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

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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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Would it work if I swap the hard drive between two Macbook Pro?

I have a 17" and a 15" Macbook Pro from about 2010. The 15" one recently has some problem with the speaker. Can I take its hard drive out and install it into the other 17" one? Would it work? The ...
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Can I replace RAM or processor in new Mac mini?

Is it possible from technical point of view to replace/upgrade on my own RAM or processor in new Mac mini released today (assuming that I'll use compatible replacement)?
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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 ...
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Should I upgrade RAM or to a SSD? [closed]

Ok, I have a late 2011 macbook pro that I'm looking to upgrade. It's sluggish with basic tasks such as right clicking to open the little options menu thingy (like the copy and past menu) and ...
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Upgrade OSX GM to final version

I want to install OSX Yosemite GM, but final version will release soon, can I upgrade Yosemite GM to final through Appstore when apple release final version? or I have to download another 5GB ?
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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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Which RAM to buy for mid 2010 15 Inch Macbook Pro

I am looking to upgrade my 15 inch macbook pro from 4GB to 8GB of RAM. I have never upgraded anything on a macbook before and I am wondering how important is the specific RAM that i purchase? I read ...
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New to Macbook Pro, need help upgrading

I was recently gifted an old Mid 2010 Macbook Pro with the following specs listed here: ...
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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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How to update OpenSSL with Homebrew on OS X 10.9.5?

Before updating OS X from 10.9.4 to x.x.5, I had OpenSSL updated through Homebrew to 1.0.1g. (I guess only symlinks are changed and both versions existed on the machine) With the OS update, the ...
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Can I upgrade the graphics card in my early 2008 iMac 20" with an 8800GS?

I have a 20" Early 2008 iMac (8,1) and my 2400 XT which is in it currently just isn't cutting it. I'm looking to upgrade to a higher card. I found a thread on macrumors (http://goo.gl/6oEm3j) that ...
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iPhone 5 Stuck in Recovery after IOS8 upgrade

My wife's iPhone 5 is now stuck in recovery after she tried to do a IOS8 update over the air. Of course she has no backup or anything like that, so this was an all or nothing upgrade. She got to ...
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Can't download Mavericks - I got a Mountain Lion CD, what to do?

This is the most silly question I'll ever ask, and I'm sorry for this. But doing the following: Step 1: https://itunes.apple.com/en/app/os-x-mavericks/id675248567 Step 2: ...
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A problem with using the iphoto library upgrader tool

I'm running OSX 10.9.4, and IPhoto 9.5.1. I have an old iphoto library (pre 7.0) on a time-machined backup external drive and wanted to access the photos on it. I tried to 'Switch' to it in IPhoto, ...
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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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Upgrading iPhoto 7

I have iPhoto 7.1.5, -came bundled with my MacBook when I purchased it. Am trying to upgrade to 9.5.1 - I have installed and run iPhoto Library Upgrader. I cannot seem to install the latest version ...
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Can I upgrade RAM on an early 2014 Macbook Pro with Retina display?

I bought a Macbook Pro with Retina display (4GB RAM, 128GB SSD) in April. It keeps freezing and about every 3 days, and I need to upgrade the RAM. Am I able to upgrade the RAM on this machine to 8GB ...
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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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Is using 10.8 (over 10.9) a security risk?

Is 10.8 currently (as of 2014 Aug) fully supported, especially security-wise, or using it might be a security risk?
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Three phantom monitors after upgrading to Mavericks

I just upgraded my old Macbook Air (late 2010) from 10.6.8 to Mavericks 10.9.4. The OS now sees three ghost monitors that do not exist: When I'm cordless, I can work around by mirroring the ...
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What's the best OSX for my 2007 3.1 MacBook 2.2Ghz Intel Core 2 Dual, 1GB RAM, currently using OS X 10.5.8?

My ol' clunker is doing very well considering its age, but I would like to upgrade its OSX to see if it runs a bit faster, and also because I can't run the latest versions of some applications on OS X ...
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Is there the way to resolve RAM problems?

I have Macbook Pro 13" Late 2011. It has 4GB RAM, i bought 2x8GB Corsair, CMSO8GX3M1A1333C9. It works cool in 98% of time, but when i play games or use very heavy apps like Photoshop, i always get ...
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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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Complicated iOS upgrade - no wifi, no computer

So, my niece has an iPhone 4s that I want to help her upgrade from iOS 6. Easy right? Lets throw in some complications. Her Wifi is broken. From what I've seen online, this is generally about a bad ...
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How to upgrade my Mac Pro to an OS newer than 10.6.8?

I have a Mac Pro running Snow Leopard. I tried upgrading to Mavericks, but the App Store won't let me download it. It directed me to this page. At first I thought it was because I was out of space ...
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Jailbroken iPhone 3GS shows “No Service” after upgrading to iOS 6.1.6

I used redsn0w to jail break after upgrading to iOS 6.1.6 via iTunes. Now it shows "No service" with or without the SIM. How do I resolve this?
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Can I upgrade RAM on late 2013 retina Mac Book Pro?

