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

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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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Mac Pro 4,1 CPU upgrade

I own a Mac Pro 4,1 (single socket) with a Nehalem Quad-Core CPU. I'd like to upgrade it with a six-core Westmere processor. Now, what I have to do prior to installation of the Westmere processor? ...
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Upgrade to El Capitan? [duplicate]

I'm on Yosemite at the moment I want to upgrade but I fear it will break my applications. I have a MacBook Pro (Late 2011) 15''. The last time I updated my Logic Pro 8 broke and I was forced to pay ...
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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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iMac crashes after adding extra memory, any idea why?

My 2010 27" iMac just received a RAM upgrade: I bought a 16 GB RAM kit by Crucial on amazon. The specification meets this iMac model's requirement, and it has nice ratings. So right now the memory ...
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After upgrade to Yosemite Time Machine says “Disk Full” even if there's 350GB free space [closed]

I upgraded to Yosemite yesterday, and just now I got a Time Machine alert Disk is Full although there are 350+ GB on the backup disk according to Finder. It said it had deleted an old backup ...
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How to upgrade my browser on 10.6.8

These are the specs of my mac book, currently running Snow Leopard 10.6.8. I'm trying to upgrade my browser, as Gmail says it's out of date, and I can't access the playlist on amazon prime. I am not ...
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Upgrade iPhone 5 from iOS 7 to iOS 8

I want to upgrade my iPhone 5 running iOS 7 to iOS 8. I dont want the current iOS 9 update in my device. Is there any way to update my phone to iOS 8 without iOS 9?
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Increase VRAM on Mac mini Late 2012

I would like to increase the VRAM in my Mac mini Late 2012. I read on a couple of websites that upgrading the RAM will increase the VRAM. However, I upgraded from 4 GB of RAM to 16 GB which did not ...
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Should I upgrade my Mid 2009 MBP 15 2.8 to MBPr 13?

I code on eclipse and XCode on my Mid 2009 MBP 15 inch 2.8 ghz works very good. (very good = acceptable compile times and almost no occasional freezes. You don't get because of the slowness ...
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How to make brew installed software take effect over the manually installed one?

I have an older version of software that I once manually installed through installation package (version 0.6.6 -- I write it down here for later discussion purpose, but the version number is not ...
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Upgrade OS X operating system from the command line

You can upgrade software with sudo softwareupdate --install --all. Is it possible to upgrade the OS itself from the command line?
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El Capitan on MacBook Air with 2 GB ram

I have a MacBook Air (MacBookAir3,2) with 2 GB ram and still running Snow Leopard (10.6.8). The App Store offers me to upgrade to El Capitan, so I guess the MacBook Air is still supported. But I ...
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On new Mac, upgrade old Snow Leopard install or start with clean install?

I've got an old 2008 Macbook which is not eligible for upgrade to anything supported at the moment. So, I am looking to buy a new MacBook Pro. My question is, Is it better to copy/move my HDD to the ...
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Updating OS X to NOT the latest version

I have a macbook that is running OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion); for various compatibility-related reasons I would like to upgrade the system, but not to El Capitan. Yosemite (OS X 10.10) would be dandy. ...
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OS X upgrade leads to Contacts database destroyed

On a Mac running Mountain Lion (10.8.5) I had a Contacts database containing 700 entries organized within 12 groups. After a 1st analysis it seems that Mavericks and Yosemite upgrade destroy the ...
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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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How do I install OS X Yosemite without a working Mac App Store application?

My installation of the Mac App Store on Mavericks is broken. What alternatives are there for installing the new OS?
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Can't upgrade Yosemite from Mac App Store

I can't upgrade Yosemite at the Mac App Store. Everything else works but the last upgrade ( iTunes 12.3.2, Safari 9.0.2, etc.) It seems it is starting, but stops downloading.
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Fresh install after CPU upgrade

When installing a program on a Mac does the installer consider processor speed and number of cores in order to tailor the programs performance, and if so will upgrading processor architecture from ...
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Mac Mini (Late 2009) - Recommended OSX Version for it?

I have a Mac mini (Late 2009) (hw.model: Macmini3,1, 2 GB RAM) that I've got hooked on my TV primary as a "media consumption" device... but a while ago I updated it to: Mac-mini:~ javier$ sw_vers ...
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Upgrade 2011, 64 GB, iPad 2 (GSM model) running 5.1.1 to iOS 6 or 7 only - not jailbroken [duplicate]

I know this is similar to another question, but I think it's a different situation. I hope it's okay to start a new thread. I want to upgrade, but to nothing higher than iOS 6 or 7. The performance ...
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Can I upgrade the SSD on late 2013 retina Mac Book Pro?

