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

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Buying apps with different AppleID than one used to buy OS X Lion

Case: I bought a new Macbook pro and I got lion as free upgrade. By mistake my friend's apple id was stored in the Mac App Store and I didn't notice the error when I entered my redemption code. I ...
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Does the upgrading from Parallels Desktop (for Mac) 5 to 6 means reinstall Windows?

I have Parallels Desktop 5 for Mac. Does the upgrade to Parallels Desktop 6 means that I have to reinstall Windows 7 and all the other programs?
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What parts can you upgrade on a MacBook Pro?

If I buy a MacBook Pro, what parts can I upgrade later? Is it possible to upgrade to more memory? Is it possible to upgrade to another harddrive? e.g. to a newer SSD-drive? Anything else that is ...
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Lion refuses to download from App store stating “ unable to install on this machine”

I am unable to get Lion to download and uprgrade my Mac Mini as it gives an error message - "We could not complete your purchase. This version of Mac OS X 10.7 cannot be installed on this computer." ...
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Should i Buy SSD first or RAM for my Macbook?

I have a macbook pro 15 inch mid 2010. For school i have to use mostly Adobe applications but they take so long to boot up. Not only these programs but other programs too. What should i do to improve ...
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Can a MacBook 2,1 (late 2006) running 10.4 be upgraded to Lion?

I'm looking at upgrade options for a Macbook 2,1 with the following specs: Model Name: MacBook Model Identifier: MacBook2,1 Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo Processor Speed: 2 GHz ...
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“Unable to load the Parallels driver” after upgrade to Lion

I have Parallels Desktop 6 (6.0.11994) installed and after an upgrade to Lion, whenever I start Parallels, I get these two messages: Then Parallels Virtual Machines window appears but neither of ...
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Only account is a locked “Guest” after upgrading to OS Lion

My friend updated his 13" MacBook Pro to OS X Lion today. After upgrading he has been met with a login screen showing a single account, "Guest". This "Guest" account is password-protected and none of ...
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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 do I find the installed RAM layout in my MacBook without opening it up?

I have a mid-2009 MacBook with 4 GB of RAM installed in it and I'd like to upgrade it to 8 GB of RAM. In order to do that I have to figure out what the installed RAM configuration is so I can ...
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Migrate data from iPhone 4 to iPhone 4s

I have a Verizon iPhone 4. What the easiest way to migrate my data & settings from the iPhone 4 to a new Verizon iPhone 4s [I'm expecting one in a few days]? I want my new iPhone 4s to be just ...
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Pages 09 4.0.3 wants an update

When I open Pages 09 4.0.3, it tells me I need a software update; yet, running Software Update responds that all software is up to date. I believe there is a later version of Pages with improved Lion ...
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Is vHub Updater for VisualHub legit?

I got a newsletter to go to store.kagi.com It's an offer to buy an update to the discontinued video converting software Visualhub by Techspansion. What makes it a bit suspicious that there is no ...
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Can I save my free upgrade to Lion?

I've bought a MacBook Pro 8,1 one month ago. Snow Leopard was pre-installed on it. Yesterday, I did the free upgrade, provided by Apple. I received a code for the App Store. I filled it in, and I got ...
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Restore OS after Harddrive upgrade

I planning to upgrade my 2010 MBP's Hadrdrive from 160GB to 500GB, I have alrerady lot of data on the existing disk, including Bootcamp partition. Could anyone suggest how to do I go ahead with ...
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Why does memory appear near full even after upgrade?

I've just upgraded my MacBook Pro from 4GB to 8GB. Before the upgrade, I looked in the Activity Monitor and it said that it was using almost 3.98GB of 4GB (I'm a web developer, so I usually have lots ...
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Calendar problems with iOS 7 right after updating the device

Calendar on iPhone 4s does not work with iOS 7. It stopped working 2 days ago. It won't open on the phone. iCloud is working fine and so is iCal on my MacPro. How do I get it to work again?
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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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If I buy Montain Lion can I downgrade to Lion? Without purchasing it?

Gentlemans, I don't have Lion license, I'm running over Mac OS x - 10.6.6 (SnowLeopard) If I buy Montain Lion, I can downgrade do Lion? Thanks in advance
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How to install Mountain Lion on a disk that cannot be formatted in recovery mode?

I'm trying to do a clean install of Mountain Lion but I'm not being able to format my partition. I previously had Lion, encrypted the disk, then upgraded to Mountain Lion, then booted into recovery ...
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Update application install by another appleID

I use a mac install before by another user. This user install some application like Xcode with this appleID. Now this user not use this computer and I want update application he install before. I ...
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How to update iOS with limited hard drive space?

A friend of mine is trying to update her iphone OS through itune but it always fails as she has only 1GB free space left on partition C, and it seems that iTune is using it as temporary space. She's ...
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How to get apps to finish updating on iOS?

