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

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iPhone upgrade without deleting data

I have a iPhone 4, which is IOS 4.3.3. Now i need to upgrade it to the latest OS version, WITHOUT deleting any data. I have not tried to update my phone contacts in the last few years fearing it would ...
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Why my RAM runs at 800 MHz in 4 slots of my mac pro instead of 1066?

I've got a Mac Pro 4,1. I had two KVR1066D3Q8R7S/8G planks in it and it ran on 1066 Mhz. Now I've bought two planks of KVR1066D3Q8R7S/8GI (the same with "I" at the end - stands for intel ...
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OS X unusably unresponsive after upgrading 10.6 to 10.8

Every other click and keystroke seems to cause my MacBook to just freeze for minutes at a time. (I saw How to fix OS X Lion being unresponsive? but I'm not seeing much swap activity nor is my RAM ...
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Upgrading from sudo 1.7.4p6 to 1.8.6p7 on OS X 10.7.5

I downloaded sudo for os x 10.7 from the following link, I followed the readme instructions, but when I call sudo -V I still get the old version number. I can see the folders related claim to have ...
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CPU upgrade on MacBook Pro

I'm thinking about upgrading the CPU in my MacBook Pro from its current 3210M dual core processor to a 3632QM quad core processor. Is there any reason why this wouldn't be a good idea? The socket, ...
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How can I upgrade my MySQL 5.1 to MySQL 5.6, and migrate data

I previously installed MySQL 5.1 using the installer, since then created a number of users/databases, and now would like to upgrade to 5.6. What is the procedure to do so?
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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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Issues with upgrading iPhone4 to iOS 6

When I last upgrade my iPhone 4 to iOS 5, I later had to install another version of iTunes on my macbook to synchronize my files between my computer and my iPhone. This new version of iTunes required ...
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Help to use HD2 on Mac Pro currently on different OSX to HD1. How to unpartition whole system to one user [duplicate]

2nd MacProHD currently running on 10.5.4 and primary HD is on 10.7.5 - I am running out of space on primary HD & want to use my 2ndHD as well (mainly to store the 300GB of music I have). I need to ...
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Don't have access to itunes: How to skip ipad upgrade?

I don't have access to itunes, but i asked ipad to upgrade to latest ios release. Now my ipad is struck asking me to connect to itunes. How to skip this and boot the ipad normally?
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Black Screen after installing RAM in MacBook (early 2008)

I've tried installing 2 x 2gb DDR2 PC2-6400 modules into an early 2008 MacBook. After installation the machine booted into a black screen, with no chime. I tried reseating the RAM, same problem. I ...
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Replacing optical drive in macbook with SSD: does it matter where the SSD drive is installed?

I've just replaced my MacBook Pro's optical drive with an SSD. I used OWC's Data Doubler kit. I've moved my OS and all my data onto the SSD, and I'm now using it as my boot volume. In other threads, ...
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How to clean install Windows 8 Pro *Upgrade* on BootCamp already running Windows 7?

Now that Windows 8 is officially supported in the latest BootCamp, I am considering this for my Mac. There is plenty of general advice about installing Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro in BootCamp on a Mac. ...
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Old home folder not recognized after upgrade, how to recover?

Upon first boot after updating from 10.6.x to 10.8.x my friend started creating a new user account rather than importing the old one. When I look in ~/Users/.. I see /new_account and /old_account, ...
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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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How to install iTunes 10.7 on OS X 10.5.8

I have OS X 10.5.8 on a 2.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Mac, and I need to install iTunes 10.7 but it won't let me. I need to connect my iPad 4 and iPod nano to iTunes but it won't allow me unless I can ...
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Would a late 2008 MacBook run with 8 GB or RAM if correctly purchased?

We've got a late 2008 MacBook (already upgraded to 4GB RAM), it's fine -speed wise, but when checking the activity monitor were very close to running out of space -RAM wise. What I would like to do ...
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How do I find an app that got lost following upgrade to iO6

I upgraded to iOS6. Something went wrong, and after the upgrade I needed to use an iCloud backup to restore the iPad. Although almost all my apps came back, one is missing (it would have been in the ...
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Macbook Pro early 2011 16G Memory Upgrade

I just purchased a Corsair 16GB Memory upgrade for my 2.4GHz 13" MacBook Pro, but I have not been able to make it work. If I put both modules together or one of the modules alone the Mac wont bootup! ...
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Can I put a 7200 RPM hard drive in my MacBook Pro?

I have a 2009 15" unibody MacBook Pro. It came with a 250GB, 5400 RPM hard drive. Will a 7200 RPM drive make it overheat? I have read somewhere that putting a 7200 RPM hard drive in the MacBook Pro ...
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Have to upgrade to Mountain Lion. Want to wipe my drive, but can I then restore apps and data from LEOPARD backup on Time Machine?

So my lovely system that has been working wonderfully is finally out of date, as enough developers are no longer supporting it. I have to upgrade to Mountain Lion on my intel macbook. I'd like to ...
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Can I update from Lion Server to Mountain Lion Server through Remote Desktop?

I currently have a Lion Server providing DHCP for my network, and access that server exclusively through screen sharing over Apple Remote Desktop. I would like to upgrade from Lion Server to Mountain ...
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Is there a reason an older Macbook won't run Mountain Lion?

I needed Mountain Lion because some of the newer software of Apple, such as Xcode, requires Mountain Lion, but besides the iMac 27 I have, sometimes I need to go on trips and need to bring a white ...
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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? ...