Do the late 2013 models (13" - (ME864LL/A, ME865LL/A, ME866LL/A), 15" - (ME293LL/A, ME294LL/A)) support after market SSD upgrades? If so, is a drive that works with the late 2012/ early 2013 rMBPs ...
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Kernel panic in old MacBook Pro after upgrading to El Capitan

I'm trying to get my old 15-inch MacBook Pro (Mac-F42D86C8) from late 2008, back to life. I installed El Capitan operating system upgrade and since then, everytime I boot I reach a kernel panic and ...
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Highest capacity HDD compatible with late 2011 MacBook Pro optibay

What is the highest capacity hard drive model that would fit and work reliably in the optical bay of a 15" late 2011 MacBook Pro (MacBookPro8,2)? As far as I can tell, the issues at play are physical ...
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How to 'upgrade' to Windows 10, on Virtual Machine

I have Windows 7 on a virtual machine on my 2015 MBP. I want to try it on boot camp and upgrade to Windows 10, but Bootcamp won't allow anything below Windows 8. So it's not possible to 'upgrade'? Do ...
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Can I upgrade from Mountain Lion To Mavericks without the app store?

I don't want to create an App Store account because I don't like the idea of tying my computer with it. Can I still upgrade from Mountain Lion to Mavericks for free from the Apple servers without an ...
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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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Transcend Jetdrive vs OWC Aura

I've just bought a used 2012-era MacBook Air (model MacBookAir5,2). I'm considering upgrading the SSD using a Transcend Jetdrive or an OWC Aura. Going by their specs, both devices are the same. ...
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How to delete iOS 9 install file?

I have an ipad 2 with iOS 7. I got a notification about iOS 9 ready to install. I don't want to install iOS 9. The problem is before this I used to have 1GB+ storage space and now I only have 100MB+ ...
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Cannot update from OS X 10.11 to 10.11.1 - Stuck in loop

On 2014 iMac, OS X El Capitan 10.11... In App store, I select [Update] for OS X El Capitan Update 10.11.1 The option to restart is displayed. I select it. Then the message "Available updates have ...
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Will my emails be kept if I upgrade from 10.6.8 to 10.11?

I have a (Mid 2009) Macbook Pro. I want to upgrade my MacOS X version from 10.6.8 to 10.11 but I have some issues. I have so many important emails stored in Mail v4.5 on Snow Leopard that I don't ...
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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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How to upgrade an iPad to iOS 8 from iOS 7? [duplicate]

I have an iPad running iOs 7.x I want to install an app which requires iOs 8.0 or newer. But for compatibility reasons I can't install iOs 9.x yet, as it may break some existing app. Is there a way ...
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MacBook Pro - Apple Buyback Program [closed]

I recently purchased a certified refurbished MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014) on January 28th 2015 for $1,699. I'm using it now as I type this message. That being said, the hardware is in ...
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Will my backup from previous iTunes v12 be available when I installed iTunes v13 on same laptop?

I have a back up of my iphone 5s on itunes 12.1.2 After buying a new iPhone 6s, I opened immediately my iTunes 12.1.2 and a pop up window said that I have to download the latest iTunes before it can ...
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Apple Dual-Link DVI adapter doesn't work after upgrade to 10.9.2

I have a late 2011 MacBook Pro. I've been running 10.8.x. I'm using the Apple branded dual-link DVI adapter to connect an external WQHD monitor (1440p). It was working great with 10.8. I just ...
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Can I put this RAM into my iMac 27" mid 2010? (Corsair CMSO8GX3M2A1333C9)

I have an aluminium iMac (from mid/late 2010 I believe). I want to upgrade the memory from 4gb to 8 or 16. I'm no hardware guy, but from the info I read it would appear I can upgrade to any SO-DIMM ...
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How do I upgrade my 2010 MacBook Pro which has OS 10.7.5 to Yosemite?

My mid 2010 MacBook Pro arrived with OS 10.6.8 and I upgraded to Lion OS 10.7.5.I need to upgrade to bring Safari up to date, but am fearful that El Capitan is not yet sorted and may not run on my ...
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Upgrading and selling my MacBook, how do I clean install Lion and iLife?

I have a Unibody MacBook (late 2008) which shipped with Leopard (specs here). When I sell it, I know I can move my data and settings to my new Laptop through Migration Assistant; for the new owner, ...