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

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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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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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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 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: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Upgrade from Leopard (10.5.8) to El Capitan (10.11) without passing through Snow Leopard (10.6.8)

I have an iMac(Early 2009) running Leopard (10.5.8). Now I want to upgrade my OS to El Capitan (10.11). The situation is this one: ✔ my iMac version is listed under the upgradable devices ✘ MacOSX ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 space....
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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 ...