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

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How to upgrade an iPad without losing data?

What do you mean "how to upgrade an iPad"? You plug it in, start iTunes, click Upgrade and that's it! That's what I thought before starting the process. After all, it's Apple we're talking about, ...
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Why do I have to update to the most recent iOS version?

I have an iPhone 4s that is still running iOS 5.1.1. Why is it not possible for me to update my device to a newer version of ios without going all the way to the latest?
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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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Upgraded from Mavericks 10.9.5 to Yosemite 10.10.3. Permissions are all messed up

If I try to move things to external hard drives I am asked for my admin password. If I try to move things in or out of the Applications folder I am asked for my password. I am asked for my password ...
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Macbook pro late 2011 can support 16GB 1600Mhz RAM [closed]

I want to upgrade my MacBook Pro to 16GB 1600Mhz of RAM. I want to know if it is possible before buying something incorrectly. My macbook model is MD322LL/A A1286.
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How to upgrade Mac Pro firmware?

So I'm buying a used Mac Pro 1.1 next month. It has an original dual Intel Xenon dual-core CPUs, and I'm aiming to upgrade it to Intel Xenon X5355s and I already bought them. I've read a lot about it ...
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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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Macbook Pro Randomly restarting after RAM upgrade

I upgraded to 8 GB of ram today from 4 GB and my macbook is restarting randomly in about 10 minutes after booting Here's the crash log Hope someone can help Thu Jun 18 20:00:39 2015 *** Panic ...
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Laptop frozen on Apple logo screen during update to Yosemite

I have a MacBook Pro from later 2011 running on the lion operating system. I took all the precautions noted on other websites (repaired disk, deleted large applications). I had enough storage for this ...
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Upgrade Macbook Air Logic Board

I'm looking at the logic boards for both the 2012 and 2013 Macbook Air. They look the exact same. I have to replace the logic board, and the extra battery life would be a plus. Is this possible? I ...
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SATA3 in a 2007 MacBook Pro?

I have an aging 15" MacBook Pro from 2007: Model ID: MacBookPro3,1 Model No.: A1226 In an attempt to squeeze a bit more life out of it, I've replaced the battery, upped the RAM, and I'm about to ...
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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 10.5.8 - can I upgrade the OS?

I have an iMac from 2007-2009 and I want to upgrade the software to improve performance. It's running Mac OS X 10.5.8 on an Intel Core 2 Duo processor (2.66 GHz). It displays 4 GB of memory and 451.6 ...
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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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Will upgrading RAM on my Macbook Pro significantly improve speed?

I have a mid-2012 Macbook Pro 13, 2.5 GHZ, non-retina, with 4 GB RAM, running Mavericks. I occasionally get the swirling beach ball when running various applications, such as XCode and iPhoto (not ...
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Can I upgrade MacBook Pro 13" with HDD

I'm planning to buy MacBook Pro 13" 256GB SSD but i find it too expensive. I thought that it would be better if i buy 128gb SSD and upgrade it with an HDD storage. Is that possible? If not, is Apple ...
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Upgrade or replace early 2008 Mac Pro?

I have an early 2008 Mac Pro that I use for research involving a lot of statistical computing. Some of this requires a decent amount of memory (storing hundreds of thousands of iterations of ...
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Can a MacBook Pro13-inc, 2.9GHz Dual-core Intel Core i7 use CL9 memory reliably?

Looking for a memory upgrade for a macbook pro 13-inc, 2.9GHz Dual-core Intel Core i7, The Apple specifications call for CL11 RAM. The question is if it will work fine with a CL9 memory so I can take ...
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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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Migration assistant plus TimeMachine clean, plus incremental

Is it possible to use the migration assistant to migrate Mac 10.10.3 from a mid 2012 MacBook Pro Retina 15" to a 2015 MacBook Pro Retina 15": Using a Time Machine backup (probably will take 24 hrs) ...
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Option/speed Q's about best configs to upgrade early 2008 Mac Pro 8-core to SSD

I'm a first-timer on here. I too have an early 2008 MacPro 8-core 2.8ghz with 16gbRam and stock Radeon 2600 Vcard. It's fairly well configured, but I'm sure that can improve response for a reasonable ...
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Does upgrading Yosemite risk losing material on HD?

What are the risks of losing what's on my hard disc--especially programs--when I update Yosemite?
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Upgrade to yosemite stops for 4 hours

Upgrade to yosemite has stopped. It has the apple logo with a progress line half way completed. ⌥ Control+L does nothing. What should I do it has been this way for 4.5 hours.
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Safari crashes after Yosemite Upgrade

My sister upgraded her 2011 MacBook Pro 15" to Yosemite from Mavericks. As far as I have been able to glean the upgrade went without a hitch, but now her computer is mostly unusable. It is very ...
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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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MacBook 5,1 Upgrade, Leapfrog to Yosemite and MBA Backup

My 2014 MacBook Air was recently stolen, but I have a full backup available via Time Machine saved to an Airport Extreme base station. For now I'm using an old MacBook 5,1 with an Intel Core 2 Duo ...
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Does a Corsair CMSO8GX3M1C1600C11 RAM works on a MBP mid 2012?

