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

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How to upgrade an iPad without losing data?

What do you mean "how to upgrade an iPad"? You plug it in, start iTunes, click Upgrade and that's it! That's what I thought before starting the process. After all, it's Apple we're talking about, ...
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A problem with using the iphoto library upgrader tool

I'm running OSX 10.9.4, and IPhoto 9.5.1. I have an old iphoto library (pre 7.0) on a time-machined backup external drive and wanted to access the photos on it. I tried to 'Switch' to it in IPhoto, ...
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Can I upgrade an iPhone 5S directly to 8.3 from 7.1.3?

I am unable to upgrade iOS from 7.1.3 to 8.3 on my iPhone 5S. Can I upgrade directly to 8.3 or do I have to do it in stages i.e. from 7.2 onwards?
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Why do I have to update to the most recent iOS version?

I have an iPhone 4s that is still running iOS 5.1.1. Why is it not possible for me to update my device to a newer version of ios without going all the way to the latest?
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iMac: update OS X from 10.5.8 to 10.6 (and beyond)

A friend of mine has a desktop Apple computer (I googled Apple computer images and it looks like an iMac). He has Mac OS X version 10.5.8. When we tried to upgrade it the OS reported that there are no ...
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Is there a firmware upgrade for the Macbook6,1 from MB61.00C8.B00 to B02?

This question is directly relevant to my failing attempts to upgrade the RAM in a Late 2009 White Unibody MacBook (MacBook6,1) to 8GB, and the question may be better asked in that context. It is ...
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Upgraded from Mavericks 10.9.5 to Yosemite 10.10.3. Permissions are all messed up

If I try to move things to external hard drives I am asked for my admin password. If I try to move things in or out of the Applications folder I am asked for my password. I am asked for my password ...
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Macbook pro late 2011 can support 16GB 1600Mhz RAM [closed]

I want to upgrade my MacBook Pro to 16GB 1600Mhz of RAM. I want to know if it is possible before buying something incorrectly. My macbook model is MD322LL/A A1286.
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How to upgrade Mac Pro firmware?

So I'm buying a used Mac Pro 1.1 next month. It has an original dual Intel Xenon dual-core CPUs, and I'm aiming to upgrade it to Intel Xenon X5355s and I already bought them. I've read a lot about it ...
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Can I solder more memory into my MacBook Air

I love everything about my Macook Air except its very low maximum memory (and yes I bought it with the maximum available at the time). So I'm thinking "I know how to solder... how hard can it be?". ...
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OSX Yosemite Failed Download

I'm trying to install OSX Yosemite. I start the download from the app store and it sit and thinks for 40 minutes or so and then gives me the following error: Yosemite Failed to Download Please visit ...
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Macbook Pro Randomly restarting after RAM upgrade

I upgraded to 8 GB of ram today from 4 GB and my macbook is restarting randomly in about 10 minutes after booting Here's the crash log Hope someone can help Thu Jun 18 20:00:39 2015 *** Panic ...
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Laptop frozen on Apple logo screen during update to Yosemite

I have a MacBook Pro from later 2011 running on the lion operating system. I took all the precautions noted on other websites (repaired disk, deleted large applications). I had enough storage for this ...
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Upgrade Macbook Air Logic Board

I'm looking at the logic boards for both the 2012 and 2013 Macbook Air. They look the exact same. I have to replace the logic board, and the extra battery life would be a plus. Is this possible? I ...
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SATA3 in a 2007 MacBook Pro?

I have an aging 15" MacBook Pro from 2007: Model ID: MacBookPro3,1 Model No.: A1226 In an attempt to squeeze a bit more life out of it, I've replaced the battery, upped the RAM, and I'm about to ...
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Can I upgrade my 2008 Mac Pro completely?

Hey everyone, I have a 2008 Mac Pro/2.83hzXEON(8)/8800GT512mb. Is it possible for me to upgrade this machine to newer hardware, since it is Intel based? What would it entail to put a newer processor, ...
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OS X 10.5.8 - can I upgrade the OS?

I have an iMac from 2007-2009 and I want to upgrade the software to improve performance. It's running Mac OS X 10.5.8 on an Intel Core 2 Duo processor (2.66 GHz). It displays 4 GB of memory and 451.6 ...
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Yosemite upgrade frozen, what should I do?

