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Defective Login After Failed Upgrade to macOS Sierra

Yesterday, I tried to update to the second public beta of macOS Sierra. For some reason, however, the update process stopped shortly before the completion, and since there was no progress even after ...
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Can I upgrade the SSD on the Early 2015 13" Macbook Pro?

I do not want to go to Apple to upgrade the SSD on my macbook pro 12,1. Is there a third-party SSD that would work with my Macbook Pro? I currently have the 128GB model, and it is running out of space....
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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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Updating OS X to NOT the latest version

I have a macbook that is running OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion); for various compatibility-related reasons I would like to upgrade the system, but not to El Capitan. Yosemite (OS X 10.10) would be dandy. ...
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How can I upgrade from Mac OS X 10.9.5 (Mavericks) to Mac OS X 10.10.5 (Yosemite) when it’s no longer available in the Apple app store?

I am using a Mac Mini (Late 2012) that is running Mac OS X 10.9.5 (Mavericks). I avoided upgrading to Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) when it was first released because of all of the stability issues ...
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Install Mountain Lion now that Mavericks has been released

I foolishly installed Mavericks upon release and my Mac doesn't like it, so I used Internet recovery to downgrade to Lion. I am trying to get back to Mountain Lion but it does not seem possible ...
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Change Hardware To Increase Performance of MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012) [on hold]

Like many people I am waiting for a new Macbook Pro to be released. Perhaps it will come this year. Perhaps not, but I'm assuming I won't get my hands on one for between 6 months and a year. In the ...
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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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MacBook Pro 13" is restarting after RAM upgrade

I have upgraded my MBP from 4GB (2x2GB) to 16GB (2x8GB) SO-DIMMs. After upgrading it keeps restarting continuously. Here is the new RAM detail: Kingston Mac Memory 8GB DDR3L-1600(PC3-12800) SO-DIMM 1....
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OS upgrade and installed apps

I have a spare notebook on which Yosemite is installed. Since nothing installed on it so I want to update to El Capitan. I am a developer so had to install tools like brew php fit etc. If I upgrade OS ...
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Why does OS X have bash v3.2.57?

OS X comes with bash version 3.2.57 instead of bash version 4.3.39, which GNU lists as the current stable release of bash. Is there any way to upgrade bash on Mac OS X?
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Is Mac OS X Server 10.6 upgradeable to latest Desktop OS X (without Sever.app)

Around 2010, my boss purchased a Mac mini Server with 10.6. (Macmini3, 2.53 GHz Core 2 Duo, 4 GB RAM) This server was retired last week. Is the Server License (unlimited client) eligible to upgrade ...
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OS X Server 5 required for upgrade from 10.6.8 to El Capitan.

Trying to upgrade to El Capitan from Snow Leopard 10.6.8 (mid 2009 MacBook Pro with 8GB ram). I downloaded El Capitan from the App Store and got this message near the beginning of the installation ...
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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: http://www.apple.com/osx/...
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Can I upgrade the SSD on late 2013 retina Mac Book Pro?

Do the late 2013 models (13" - (ME864LL/A, ME865LL/A, ME866LL/A), 15" - (ME293LL/A, ME294LL/A)) support after market SSD upgrades? If so, is a drive that works with the late 2012/ early 2013 rMBPs ...
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iMac 27" Late 2015 - what ram to buy?

I'm waiting for my iMac 27" late 2015 4.0ghz i7 to arrive and I'm looking to buy a 32gb kit to upgrade. I've been browsing for an hour and I can't find any specific buyer guides or websites that sell ...
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Is it possible to update an iOS device to a version older than the current version?

