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

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Upgrading to new iPad, how can I get old settings and apps directly to new iPad?

I bought iPad 2 but it is very poor during lectures, very poor camera and storing A4 papers very imprecise. I have over 100 Apps, done all email settings and other things -- probably over 10 hours' ...
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Upgrade from Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion in non personal & large scaled development environment

My company is still running Snow Leopard and we're thinking of upgrading to Mountain Lion soon. We are developing iOs and MacOsX applications and have a small break between the old projects and the ...
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Can I keep Bootcamp Partition on “secondary” drive when upgrading to SSD?

here goes another SSD upgrade question. So I got a late 2008 Macbook Pro 2,53 GHz with 8 GB RAM and a 320 GB internal HDD. On this HDD, I got Mountain Lion (260 GB capacity, 100 GB used) and a ...
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Mid 2009 MacBook Pro HDD/SSD upgrade suggestion? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Trouble with SSD/HDD in Macbook Pro Mid 2009 I have a mid 2009 15" 2.53 GHz MacBook Pro with 8 GB RAM and a 250 GB HDD. Recently, I purchased a WD 1TB 2.5" 5400 hard ...
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How to install an Operating System after replacing optical Drive by a second HDD on MacBook white late 2009?

I want to improve the performance of my MacBook white by donating it a Solid State Drive. Because the prices are too high and I don't want to get stuck in space shortage, I thought of replacing the ...
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If I'm an Apple iOS developer, can I do iOS upgrades, downgrades within the registered devices?

I have an iPad 2 GSM with iOS 4.3.5 that I would like to upgrade to iOS 5.1.1. I tried to upgrade using an Apple 5.1.1 image, without success due to the signing window for 5.1.1 being closed. If I ...
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How to upgrade a mac from 10.4?

An old MacBook still running 10.4 just showed up. Unfortunately, 10.4 isn't new enough to run the software it needs to run, so I'm trying to figure out how to upgrade it something newer. The usual ...
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“brew link node” creates/removes different number of symlinks when repeated

I was upgrading Node.js node through Homebrew's brew upgrade, and it didn't link correctly. $ brew update (snip-snip formulae were updated) $ brew upgrade (snip-snip other upgrades) ==> ...
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Fresh install or Cloning when migrating from HDD to smaller SSD (considering fragmentation, mostly)?

I own a mid 2010 6,2 MBP and I am considering the upgrade to a SSD. I would probably get a 256GBs SSD and replace my optical drive for the older HDD, so I can have a little more of capacity, as I ...
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OS X 10.5 upgrade to OS X 10.7 with data saving

They gave me macbook for development, it's quite powerful, but I need to upgrade i to OS X Lion because otherwise I can't run Xcode 4.X. How to upgrade but to save existing data somewhere on the hard ...
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How to get my keyboard backlight back after Mountain Lion upgrade?

I have a non-Unibody MacBook Pro running 10.8.2. After I installed Mountain Lion, the keyboard backlight does not light up any more. Is it a connection with the new OS, or is it a defect of my Mac?
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How do I hide a software update?

I need to hide a software update in Mountain Lion, so that when I press "update all" this piece of software is skipped. I followed the directions here but am unable to make it work in Mountain ...
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What might cause mouse and keyboard freezes after updating to OSX 10.8.2?

After the 10.8.2 update, keyboard and mouse input is hanging intermittently on my 2011 MacBook Air. It occurs in several applications (have tested with Safari and App Store). The keyboard input and ...
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Error stating that I'm running an older version of Mail with a newer version of Mac OS X

Mail.app stopped working on my Snow Leopard Mac after installing Security Update 2012-004 (Snow Leopard) (Post Date: September 19, 2012). Long ago, I moved Mail.app to a directory different from ...
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What is preventing an OTA update to iOS 6 on an iPod touch 4th gen?

I have iPod Touch 8GB 4th generation version. I got a notification that iOS 6 is available for the iPod. I have downloaded new iOS 6 but it's not getting installed. When I select Software Update -> ...
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Can I upgrade an iPhone from iOS 4 to to iOS 5 now that iOS 6 has come out?

If I have an iPhone running iOS 4 that I want to run iOS 5, but don't want to lose Google Maps by upgrading to iOS 6, is this possible?
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Upgrading a Mac from Leopard to Lion

I've two Macs: one MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo with 10.5.8 (Leopard) and the other MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo with 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard). How can I upgrade the Leopard Mac to Mountain Lion while leaving the ...
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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 to shorten startup time after Lion to Mountain Lion upgrade?

I have been looking for answers since and have seen a few that say I need to do a fresh install and whatnot. I am simply unhappy with the fact that I just bought a brand new laptop that got a free ...
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Configure MacBook Air at Apple Premium Resellers in Singapore

I am Abhimanyu, located in Singapore. I have a question for you all: Can I configure MacBook Air at one of the Apple Premium Resellers? I want to buy 13" MacBook Air, but I need 8 GB Memory, instead ...
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How can I reduce/optimize downloads when upgrading to an SSD and installing Mountain Lion?