Do the late 2013 models (13" - (ME864, ME865, ME866), 15" - (ME293, ME294)) support RAM upgrades?
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1TB ssd in late 2013 rMBP 2.4 i5

I bought a 13" MacBook Pro with Retina display (Late 2013, 2.4GHz i5), and it only has 128GB storage. I found a 1 TB PCIe that will fit into the rig, but I'm a little confused from what I was reading ...
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Upgrading a 2010 Macbook pro

I have a 17" Macbook Pro, mid 2010, with a 2.66 GHz core i7. It has 4GB of memory and a 500 GB sata hard drive (5400 rpm). With this specification, if I have to update one and only one part of my ...
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Mac 10.5.8 system does not detect snow leopard cd disc to upgrade

I have a mac running on 10.5.8 and I want top upgrade it to snow leopard. When I insert the disc it does not show up. I tried booting it by pressing the option key, the C key and the command S key but ...
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iMac (mid-2010) RAM upgrade issue

I recently upgraded an iMac to 16 GB of RAM using 1600 MHz clock speed sticks. It worked fine, but I came to find I was supposed to install 1333 MHz sticks instead. So I tried switching the current ...
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Backup for downgrade from Mavericks to Snow Leopard on smaller Hard Drive?

This Problem might be very specific. After having been very happy with Snow Leopard for quite a while I am now seriously considering upgrading to Mavericks with my 2010 iMac. I would however like to ...
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Is FCP X 10.1.1 hanging because of older hardware?

I'm weighing the value of upgrading my machine because FCP X 10.1.1 is constantly hanging—more than once per 5 minutes—and I'm at a loss what to do. Is this just because I have older (Mid-2010) Xeon ...
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RAM for late 2008 Macbook?

I'm looking to upgrade the RAM in my late 2008 Macbook, see the spec below. A few people have mentioned getting Crucial RAM but I'm unsure of what specific RAM to get and what the limit is. Or if ...
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Updating a MacPro from Snow Leopard to Mavericks

I have Snow Leopard installed on an old MacPro. I want to upgrade to Mavericks. When I go to AppStore-->Mavericks and click on the download button nothing happens. Do I need to install the ...
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standalone upgrade from older version to current version osx

I want a standalone upgrade from an older osx (10.7.4) to the current mavericks. There is the free upgrade in the app store which normally would be perfect -- but my internet connection at home is ...
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Upgrading from Leopard to Mavericks

I have an iMac from 2008 that is currently running Leopard and I would like to upgrade to Mavericks. What ways are there to upgrade, while spending the least amount of money. Also, are there any ...
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Is there a canonical guide to replacing the hard drive in a MacBook Pro?

I have a mid-2010 Macbook Pro 7,1 that I have kept up to date over the years, currently running the latest version of Mavericks. I am planning to replace the 250 GB Toshiba hard drive it came with. ...
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OS X Server Upgrade Path

What's the upgrade path of OS X Server? If I bought Lion Server from Mac App Store, am I eligible to upgrade to Mountain Lion Server for free? Or if I'm based on Mountain Lion Server, can I upgrade to ...
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Will OS upgrade from Snow Leopard to Mavericks erase other partitions?

I have Macbook6,1 Late 2009 Unibody white Snow Leopard with dual boot Debian Wheezy installed on the other partition. I use EFI to show boot options at startup. Will upgrading to Mavericks ...
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Downgrading OS X version from Mavericks to last OS upgrade?

I had an Application I used a lot with kids in my family that ran on the Power PC Mac. It was an interactive Alphabet program by the Learning Company with talking cartoon Characters. 2 through 5 year ...
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Selective upgrade of ios firmware [duplicate]

I have IPhone 4 running with Version 5.1.1 (9B206) I would like to update the firmware, but not to the current latest version (7.1.1) which is known to be slow on IPhone 4. In the phone settings I ...
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Is it okay to uninstall the old versions of iWork/iLife after their respective upgrades that come with OSX Mavericks?

I noticed after upgrading to OSX Mavericks that shiny, new versions of many iWork and iLife apps had appeared. Yet, the old versions remained installed. All the new versions seem capable of opening ...
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Which parts of MBA-13" mid-2011 can be upgraded?

Which parts (if any) in Macbook Air 13" mid-2011 can be upgraded to either: an original part from a later version of Macbook Air/Pro or a third-party component which has a better performance/extra ...
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How can I upgrade my OS X 10.4.11 to Snow Leopard and then Mavericks?

I am on iMac PowerPC with OS X 10.4.11 Can I upgrade to Snow Leopard and then to Mavericks? If so, how?
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Installing specific iOS version on iPhone 4S

I've been asked to purchase an iPhone 4S for a team of developers for testing purposes. Two requirements that have been asked of the iPhone are: it should run iOS 7.0 instead of the most recent 7.1 ...
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Stuck in a boot loop after failed update to Mavericks, can't reformat HDD

I recently tried to upgrade a 2008 Mac Pro from Snow Leopard (10.6.8) to Mavericks (10.9.2) using the free upgrade available in the App Store. The upgrade seemed to go without a hitch until the ...
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How to upgrade Apache 2.2 to 2.4 in MacOSX Mavericks

My ISP has upgraded the server to Apache 2.4.9 from 2.2.xx. It has broken a couple things in my setup and I want to bring my local copy of Apache 2.2.26 to 2.4.9 so that I can test locally. I've been ...
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How can I update my OS X 10.5.8?

This is the first time I've ever had a computer that didn't play out on me before it needed an upgrade and now I'm lost. This is also my first Mac laptop, and I am running OS X 10.5.8 (Yes, I realize ...