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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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Can I upgrade the SSD on the Early 2015 13" Macbook Pro?

I do not want to go to Apple to upgrade the SSD on my macbook pro 12,1. Is there a third-party SSD that would work with my Macbook Pro? I currently have the 128GB model, and it is running out of ...
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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 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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OS X El Capitan downloading froze and now it won't let me download? [duplicate]

I was trying to upgrade to OS X El Capitan when my screensaver kicked in or something and froze the download. But now the App Store shows it "download" as apposed to "downloading" when I try and ...
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My storage was not updated

I just changed my storage plan for 50 GB for $0.99 per month. When i went on settings>General>Storage and icloud usage, where it said storage above it i didnt have more storage. But the second box, ...
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iPhone 4s 6.1.3 Update to IOS 6

I have iPhone 4s with firmware IOS 6.1.3, i like upgrade to IOS 7. Actually signed firmware for iPhone 4s is IOS 9.1. Is Possible?
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What if you skip logging into Apple after a Mac OS X upgrade?

When you upgrade Mac OS X, a screen pops up asking if you want to log into your Apple account. If you choose to skip it (say because you want to reset your password and need to login to finish 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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iCloud for Windows can't upgrade, uninstall, or repair. How can I proceed?

Lately Apple Software Update has been popping up with a recommended upgrade to iCloud 5.0. (I am currently on 4.1.1.53, on Windows 10 with the Fall Update). Each time I attempt to upgrade, the ...
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Speed MacBook mid 2010 to run faster?

My MacBook has been slow for several OS updates; I've removed all documents and unused applications. Is there anything I can do to upgrade my mid 2010 MacBook to run faster?
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Can you backup/restore a Fusion drive with a simple 'dd' command?

I have a MacPro with two drives configured as a Fusion drive. It is worth noting that the HDD of the pair also has a bootcamp partition carved out. I'm nearly ready to upgrade from Mavericks to El ...
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Error when installing El Capitan: disk does not use GUID partition scheme, and I am unable to convert

I am running Yosemite version 10.10.5. I have a second partition running Windows 10. My main partition, running OS X, is formatted as Mac OS Extended (Journaled). I try to follow the instructions in ...
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OSX 10.5.8 to 10.6.3 upgrade issue

I have an Apple iMac which has 2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4GB 1067MHz DDR3 memory, running OSX 10.5.8. I am trying to install Snow Leopard 10.6.3 to I can jump to a more current OS. When I insert the ...
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How can I prevent OSX upgrade messing up my apache ant install

I'm a developer that uses Apache Ant as part of my build environment, but every time I upgrade my Mac to a new version of the OS (such as Yosemite to El Capitan) it breaks the ant install it there a ...
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Is it worth upgrading to SSD or just to buy new?

I'm deciding whether or not to upgrade to SSD's in my Late 2011 15" MacBook Pro 2.4 GHz i7, or if its finally starting to come to that time where I need to just fork out and buy a new MacBook. I'm ...
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Upgrade Yosemite 10.10.2 on VMware

I'm running Yosemite 10.10.2 on my VMware. I'm trying to upgrade my OS X but I don't want to use app store for upgrading . Is it possible to download the upgrade file and install it? Or is it ...
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How to Fix, iCloud.exe using more than 1GB RAM memory?

I noticed it few days back after I installed/ upgraded latest iCloud setup after upgrading to iTunes 12.3.0.4 to go to iOS 9.x. Figured it was a freak incident, so after the last sync yesterday ...
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Optimal Memory Layout for Late 2015 iMac

I purchased an additional 2 8GB ram sticks for my iMac. My intent was to upgrade the original 8GB (from Apple) to a total of 24GB. When I opened the back, I noticed Apple had installed a 4GB slot ...
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Are there any differences between MacPro4,1 2009 and MacPro5,1 2010 besides firmware?

I've noticed on many used MacPro listings that people have upgraded a MacPro4,1 (a.k.a. 2009) to a MacPro5,1 (a.k.a. 2010) simply by updating the firmware. From this, it appears that these machines ...
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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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What is the latest version of OS X that I can run on a Black MacBook 4,1 (Early 2008 model?)

I would like to run OS X El Capitan on an older, black MacBook 4,1 (Early 2008 model with 2GB of RAM). However, after looking at the El Capitan specifications, it appears that OS X 10.11 requires at ...
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Unable to carry out Software Update on OS X 10.5.8

I have tried to carry out a Software Update on a Mac running OS X 10.5.8. My first problem is that I am unable to find the Mac App Store on this computer (whether by using the search function or ...
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Can I upgrade my iOS using the iTunes restore, but not to the latest version? [duplicate]

Right now, the latest version of iOS is 9.1. Mine is 8.1.2. Can I use the restore option in iTunes to install version 9.0.2 or do I have to update to 9.1 and then downgrade to 9.0.2?
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Upgrading from OSX 10.5.8 to 10.6 (Snow Leopard)

I own an iMac (Early 2008) running Mac OSX 10.5.8 and I want to upgrade it to 10.6 (Snow Leopard) using a USB Stick. I can run the installation program when I boot from the USB-Stick, but there is no ...
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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 iPad to newer (but not latest) iOS [duplicate]

How do I upgrade my iPad 3 from iOS 5.1 to 7.x (now when the latest version is >8)?
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iMac 27 3.2 GHz core i5 [late 2013] memory upgrade

I'm thinking to upgrade memory on my iMac 27 3.2 GHz core i5 [late 2013]. It has currently built-in 8GB [4GB x 2] RAM. My questions are: 1] Can I upgrade RAM by simply adding 16GB [8GB x 2] in two ...
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Should i upgrade my 2009 macbookpro components on general way?