I am worried about downloading so many things: Here what is I have: A macbook Pro, with Mountain Lion installed (Upgraded from Lion) Things installed Xcode, Eclipse with android, RVM, GIT, And lot ...
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Ordering a 21.5" iMac with a different graphics card

I've searched through the site but it seems nobody asked this. Basically, my question is: When ordering a new 21.5" iMac, is it possible to choose a different graphics card other than the listed ...
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Help chose a better upgrade for my MacBook5,2

I recently got a 2009 macbook 5,2 as a gift from my uncle. When i tried to install MAMP it says i need to upgrade my OS. What will be best option for my mac. I am very new to these mac things & i ...
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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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Mountain Lion on Macbook Air

Just got a MacBook Air, and it is running OSX 10.7.4. Is it possible to upgrade to 10.8 (Mountain Lion)? Are there any benefits to doing so? What is the process?
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How can I download Snow Leopard?

I am running a MacBook Pro on Mac OS X 10.5.8 I want to upgrade to Mountain Lion, but cannot download it as I do not have Snow Leopard. I cannot find Snow Leopard to download. Where might I get ...
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Is there a way to update parallels without using automatic updates?

I need to be able to download updates to Parallels on one machine and then distribute the update to multiple, other machines, on a separate network. Is there a way to do this? I've tried to both ...
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Faulty power button on an iphone 3g and upgrade to 4.1

I have a jailbroken 3.1.3 iPhone 3G with a faulty power button. I would like to upgrade it to the newest version of iOS possible, but obviously it needs to be done without using said power button - ...
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Better to migrate before upgrade to Lion, or upgrade before migrating?

I'm getting a new MacBook Pro, and I am wondering about the relative merits of: installing Mountain Lion on the new laptop before migrating my account from my old MBP; or migrating my account and ...
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Macports issues after Mountain Lion upgrade

After upgrading Lion to Mountain Lion, the MacPorts system seems broken. Refering to the MacPorts's migration page, the best solution seems to unistall all and reinstall all the ports. Is there a ...
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Is it bad to stop the Mountain Lion installer halfway through an install?

I already have Mountain Lion. I started installing it again (it warns you that you already have it). I realized I don't need to install it again. The install is halfway finished. Can I just quit ...
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How to fix VirtualBox that can't open since Mountain Lion upgrade?

I've a lot of softwares on my Mac, so, I've forgot to check some of them before upgrading MacOS to Mountain Lion (from Lion) Since Mountain Lion, VirtualBox throw this message when I try to open it: ...
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Apache 2 `UserDir` problem in OS X Mountain Lion (10.8) Server after upgrade from Lion (10.7)

I had a Mac under OS X Lion. I upgrade it to Mountain Lion, and buy the OS X Server software in the AppStore. Since the beginning, I use the Apache version bundled in Mac OS, and it work fine. But ...
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How to solve stuttering after upgrade to Mountain Lion?

After upgrading to Mountain Lion, audio playback in iTunes stutters, as well as video playback and other minor system hangs. How can I solve this without a downgrade? Is there confirmation of it ...
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How do I move my Amazon books to new iPad

If I upgrade to a new iPad will all of my Amazon content be moved over?
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Can we upgrade PowerPC Macs to OS X 10.7 now that 10.8 is out?

I know that 10.8 is out now, but we have older Macs that will not work under 10.8, as they do not have Intel processors. Can we still buy and get 10.7, which I believe will support older CPUs?
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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 recover Mountain Lion's dmg file after installation?

I downloaded Mountain Lion from App Store and installed it. I have not set Time Machine and I installed Mountain Lion one hour ago (since posting this question). The dmg file is not in Applications ...
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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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How to fix iTunes/Skype where fonts all show up as boxes after Mountain Lion upgrade?

When I login to iTunes or Skype the fonts all show up as boxes. No fonts were removed on installed; none are disabled and all the normal ones show up. Doesn't happen on any web site; only seems to ...
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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 a Mac OS X DVD that came with a computer be used to upgrade another computer?

I have two computers -- the newest, a MacBook Pro, came with OS X 10.6, and the oldest, an iMac, is running 10.5.8. In order to upgrade from 10.5.8 to Mountain Lion, one has to first upgrade to 10.6, ...
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What is the “previous system” folder I have in my root directory after ML installation and is it safe to delete?

What is the "Previous System" folder I now have have in my root directory after upgrading Mountain Lion and is it safe to delete? It's 172MB of mostly random font files
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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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Will Mountain Lion make an older computer run faster or slower?

Performance/responsiveness is a common concern with new software, especially on older machines. In general, upgrading from Snow Leopard (10.6) to Lion (10.7) wasn't too bad, but now Mountain Lion ...
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Mountain Lion Free Upgrade Issue

I have bought my mac last month, so I am eligible to get a free upgrade of Mountain Lion. As Apple stated - I have requested for my upgrade and it said you will be notified with your upgrade code. ...
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How can I port apps from OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion to OS X 10.7 Lion?

In Mountain Lion, many of the day-to-day apps like Preview, TextEdit have been upgraded with some very useful features. (For instance, you can now insert a page into a PDF document using your scanner ...
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Just upgraded to Mountain Lion and I have to buy iPhoto again?

I originally was on Leopard. Then I got the free upgrade to Snow Leopard. I bought Lion when it was released and removed it after a few months because it made my machine too slow. I upgraded the ...
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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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OS X 10.8 installed over pre-release version, still shows as needing download after the installation has completed

Several months ago I received a new Mac Mini from my employer with a pre-release version of Mountain Lion in one of the partitions. Running in the pre release, I went through the App Store and ...