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

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Is there a technical reason not to upgrade a MacBook's RAM past its listed maximum?

According to this page, Macbooks are expandable to memories larger (and, in one case, faster) than those released by Apple. Search for "expandable" in that page to see the many cases. But Apple is ...
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How to down-clock RAM?

My Mac (Mid 2009- MacBookPro5,5) laptop installing OS 10.8.2. Currently, it is using 2 x 1GB (1066 Mhz). My friend gave me 2 x 2GB (1600 Mhz) of his 2012 Mac. After installing 2 x 2GB (1600 Mhz) on ...
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Can I download Mountain Lion and install it later?

Can I download Mountain Lion from the App Store and install it on my machine later? I have a very slow Internet connection at home, but I am traveling with my MacBook now and have temporary access to ...
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8GB 1333mhz SODIMM in Macbook Pro 13" 2010 (7,1) alongside original 2GB stick

I understand that 8gb modules are not officially supported in this MBP. However, this indicates that they are, as long as they are 1067mhz modules: Can I use 16 GB RAM with my MacBook Pro 7,1? I ...
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Can I install my old OSX on a different computer after upgrading?

I have a couple questions: 1) I currently have Snow Leopard on my one computer and on another computer I just have Leopard. I am purchasing Mountain Lion from the App Store today and am going to ...
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How do I upgrade a mac mini from OSX 10.4.11 to 10.6.8

I have an old 2007 mac mini that I am using as a media/music hub, and I'd like to be able to sync it with my iphone. But to do that I need to upgrade its old itunes (v8), but to do that I need to ...
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G4 files moving to 10.6.8

Coming out of the dark ages....moving my stuff from my old G4 PowerPC 10.5.8 to my recently-inherited MBP with 10.6.8 (intel). How can I move files from the old G4 to the newer MBP? I can't use ...
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Upgrading Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion and preserving Bootcamp partition

I have a 2010 MacPro running SL with a bootcamp partition (on the same bootdrive) containing a Windows 7 x64 installation which I use for work. I was about to upgrade the Mac to Mountain Lion but I'm ...
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SSD OEM Exact Model, Part Number and Manufacturer in MacBook Pro (Mid 2012)

Does anyone know the exact manufacturer, Apple part number or model number of a 512GB SSD drive in a BTO MacBook Pro (Mid 2012)? I cannot find any teardown photos or System Information screenshots ...
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how do I restore the origial base band to my iPhone 3G which was unlocked with Cydia?

I have an iOS 4.2 iPhone 3G which was unlocked utilizing Cydia. I understand that the base band was changed in the process. Now I am unable to upgrade to a newer iOS because it will reverse the ...
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Are the iLife install discs still compatible with Mountain Lion?

I'm about to install Mountain Lion to my Macbook Pro. But before I go for an upgrade, I've search some information about the Mountain Lion. Some says that their iLife was removed after upgrading. I'm ...
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Is it possible to restore individual app data (over iCloud)?

I am upgrading to a new iPhone 5 from an iPod touch, and I want a shiny new, fresh install. I would rather not restore the whole shebang from my tired old, disorganized, app-laden, settings-broken ...
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Which size is the smallest HD that I can use to install Snow leopard?

I had problems with my iMac (20" 2009 Intel and 4GB RAM) as I was updating the OS from OSX 10.5 to 10.6. It told me that I can't update in my main hard drive, so to don't format it, and my main hard ...
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What is the maximum capacity for a Time Capsule's hard drive?

I am thinking of buying a Time Capsule with a small hard drive and upgrading the drive to something larger. There is ample documentation on the web as to how to do it, but I am having a hard time ...
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Macbook Air 2012 memory upgrade

I've won a 4gb RAM Macbook Air yesterday. I know that the RAM is soldered to the motherboard, so therefore non user upgradeable. I was wondering whether my nearest Apple Store could perform an ...
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New Corsair ram beeping on late 2008 MacBook

I purchased Corsair RAM memory (2x4GB) CMSA8GX3M2A1066C7 from Amazon.com. According to the description it "Works with any Mac computer that supports 4GB DDR3 SODIMMs". My MacBook supports 6GB ...
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What causes a Mac to lose its serial number?

