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

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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 ...
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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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How to fix npm to find correct node enviorment?

I have installed homebrew via boxen. I did not know that npm update -g is a bad thing to do, as npm runs amok trying to update itself. Hence, npm stopped working. I am now trying to get node and npm ...
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Ios 6.1 to ios 7 even if there is already 7.1.1

Is it posible to update to ios 7 from ios 6.1 for ipad 4 even if there is update for ios 7.1.1
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upgrade a triple boot with 10.6.8 to 10.9 - potential problems?

I was hoping to find a consensus of people who knew about the complications of upgrading from 10.6.8 to 10.9. I see on the App Store that 240 gave 10.9 1 star while 489 gave it 5 stars - so that is ...
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Why am I being asked to pay for iPhoto when I already have it? [duplicate]

I just upgraded from Snow Leopard to Mavericks and when I run 'check for updates' in iPhoto it says there is an upgrade available but that I need to pay for it (this was not the case with the ...
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Can I upgrade the size of my Fusion Drive from 1TB to 3TB?

I bought a new iMac last summer and went with the 1TB Fusion drive. It works well, but is already full. Is it possible to upgrade the size of the fusion drive myself? Can I buy a 3TB internal drive ...
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How do I make sure the firmware for my newly installed SSD is up to date for Mac OSX? Note: cannot use optical drive

Installed a 2nd HD (SSD) onto my 15" MBP and wasn't sure how to upgrade the firmware. SanDisk 120 GB SSD. Anyone know?
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Mid 2010 MBP 15" - Manually Upgraded MBP, what should be my next steps?

I've been reading up on what to do after manually upgrading my MBP, and answers vary per individual/profession. I replaced Optical Drive with an 120GB SSD, and made SSD into bootdrive, HD into ...
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Advice in buying second hand Mac Book Pro?

i'm windows and linux user. Basically, i'm interested in mac because i'm web developer. Some of the development tools are run well on macs. Requirement (if required) I'm going to buy it in ...
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Simcard not recognized iPhone 3GS iOS 6.1.6

I've updated my jailbroken iPhone 3GS via iTunes restore to iOS 6.1.6, but after the update I am not able to activate my iPhone and its showing no service. It says no sim card is installed in the ...
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Is a clean Mac upgraded to Mavericks as good as one with it pre-installed?

I've just bought a new Air, from my local Apple Store, only to find that it comes with Mountain Lion! Should I return it for pre-installed one, or just let it upgrade?
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iOS software update for iPhone 3GS

I have iPhone 3GS with iOS 4.2.1 I am having lot of issues in downloading apps from app store as most of the apps do not support this iOS version anymore. There is an update for iOS 6.1.6 available ...
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New DDR3 Memory for Mac Mini

I bought a Mini last year and I want to update the RAM. I was shopping around to find some compatible memory and found (this)from a Spanish retailer. They are selling what you see on the picture and ...
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Upgrading jailbroken iOS 5.1.1 iPhone to (regular) iOS 7.1

I'm trying to upgrade and the new OS downloaded but everytime I want to install it, I get: Software Update Unavailable Software Update is not available at this time. Try again later. I read that ...
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Upgrading my 2007 iMac

I was considering purchasing a new Mac Mini as a way of upgrading my 2007 iMac. If this is not possible, I'll probably just purchase a new iMac. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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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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Upgrading a dev 2011 MBA to Mavericks

I have a 2011 MBA (i5 1.7Ghz with 4GB RAM) running Lion 10.7.5. I'm tempted to do a Mavericks upgrade (in the particular hope of improving power and memory management), but since this is a development ...
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Late 2009 MBP 15" battery drain on sleep after putting SSD and ram upgrade

I have a 2009 MacBook Pro (macbook pro 5.4) with Core 2 duo 2.53ghz 4GB RAM with 256 HDD. I upgraded the RAM and switched to SSD. Here are the specs: Crucial M4 CT256M4SSD2 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC ...
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Is the CT3309352 Crucial memory the same as CT2K4G3S1067M?

I am trying to help my brother and sister in-law upgrade their 2.26 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Mid 2009 MacBook Pro (MacBook Pro5,5) to Mavericks. The Mac is currently running Mac OS X 10.6.8 and has only ...
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How to improve old, slow iMac — new SSD? Or more RAM?

I have an old iMac for the kids: iMac 8,1 Core2 Duo with 3GB (2+1) RAM that was recently upgraded it to Mavericks 10.9 It's running quite slow; free RAM is always pretty low. Apps run "OK" once ...
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Should I format and upgrade to mavericks or upgrade to mavericks and format?

I am planning to upgrade on a Unibody Macbook (2008) to Mavericks. Mountain Lion is already installed and I felt it to be a bit sluggish when I upgraded. I also would like to start anew and clear some ...
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Installing two DDR3 SO-DIMMs as non-matched pairs in a MacBook

I've just upgraded my girlfriend's MacBook (I think it is a 2011 Model, one of the last white plastic ones) to Mavericks, and it has slowed down significantly. I'd like to upgrade the RAM on the ...
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how to upgrade iphone 3gs ios 4 to ios 6 directly?

Is it possible to upgrade directly to iOS 6 while from iOS 4? I'm just new with apple gadgets. iTunes only shows ios 4.2. Does it require me to upgrade one step at a time? It took a lot of time if it ...
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What is happening when my Mac is being optimized after an OS X update?

I have just updated to 10.9.2 and after the installation reboot this little message shows up: What exactly is happening in the background here?
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Is it possible to update any iOS 6 device to iOS 6.1.6?

Apple have just released software updates to fix a rather serious security problem where a valid SSL response wasn't checked properly to ensure it matches the site actually being browsed. I have an ...
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Upgrade to Mavericks from an external HDD

I have Snow Leopard on and external HDD. Is it possible to boot form the external drive, and install Mavericks on the internal drive via the Mac App Store?
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MacBookPro Ram Frequency

i have a MacBookPro 5,5 (Intel Core 2 Duo 2,26GHz) with Snow Leopard. Actualy i've 2 ram block of 2GB (total 4GB) of DDR3 at 1067MHz. Now i'm buying 2 ram bloc of 8GB of DDR3 but at 1600MHz, could ...
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iMac mid 2011 RAM upgrade compatability

Is this RAM going to be compatible with a mid 2011 iMac 21.5"?
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Upgrading to OS X Mavericks (10.9) via Screen Sharing

When I upgrade to OS X Mavericks (10.9), after the final reboot (where it asks for your Apple ID), should I expect Screen Sharing to be functioning properly? (Q: Has anyone done this, or can verify ...
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MySQL and server settings when upgrading Mac Pro from 10.6 to 10.7

I have my web development environment on a mac pro running on OS X version 10.6. I'm considering upgrading it to Mac OS X 10.7. Will it upgrade smoothly or do I have to reinstall mysql, perl and so ...
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Changing SSD's and keeping everything

I have a mid 2010 13" MBP. I have an SSD, its not big enough so I am upgrading from 128GB to 256GB. How can I take everything from the current SSD and then upload it to the new SSD - effectively ...