I've a MacBook Pro (mid 2009), and it has low performance. If I can should I upgrade the memory` and/or a new hard drive or SSD? I don't want to buy another one if my Mac is in perfect condition. My ...
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Anyway to add new processor to MacBook 5,1 or MacBook Air 204

I'd like to add a faster processor to my MacBook Air 2014 or my MacBook 5,1 unibody. Is this possible at all?
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Apache 2.4 display forbidden at projects after upgrade to OS X El Capitan

I'm having a 403 Forbidden message in my projects that contain a .htaccess file, this happened after upgrade to OS X 10.11 El Capitan. I have no idea why, I've been looking for an answer and I've ...
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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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OS X installer corrupt

I have recently done a clean reinstall of OS X to fix my corrupted drive and everything is fine running Mavericks. However, I have been trying to upgrade to Yosemite, first by downloading from App ...
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Get out of OS upgrade installer on restart?

The installer for 'El Capitan' stops and says "File system verify or repair failed. Quit the installer to restart your computer and try again." It shows a "Restart" button. When I restart, it gets ...
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Getting error when update mac os from Mavericks (10.9.5) to El Capitan (Latest version)

I want to update my mac mini OS from Maverics to EI Capitan. When i click on Get button at that time it will give a error message. For better understanding i attached screen shot of the error ...
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Upgrade to Yosemite deleted old email messages

Encountered this odd issue where an upgrade to Yosemite deleted email messages older than 2 October 2015. Does anyone here know why this would happen and if there's a way of recovering them?
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Upgrading to Yosemite [duplicate]

I'm on Mavericks. Now that El Capitan is out, I do not want to upgrade to it (I am a rather conservative user), but it seems that I have no simple option in App Store to upgrade to Yosemite. There ...
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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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Now that Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) is released, how can I upgrade from Mac OS X 10.9.5 (Mavericks) to Mac OS X 10.10.5 (Yosemite)?

The title says it all. I am using a Mac Mini (Late 2012) that is running Mac OS X 10.9.5 (Mavericks). I avoided upgrading to Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) when it was first released because of all of the ...
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Alternative Method to Acquire El Capitan Upgrade

Is there a way to acquire a copy of the El Capitan upgrade without downloading it first via the App Store, for example via a USB Drive? I know you can make a USB Drive after downloading El Capitan, ...
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Upgraded to El Capitan, now computer running slowly, disk space changing, software not working

Not being computer savvy, I think I made all sorts of mistakes when I decided to upgrade my macbook pro to El Capitan yesterday but I need to figure out how best to go forward. Mistake 1: I made the ...
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El Capitan update: This partition map modification would make a Windows partition unbootable

When trying to update to El Capitan (from Yosemite), I get the following error, and cannot proceed with the installation. This partition map modification would make a Windows partition unbootable ...
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MacBook White Unibody doesn't detect new HDD

I'm trying to upgrade a MacBook from mid-2009 (it's the A1342, MacBook 6,1) with a new hard disk. The original one was a 250GB and the new one I'm trying to install has 500GB and it's a Toshiba. I've ...
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Black screen (no boot up) after upgrading RAM to 16GB on mid 2010 macbook pro

I have a mid-2010 (core2duo) macbook pro with 4GB (2x2) RAM. I bought 2x8GB RAM Crucial 8GB Single DDR3 1600 MT/s (PC3-12800) CL11 SODIMM to upgrade RAM to 16GB. Now after replacing these RAMs my ...
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Upgrade to final from Public Beta?

I'm currently on the public beta of El Capitan, how do I upgrade to the final version of the new OS?
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Will my late 2012 macbook pro - 2.6 i7, 750gb HD, 16gb ram be fast enough for Yosemite?

My late 2012 macbook pro - 2.6 i7, 750gb HD, 16gb ram OSX 10.9.5 has been running very slow of late. Ive been trying to trouble shoot the issue for a while now, but together with the time spent ...
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Would “non supported” memory modules cause the Mac to restart frequently?

I've got a Mac Mini mid mid 2011 upgraded with 8GB memory using Kingston sticks, but after the upgrade the Mac now frequently blinks the screen black and then restarts itself. This is not a restart ...
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Cannot update OS X via the App Store

This only happens with OSX updates, all general apps work fine. I click install to update to the latest version, I get a couple prompts confirming I want to download and allow my computer to restart. ...
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Automate Yosemite Upgrade

I want to be able to launch the Yosemite Installer app from the Applications folder and install the upgrade with commands. When I look inside the InstallESD.img there are many PKG files, I am unsure ...
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Change the version - “zmień wersję” [duplicate]

After update from iOS 7 to iOS 9 I got stuck on the screen My iPhone haven't been synced with iTunes unfortunately, and I don't have a backup. PS: I think it could be "slide to upgrade" stuck ...