I upgrade my brand new late 2012 Mac Mini's drive to an SSD and changed the RAM. Now when looking up the serial number in "About this mac" or System Profiler it just says "System serial#" : The ...
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Is there a way to determine when an iOS upgrade was installed?

Is there any way within iOS, or via iTunes on a computer, to see the date when a particular iOS upgrade was installed on my device (iPhone/iPad)? Not the date the upgrade was released, but the date ...
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iOS 6 activation error on iPhone 3GS without SIM card

I recently got an iPhone 3GS without a SIM card. I upgraded it to iOS 6 from 5.1.1. However, the phone is stuck on "Activation error" after successfully connecting to my WiFi. The screen says: ...
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Complete Specs for Mid-2010 iMac & Early-2011 MacBook Pro?

OK, so here I am. I've searched anywhere I could but definitely couldn't find what I was looking for. I'm thinking of performing some sort of upgrade (e.g. SSD or memory or CPU) and I'm trying to ...
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SSD causes freezes and beach balls

I replaced my MacBook Pro optical drive with an Agility 3 SSD from OCZ, currently operating at SATA I speed only (it should run at SATA II speed, but that's another story). After a clean install of ...
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Why do apps which are not installed run from an external bootable drive?

After a disk crash in my MacBook Pro running Lion, I replaced the drive, installed Mountain Lion, and am rebuilding my system. I used Migration Assistant to transfer from an external bootable clone ...
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Apple ID replaced with someone else's after iOS 6 upgrade (Security breach)

I just updated my iPad retina (3rd generation) with iOS 6 and now my Apple ID has been replaced with someone else's ID. And its not jailbroken either. How did someone manage to do that? This is a ...
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Any figures on how wide spread iOS 6.0 is? [closed]

I am looking for some trustworthy figures on how many iphone users (or all ios users for that matter) that have upgraded to iOS 6.0, compared to how many still run on 5.x. Does anyone have some ...
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Upgrading to PHP 5.4 using Mac Port

I tried following the excellent instructions on this gist to upgrade my Mac to PHP 5.4, but before I do, I need to know: Is there an easy way to find out which php extensions do I have installed ...
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MacBook SSD replacement — sudden motion shock sensor in optical bay?

When looking to upgrade a MacBook Pro with a solid state drive (SSD), one option is to: First, install the SSD instead of the spinning hard disk drive (HDD). Then, install the HDD instead of the ...
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Is it possible to upgrade the SSD in a 2011 model Macbook Pro?

I have a 2011 model MacbookPro (MacBookPro8,2) which came with a 128GB SSD. I would like to upgrade the SSD to a larger size without voiding my AppleCare. Is it possible to upgrade the SSD at all? ...
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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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2012 iMac RAM Upgrade

I've just ordered the 27" iMac, which has user-upgradable RAM slots. There are four slots, and the default configuration that ships is two 4GB modules, and two empty spaces. Can I fill the other two ...
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How important is the 16gb ram upgrade on 15" retina macbook pro? [closed]

So I am on the market for a new workhorse laptop that will be my main computer. My use for it will be mostly web design/python programming, and would like to check out the latest games. I was ...
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Using memory with a higher MHz rating? [duplicate]

Can MacBook Pro's successfully support and fully exploit RAM of a higher MHz rating than that which they ship with? For example, take my 15" MacBook Pro (Late 2011) that ships with 4GB of 1333MHz ...
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Want to increase spead and reponsiveness in older Mac

Current Information: Software: Mac OSX (10.5.8) Processor: 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Memory: 1 GB 800 MHz DDR2 SDRAM I want to get my computer moving faster, specifically around safari, itunes, ...
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Remote installation of Mountain Lion OS X 10.8 as an upgrade, not a fresh install

Anyone have any ideas or suggestions (or know if its even possible) to remote upgrade a fleet of Macs from 10.6.8 to 10.8 remotely. I presume I can push the installESD through ARD, but I want it to ...
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Is it a good idea to seal off the optical drive bay after installing a second HDD?

