticed that she has never applied any of the firmware updates ...
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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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iMac: update OS X from 10.5.8 to 10.6 (and beyond)

A friend of mine has a desktop Apple computer (I googled Apple computer images and it looks like an iMac). He has Mac OS X version 10.5.8. When we tried to upgrade it the OS reported that there are no ...
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Upgrading an old mac mini intel 1.1 for Lion

I'm looking to buy an older mac mini (v1.1) CoreDuo 1.66Ghz 2Gb DDR2, 80Gb HD. My research shows the original OS was Mac OS X 10.4.11. So my question is: if i will upgrade my CPU from T2300 to T7200 ...
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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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Can you still download Yosemite if not can i clean install Yosemite from a USB stick made for another machine?

Ive got several computers that i manage, last week just before the release of El Capitan i upgrade one of them to Yosemite, i now want to upgrade the rest to Yosemite (the reason im not going straight ...
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Does a M.2 2280 SSD fit in a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014)?

I have a standard 256GB SSD right now. I would like to upgrade that to a 512GB or higher. When I was looking around I found this SAMSUNG 950 PRO 512 GB SSD that has a huge performance in write and ...
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Can I solder more memory into my MacBook Air

I love everything about my Macook Air except its very low maximum memory (and yes I bought it with the maximum available at the time). So I'm thinking "I know how to solder... how hard can it be?". ...
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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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Unable to install Boot Camp 6 Update for Windows 10 due an invalid signature

I previously upgraded to Windows 10 on my MacBook Pro (Mid 2012)'s Windows (former W7) Partition. Sadly I'm unable to install the BootCamp 6 update - it fails during the installation. Following error ...
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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: ...