I'm trying to upgrade a Macbook Pro to Yosemite. It downloaded everything just fine, restarted the machine into the installer process. That went just fine until it just stopped. It's on the ...
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Will upgrading RAM on my Macbook Pro significantly improve speed?

I have a mid-2012 Macbook Pro 13, 2.5 GHZ, non-retina, with 4 GB RAM, running Mavericks. I occasionally get the swirling beach ball when running various applications, such as XCode and iPhoto (not ...
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After upgrade to Yosemite Time Machine says “Disk Full” even if there's 350GB free space

I upgraded to Yosemite yesterday, and just now I got a Time Machine alert Disk is Full although there are 350+ GB on the backup disk according to Finder. It said it had deleted an old backup ...
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Facebook Video Chat plugin no longer works on Mavericks

After upgrading my Mac OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard to OS X 10.9 Mavericks, I've encountered a minor problem. The video chat plugin of Facebook no longer works. On the Facebook chat box, the video chat ...
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Can I upgrade MacBook Pro 13" with HDD

I'm planning to buy MacBook Pro 13" 256GB SSD but i find it too expensive. I thought that it would be better if i buy 128gb SSD and upgrade it with an HDD storage. Is that possible? If not, is Apple ...
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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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Upgrade or replace early 2008 Mac Pro?

I have an early 2008 Mac Pro that I use for research involving a lot of statistical computing. Some of this requires a decent amount of memory (storing hundreds of thousands of iterations of ...
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Can a MacBook Pro13-inc, 2.9GHz Dual-core Intel Core i7 use CL9 memory reliably?

Looking for a memory upgrade for a macbook pro 13-inc, 2.9GHz Dual-core Intel Core i7, The Apple specifications call for CL11 RAM. The question is if it will work fine with a CL9 memory so I can take ...
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Upgrading an old mac mini intel 1.1 for Lion

I'm looking to buy an older mac mini (v1.1) CoreDuo 1.66Ghz 2Gb DDR2, 80Gb HD. My research shows the original OS was Mac OS X 10.4.11. So my question is: if i will upgrade my CPU from T2300 to T7200 ...
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Should I upgrade my Mid 2009 MBP 15 2.8 to MBPr 13?

I code on eclipse and XCode on my Mid 2009 MBP 15 inch 2.8 ghz works very good. (very good = acceptable compile times and almost no occasional freezes. You don't get because of the slowness ...
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Login screen freezes after the Lion 10.7.1 update

After updating to 10.7.1 (the first Lion update) & restarting the system, it's not logging me in. As I give my password and press return it stays on the same login screen. I could move the mouse ...
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OSX Mavericks not downloading from Mac App Store (Lion)

I have OSX Lion 10.7.5 and am trying to download the new OSX Mavericks. There is free upgrade option in the Mac App store, which I click and it starts downloading on the launchpad. But when first ...
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My Finder is not responding and there are no documents on Desktop after downloading OS X Yosemite

I've just upgraded my Macbook Pro (15 inch, mid 2009) to OS X Yosemite and it is running slowly and my Finder is not responding at all and none of my documents are on my Desktop. I have tried taking ...
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What is fastest operating system for my Macbook Pro 13" mid 2010?

I have a mid-2010 MacBook Pro, still running 10.6.8 but I'm getting incompatibility messages from various other sites and software. Processor 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Memory 4 GB 1067 MHz DDR3 ...
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Migration assistant plus TimeMachine clean, plus incremental

Is it possible to use the migration assistant to migrate Mac 10.10.3 from a mid 2012 MacBook Pro Retina 15" to a 2015 MacBook Pro Retina 15": Using a Time Machine backup (probably will take 24 hrs) ...
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Option/speed Q's about best configs to upgrade early 2008 Mac Pro 8-core to SSD

I'm a first-timer on here. I too have an early 2008 MacPro 8-core 2.8ghz with 16gbRam and stock Radeon 2600 Vcard. It's fairly well configured, but I'm sure that can improve response for a reasonable ...
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Should i spend $200 for the bump in processor in the 15" rMBP, as well as $500 for the 1TB upgrade on the SSD [closed]

I will be purchasing a 15 inch retina MacBook Pro. I will be going with the highest end model, but am wondering if I will need the bump in processor and more storage. I will be using it primarily for ...
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Does upgrading Yosemite risk losing material on HD?