When installing a HDD instead of the SuperDrive: Does the bracket, which holds the HDD, seal off the optical drive slot in the unibody? If not, it seems that debris and dust could get in. (I guess ...
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Is backup mandatory for upgrade to iOS 6 in iPhone 4S?

I know that it is recommended that I backup my data, but if I upgrade to an iPhone 4S to iOS 6, does everything in my iPhone get deleted? Or does it keep original data, except when some errors occur?
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Problem Installing Lion on MacBook2,1 using USB

I have a Macbook2,1 with 4GB RAM, Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz and Leopard 10.5.8 and I need to upgrade it to Lion. I've downloaded Lion installation dmg file and restored it to a USB disk using Disk ...
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How to upgrade a jailbroken 4th gen iPod touch to 5.1 or higher?

I was wondering how I could upgrade my jailbroken iPod touch 4g (4.1) to 5.1 or higher? I found the following instructions by cksum on the forum: You will require iTunes. Connect the device, then ...
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Why are new Apps only compatible with the latest version(s) of Mac OS X & not backward comatible with earlier versions of the Operating System?

I have noticed that many Apps require at least Mac OS X 10.7.4 to be installed on an apple mac and some apps even require Mac OS X 10.8 to be installed. Cant apps be made backward compatible for those ...
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Download iOS updates using a File and not from iTunes or have to connect to Internet

According to this article, one can upgrade iOS using the following methods via Wireless via iTunes So, is it possible for user to download the iOS as a file (and not via iTunes) and later copy to ...
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How to can I upgrade Xcode 4.1 to 4.5.2 properly?

I'm trying to get Xcode up to date... but i think i have a little problem. I go in the Mac App Store. I find Xcode. I click on free button, it asks me to connect with my Apple-ID. Done. I get the ...
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Can I upgrade my iPhone from iOS 4.2.1 to iOS 5? iTunes only shows iOS 6

I have an iPhone 4 with iOS 4.2.1. I want to upgrade my iPhone to iOS 5, but iTunes will only let me upgrade the iPhone to iOS 6. I'd prefer not to, since many important apps don't work in India, ...
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Can I extend my MacBook Air 13.3 A1369 SSD to 512GB?

So the question in the title “Can I extend my MacBook Air 13.3 A1369 SSD to 512GB?”
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After upgrading to iOS6, all my apps are gone

I upgraded my iPad to iOS 6. Now all my apps appear to be gone. Am I missing something? Have they moved to a new place? How do I get them back? (I don't sync my iPad to a computer, if that is ...
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Trying to update iPad 2 to iOS 6

I tried updating my iPad to iOS 6. I plugged the iPad into my computer and it showed that is was backing up, however the update never showed up on iPad. What do I need to do?
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Updating from iOS 4.x without iTunes

My old computer in which I had iTunes on is broken. So my question is, are there any other ways of updating an iPad without having iTunes? If not, are there any stores that will do it?
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Upgrade processor iMac (mid 2010 specifically)

I have a mac from mid 2010. I want to know if I can upgrade the processor from the current 3.6 Ghz dual core i3 processor to a quad core i5 or i7. There seems to be very little information on the ...
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access and recover leopard time machine backups in mountain lion

I will be upgrading a MacBook Pro (late 2008) from leopard to mountain lion soon with a a complete wipe by booting and installing from a self made mountain lion USB stick. That MacBook Pro has ...
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Upgrade to new MBP with OS X without reinstalling applications?

I hope someone can help with some basic advice: My wife has used a MacBook Pro since 2006, and I want to get her a new one, or at least a newer refurb. She has OS X 10.6.3 and wants to install it ...
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Is it easy to boot a from external drive with Snow Leopard on it?

I have a macbook pro and planning to (finally) upgrade to Lion and currently have snow leopard. I am also planning to swap the hdd to something bigger. I wish to still be have the option of booting it ...
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Can I install an IDE (PATA) optical drive in a 2009 Mac Pro?

The 2009 Mac Pro uses SATA for its optical drive bays. I have an older IDE (PATA) DVD burner I'd like to use with it. I know there are IDE-SATA adapters, but they take up some space, and the fit ...