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How to preserve DHCP server settings when migrating from Lion Server to Mountain Lion Server?

I understand that DHCP server features will be "removed" from OS X Server with Mountain Lion and that there will be no way to manage these using the only remaining app for managing server features ...
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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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After upgrading to iOS 5, how to restore my apps?

I've just upgraded to iTunes 5 and iOS 5 and after the process completed, my apps are missing from my device. I can still see them in iTunes under Library/Apps folder, how do I push them to the ...
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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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Will upgrading to 4GB RAM on a white MacBook work?

I've seen discussions about upgrading memory but it was only for the MacBook Pro. I have a white 13" MacBook with 2GB memory, I'm considering about upgrading the memory to 4GB. Is it possible to ...
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How To Get Rid Of “Upgrade to OS X El Capitan” Notification?

The upgrade notification gets more and more intrusive day by day. Now there is no option to be "Reminded Tomorrow" or "Skip This" anymore. Now one could just turn on "Do Not Disturb" feature from ...
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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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Will 2GB ram run Yosemite smoothly

cant upgrade my 2009 iMac 2009 20" with 2GB for a few months but need to upgrade to 10.9.4 to install Yosemite. I am currently running 10.8.1 as a fresh install of Mountain Lion which runs fine, but ...
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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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How to remove an Adobe 'upgrade'?

I accidentally installed an upgrade of Adobe Acrobat Pro 7 to Adobe Acrobat Pro 11. (I had the Adobe Pro 7 for Windows and was sold the upgrade without being told that I had to separately buy the ...
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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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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 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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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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Will NTFS-3G and FUSE work out of the box if I upgrade from Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion?

On Snow Leopard I already have NTFS-3G (2010.10.2) and FUSE (MacFUSE Framework 2.2.1). I managed to install them and it works like a charm. If I upgrade to Mountain Lion, does the operating system ...
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Mountain Lion installer doesnt start after reboot

I am currently trying to install Mountain Lion and everything was going fine until it was time to reboot. First I tried rebooting then it said i needed to close applications so I clicked the button ...
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How will the free update to Mountain Lion work? [closed]

I am planning to buy a MBP 13" in the coming days. Although as soon as I buy it I will remove its HD and replace it with Crucial M4 256 SSD. Will that stop me from getting free update to ML? If so, ...
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How to determine how much RAM I can put in my Mac Pro

I have a Mac Pro 4,1 (Dual 2.66Ghz, 6GB Ram). I want to increase the RAM, possibly adding 8GB to my existing 6GB. The RAM slots are used as follows: SLOT1: 1GB SLOT2: 1GB SLOT3: 1GB SLOT4: OPEN ...
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how to remove Yosemite installer?

I had begin the update and left it overbite for download, it downloaded completely but then failed. I started the download again and this time it had finished successfully but I didn't notice it and ...
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Upgrade iPhone 5 from iOS 7.0.4 to iOS 7.1.2

I have an iPhone 5 that I use with Straight Talk (telecom provider) and I am trying to "upgrade" it from 7.0.4 to 7.1.2, or any release with the 7.x version for that matter. I specifically do not ...
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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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Safari 7.0 Very Slow since move to Mavericks?

Since Upgrading to Mavericks Safari 7.0 is extremely slow. Pages are slow to load, and there is a district Lag when typing into an internet page, you end up typing on the keyboard well ahead of whats ...
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How to upgrade from iOS 4 to iOS 6 without losing app data

I am still on iOS 4, and I understand that I need to erase my iPad before upgrading. But I don't want to lose the game data stored locally, particularly Candy Crush. :) Is there a way to preserve data ...
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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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Update and Jailbreak iPhone 4 IOS 4.3 to IOS 5.0

I am trying to update a jailbroken iPhone 4 IOS 4.3 to IOS 5.0. I have acquired the needed things from this link ...
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How do I troubleshoot “An error has occurred” when trying to update the Kindle app in the Mac App Store?

I'm able to update other apps, but for several days now I get "An error has occurred" when I press the Update button for the Kindle app: I wonder if the App Store is confused since it's displaying ...
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MacBook Pro 17 2009 - fails to turn on after optical drive upgrade

The optical drive on my MBP stopped accepting discs, so I removed the optical drive and replaced it with the optical drive from my MBP 15 2009. Now it doesn't start. During the upgrade I disconnected ...
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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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Can I still download OS X Mavericks for Free? [duplicate]

I never upgraded to Mountain Lion or Mavericks and now that Yosemite has arrived I thought of upgrading but I find that some of my software will not work with it. So I would like to upgrade to ...
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Anyone have any experience installing Corsair CM3X4GSD1066 memory on a Macbook Pro mid 2009? [closed]

Is the memory compatible for use in the mid-2009 aluminum unibody MBP? Reference: http://www.corsair.com/products/valueselect/default.aspx#notebook The specification is compatible, but from my ...
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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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What hardware upgrade would be most beneficial for a Mac?

Would it make more sense to buy a Mac with a better processor, or with a better graphics card, or a SSD? For general computer use, mainly word processing and Chrome/Safari.
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Would upgrading to SSD solve my performance issues?

My MacBook Pro specifications are: Core2Duo 2.65 Ghz 4 GB RAM 320 GB HD Performance is killing me literally. Really long response time. Do you suggest to replace the Hard disk with SSD one ? Is ...
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16G memory or an SSD to upgrade a Macbook? [duplicate]

I'm deciding on whether to spend the money to upgrade my RAM or add an SSD to my Macbook Pro. Here's the stats... Early 2011 MacBookPro8,1 i7 2.7Ghz 8G RAM STBD1000400 Seagate Hybrid 1TB drive I ...
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How do I wipe my MB Air's drive and start fresh?

I want to return my Air to the original factory settings, to the way it was before I added all kinds of junk to the solid state drive. I'm running Snow Leopard. So after I wipe it clean, I plan to ...
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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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Will there be issues if I install RAM modules with different sizes in a Mac mini?

I have a Mac mini late 2012 with 4 GB (2 x 2 GB) RAM. I bought another 8 GB RAM module and installed it in the Mac. Should I leave the 8 GB module alone or should I install one of the two 2 GB modules ...
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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 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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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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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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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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“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 ...