My iPad 1 runs iOS 5.0.1 but I believe I have had this problem with previous versions. I'll go into the App Store and find a lot of pending updates. I'll tell it to update all and then leave it on to ...
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Lion upgrade on early 2009 MacBook (2GB RAM, 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo)

Is it advisable to upgrade an early 2009 MacBook (2GB RAM, 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo) from 10.5.8 to Lion? Under 10.5.8, the user is complaining about some 'slowing down' (especially after a few days ...
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Can I use the same Lion OS X license on a home and a work machine, or do I have to buy one for each?

I bought a Lion OS X license for my home Mac. Can I use this same license to install Lion on my work computer? The Can I use the new Lion OS X license on two machines, or do I have to buy one for ...
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Why does Google Chrome mount and unmount a volume every few hours?

I'm assuming it's part of the 'check for updates' process, but does anyone know how this is controlled and what it's mounting and unmounting? I first discovered this behavior after updating Growl, ...
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Is there an easy way to update a NetBoot image?

I have a NetBoot image which I use for booting into to do things like disk maintenance and testing new applications without having to install them on my workstation. It's really handy, but I created ...
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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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Do I need to upgrade to get iTunes 10, or can OS X 10.4.11 run it?

So, I have an old iBook G4 running OS X 10.4.11 (It was a gift for Christmas.) and when I went to download some of my iTunes purchases to my computer, I got this (Basically, it didn't say "What's New ...
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How to get iLife '13 for free (update from iLife '11)?

I currently have iLife '11 installed on my iMac from a retail disk purchased new from eBay. Under the updates section of the App Store, there is nothing that says iLife Update. I thought updates for ...
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Calendar issue on OS X Mavericks

When I try to open Calendar I'm told "You can't use this version of the application 'Calendar' with this version of OS X. You have Calendar 6.0." Any ideas why this could be happening? I just ...
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upgrading iphone 4 to iOS 5

I updated my iPhone 4 from iOS 4 to iOS 5 a while back. Now I am trying to update my wife's iPhone 4 without jumping all the way to iOS 6, so how do I determine what model I need? 5.0.1 (3GS): ...
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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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Preinstalled Mountain Lion and iWork is not found for Updates

My Retina Macbook Pro came with 10.8.0 preinstalled, I also have a normal boxed version of iWork '09 brought over from my old computer. When the 10.8.1 Update was out I got the Notification box that ...
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How can I upgrade Mac OS X for free on a recently bought rMBP?

I've recently bought a rMBP. I've heard I could ask for an OS update for free. Im not sure what that means as I'm new to the Mac. What should I do?
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Can I upgrade to Mountain Lion from Snow Leopard?

I'm currently running Snow Leopard (10.6.8) and I never upgraded to Lion. However, the features in Mountain Lion have me intrigued and I'd like to upgrade. Am I allowed to upgrade straight to ...
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Reinstall or Time Machine? How do I get back up and running?

I just got an SSD for my White Unibody MacBook. What's the fastest way to get back up on running on 10.7.3 with a Time Machine backup (on an external disk via usb 2.0) and a Lion 10.7.0 DVD? Can I ...
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Can I use a PC3-10600 memory on a MacBook with PC3-8500 slots?

I have a MacBook (13-inch, Late 2009) with the default 2GB of RAM, I want to update it to 8GBs, but I only found this model of memory to buy. The question is since the memory is more "powerful" than ...
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Upgrading Mac OS X pre Leopard

I want to upgrade Xcode but it tells me I first need to upgrade to Mac OS X 10.6.6 (I have 10.5.8). However, the links I find online all seem to expect me to use Leopard or Lion. How to I get ...
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Upgrading OS slowing down machine

How does one know if upgrading OS will slow down their relatively older machine? For example I bought a MacBook Air a couple of years ago. It came with Leopard and I've already upgraded to Snow ...
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Where did my file /etc/ppp/ip-up go after upgrading to Lion?

I upgraded to OS X 10.7 this morning and upon attempting to connect to my corporate VPN, I discovered that my script at /etc/ppp/ip-up has disappeared. Has anyone else encountered this problem, or do ...
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Force iTunes update overnight using cron

I was wondering if anyone knew a command line 'command' I could use in a cron to force the iTunes podcast updater to run overnight. I'm running 10.6
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Can the mid-2010 Macbook support more than 4GB of RAM?

I know of sites that sell 8GB sets for the MacBook. Apple states that they can have up to 4GB. One of my co-workers got her first gen MacBook to 6GB. Can anyone confirm that 8GB is recognized in last ...
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When upgrading to Yosemite from Mavericks are there any traps with Brew and Ports

Currently running Mavericks. Got a LOT of things installed through Homebrew and a handful through Ports. Are these going to survive the upgrade? What is best practice in this situation?
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Need to install minimum 10.9.4 for XCode, but running 2009 iMac with 2GB Ram, only option now is Yosemite

been given a iMac to configure for my new job. Its a 2009 20" iMac. I recently clean installed Mountain Lion, as I knew it was stable and I had a boot USB. I thought Mountain Lion would be enough ...
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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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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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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 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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Memory Upgrade: Planning to Use Different RAM Model

I'm considering upgrading to a total of 16GB RAM. Currently, I have 4GB. MacBook Pro: 13-inch, Late 2011 Memory 4 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 The problem: it appears the local resellers no longer have such ...