Does a Corsair CMSO8GX3M1C1600C11 RAM works on a MBP mid 2012? I know Corsair has mac compatible memory sticks but this one I mention is the only one I can get at my location. From what I see the ...
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Fully upgraded MBA or MBP (13")? [closed]

I'm looking to buy my first macbook and I am unsure which one to buy. I will use my laptop while travelling mostly next year on my working holiday visa for general purposes (web browsing, watching ...
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Yosemite command-line tool update programs

What command-line tool update programs are there in Yosemite? I've used: pip (for Python packages; seems to be built-in, unlike the following) brew (homebrew for application installation) gem (for ...
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Upgrade the hdd in the new mid 2011 iMac without buying an Apple certified hdd?

It has been recently discovered that Apple uses a new 7 pin hdd connection in their mid 2011 iMacs. When a none Apple certified hdd is installed the fans kick on during boot and system fails to start. ...
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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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How to keep a MS Word installation working after exchanging HDD without license key at hand?

I changed the HDD of a Macbook with OS X Yosemite by taking the HDD out of the computer and making a byte-by-byte copy with dd on Linux. Now MS Word refuses to start saying the copy isn't licensed. It ...
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keyboard shortcuts lost on iOS 8 upgrade

After up grading to iOS 8 i lost ALL my customized "keyboard shortcuts"... be it over a hundred of them. I spent ages setting them mostly for work and now have NONE. Tried upgrading to the latest ...
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My iPhoto Library has lost its index. Files are invisible, but still taking up space. Is there any way to retrieve them?

Okay--I've seen questions similar to this one, but not identical. So please hang in there while I try to explain this problem: Yesterday, I upgraded iPhoto to version 9.6. It seemed to be doing ...
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Problems of programs after upgrade from 10.10.2 to 10.10.3

I did this upgrade today. I found these bugs Some program-specific passwords gone such as Outlook 15.6 and System password for Google Mail All passwords for email-accounts in Outlook had to be ...
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Can a Maxtor ATA133 HDD be fitted into a 2001 iMac?

I am a proud owner of a 2001 iMac, with a 10GB HDD. Is it possible to install in its place a Maxtor ATA/133 HDD of 40GB (produced Aug 2003)?
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How can I update multiple MacBook Airs from Mavericks to Yosemite utilizing ARD?

I have multiple MacBook Airs on Mavericks that need to be updated to Yosemite. I currently have a Mac Mini Server on 10.9.5 – I'm using the Caching service to download the software to have it locally ...
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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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Resolving problems with development tools on upgrading to Mac Yosemite [closed]

I use software development tools including Java, MySQL, Apache, PHP, LaTeX and Homebrew on OS X 10.7.5. What problems might I encounter on upgrading to Mac Yosemite and how can these be resolved?
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How to upgrade to the latest iMovie for free?

My iMac was bought in late 2008 and I recently updated it to version OS X 10.9.4. I still have the '08 version of iMovie. How do I update it? And why would I have to pay to do so if it is a built in ...
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Yosemite and Parallels

I was wondering if adding more RAM would help the stalls and poor performance of a mid-2011 iMac. It was working great until I upgraded to Yosemite and the newer Parallels.
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Finder. No folder icon after upgrade to 10.10.3

After upgrade there is no folder icon in Finder: Does somebody have problem like this? Could you maybe help me with some advice? PS. Everything is ok with list view option in Finder.
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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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Can I restore a system upgrade from a Time Machine backup?

I created a full backup from OS X 10.10.3 and I'd expect that sub-minor upgrade to be included in the backup. However this seems not true when I apply that backup in the initial setup-process of a ...
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How to remove incompatible software flagged during 10.10.3 upgrade?

I just updated to 10.10.3 today and got this warning about incompatible software: I got the same warning during the 10.10.2 upgrade. I once had Trim Enabler installed and got a failure during ...
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Has Mountain Lion broken the ability to show Desktop with a gesture, begin dragging an icon, and unshow the Desktop?

I have just upgraded from Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion. Despite my initial concerns relating to the new gestures, I am actually getting on pretty well and many of the new features are welcome. I do ...
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Is RAM upgrade worth it if I have an SSD already?

I recently purchased a Macbook Pro. I had an SSD from my last computer which I formatted, installed into my Mac, and used as my one and only HD (I don't need that much space so I didn't opt to do the ...
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Can I update my iPhone 4S on iOS 6 to iOS 8?

I have new iPhone 4S with iOS 6.1.0. Can I upgrade my current iOS version to 8.0.2? Whether there can be a problem that I skipped iOS 7 and jump straight from 6 to 8 version?
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Can OS X 10.5.8 be installed on a 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7 Mac Mini?

Can OS X 10.5.8 be installed on a 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7 Mac Mini in order to upgrade to OS X 10.6.3 server? (The Goal: to quit 10.8 Server in order to use Rosetta software again)
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iPhone 6 upgrade, restore missing photos?

I just upgrade to my iPhone 6. I first made backup (to iCloud) on my iPhone 5, then i restored it on the iPhone 6. Now all works well and everything is there, except all my photos. Anybody has a ...