What are the risks of losing what's on my hard disc--especially programs--when I update Yosemite?
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Upgrade to yosemite stops for 4 hours

Upgrade to yosemite has stopped. It has the apple logo with a progress line half way completed. ⌥ Control+L does nothing. What should I do it has been this way for 4.5 hours.
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Safari crashes after Yosemite Upgrade

My sister upgraded her 2011 MacBook Pro 15" to Yosemite from Mavericks. As far as I have been able to glean the upgrade went without a hitch, but now her computer is mostly unusable. It is very ...
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Internal SSD not found when installing OS X

I just upgraded my Mac Mini Late 2012 to an SSD. Now, I wanted to boot from my bootable USB and then install Mac OS X to my SSD but it does not find the SSD when I want to select it. The SSD is from ...
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Which upgrades to my iMac 2011 will improve performance the most?

I have started a job that will require processing of large datasets using python and ArcMap (separately and in conjunction with ArcMap). I have a 2011 27" iMac with the 3.1 Mhz i5 (3rd generation I ...
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MacBook 5,1 Upgrade, Leapfrog to Yosemite and MBA Backup

My 2014 MacBook Air was recently stolen, but I have a full backup available via Time Machine saved to an Airport Extreme base station. For now I'm using an old MacBook 5,1 with an Intel Core 2 Duo ...
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Does a Corsair CMSO8GX3M1C1600C11 RAM works on a MBP mid 2012?

Does a Corsair CMSO8GX3M1C1600C11 RAM works on a MBP mid 2012? I know Corsair has mac compatible memory sticks but this one I mention is the only one I can get at my location. From what I see the ...
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Fully upgraded MBA or MBP (13")? [closed]

I'm looking to buy my first macbook and I am unsure which one to buy. I will use my laptop while travelling mostly next year on my working holiday visa for general purposes (web browsing, watching ...
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Yosemite command-line tool update programs

What command-line tool update programs are there in Yosemite? I've used: pip (for Python packages; seems to be built-in, unlike the following) brew (homebrew for application installation) gem (for ...
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Upgrade the hdd in the new mid 2011 iMac without buying an Apple certified hdd?

It has been recently discovered that Apple uses a new 7 pin hdd connection in their mid 2011 iMacs. When a none Apple certified hdd is installed the fans kick on during boot and system fails to start. ...
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How to upgrade my browser on 10.6.8

These are the specs of my mac book, currently running Snow Leopard 10.6.8. I'm trying to upgrade my browser, as Gmail says it's out of date, and I can't access the playlist on amazon prime. I am not ...
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How to keep a MS Word installation working after exchanging HDD without license key at hand?

I changed the HDD of a Macbook with OS X Yosemite by taking the HDD out of the computer and making a byte-by-byte copy with dd on Linux. Now MS Word refuses to start saying the copy isn't licensed. It ...
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keyboard shortcuts lost on iOS 8 upgrade

After up grading to iOS 8 i lost ALL my customized "keyboard shortcuts"... be it over a hundred of them. I spent ages setting them mostly for work and now have NONE. Tried upgrading to the latest ...
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My iPhoto Library has lost its index. Files are invisible, but still taking up space. Is there any way to retrieve them?

Okay--I've seen questions similar to this one, but not identical. So please hang in there while I try to explain this problem: Yesterday, I upgraded iPhoto to version 9.6. It seemed to be doing ...
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Problems of programs after upgrade from 10.10.2 to 10.10.3

I did this upgrade today. I found these bugs Some program-specific passwords gone such as Outlook 15.6 and System password for Google Mail All passwords for email-accounts in Outlook had to be ...
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Can a Maxtor ATA133 HDD be fitted into a 2001 iMac?

I am a proud owner of a 2001 iMac, with a 10GB HDD. Is it possible to install in its place a Maxtor ATA/133 HDD of 40GB (produced Aug 2003)?