My question title probably sounds confusing, so allow me to explain... Let's say you have an iPhone 3GS that's still running iOS 5. Is it possible, today, to upgrade that device to iOS 6 (the latest ...
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Office 2011 to 2016

I upgraded to 2016 but it wasn't really an upgrade but a parallel install Then i imported my default identify from outlook 2011 into the 2016 and 2016 is working fine and then i deleted my outlook ...
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Upgrade from Leopard (10.5.8) to El Capitan (10.11) without passing through Snow Leopard (10.6.8)

I have an iMac(Early 2009) running Leopard (10.5.8). Now I want to upgrade my OS to El Capitan (10.11). The situation is this one: ✔ my iMac version is listed under the upgradable devices ✘ MacOSX ...
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Why can't I take photos on iPhone after upgrading storage? [duplicate]

Is updating your storage in the cloud the same as updating it w/o using the cloud. I upgraded in cloud and still can't take pictures and don't understand why not
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My Mac is getting really slow, what should I do?

I bought a Mac (13", early 2011) almost 5 years ago. When I first got it, it was running under OS X 10.7 and it was pretty fast. I've being upgrading it ever since and it's now running under Mac OS X ...
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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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Mac Freeze and Screen Goes Weird After RAM Upgrade

I've a MacBook Pro. I upgraded it's RAMs to 16 GB of 1600MHz(two 8 GB modules). Even though Apple suggests a maximum of 8GB, everymac.com's tests yield that it supports 16GB. And it did. After the ...
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How can I install the newest EFI firmware upgrade from El Capitan?

I've got an early 2011 MacBook Pro (8,1) and I am trying to install the newest EFI firmware upgrade, however it only supports 10.8.5 and 10.9.5. Unfortunately I have no clue as to what the best ...
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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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Can't get OS X installed on this ancient, formatted eMac

Many years ago I was bequeathed an eMac. I believe it's a 1 GHz G4. It's been sitting around doing nothing for a long time, but now I need to install realMYST Mac edition, from 2002, and it's my best ...
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macbook mid 2010 13" won't recognise ssd crucial mx200 HD 500gb placed in the optical drive

I have a macbook pro 13" mid 2009 2,26GHz with HDD 160gb. I recently replaced my optical drive with a crucial SSD 240GB and it works really good and it was quite an easy process. Now i am trying to do ...
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Mac Pro acts as if no memory installed when upgraded (but only when new & old combined)

I bought a memory upgrade for the mac pro from crucial, http://uk.crucial.com/gbr/en/mac-pro-%28late-2013%29/CT5019227 I installed it, by itself, it works fine, system boots and everything is perfect....
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Macbook Pro Mid2012 Lags

I have a macbook pro mid 2012 and recently I upgraded it by changing the RAM to 16GB and HDD to 500GB SSD. It was fine for a while but now it lags a lot whenever I play any games or even when I am ...
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WiFi rejection problem after Mavericks upgrade

I recently upgraded MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2013) operating system from Mountain Lion to Mavericks. Since then several WiFi networks are rejecting my password (rejecting wrong passwords ...
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homebrew - trouble upgrading openssl?

I'm on osx 10.11. (Background: I'm having trouble getting the system installed Python to use TLS 1.1.) From what I've read I need to use brew to manage Python. But I want to upgrade openssl first ...
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Can I keep the BOOTCAMP Partition on “secondary” drive when upgrading to SSD?

I have a Late 2008 MacBook Pro 2.53 GHz with 8 GB RAM and a 320 GB HDD. I'm running OS X Mountain Lion on the Macintosh HD (260 GB capacity, 100 GB used) and a Windows 7 on the 60 GB BOOTCAMP ...
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Solder new RAM in a 2015 Retina MacBook Pro [duplicate]

I know that the new rMBPs have no "user-serviceable" RAM. But is it possible to solder a new RAM chip onto a 2015 rMBP? Given that the technician doing this is able to install the new chip without ...
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Error when installing El Capitan: disk does not use GUID partition scheme, and I am unable to convert

I am running Yosemite version 10.10.5. I have a second partition running Windows 10. My main partition, running OS X, is formatted as Mac OS Extended (Journaled). I try to follow the instructions in ...
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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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Updating iPod Touch from iOS 3 to 4 - have lost all apps and music

A kid down the road asked me to update his iPod Touch from IOS v3.1.3 to v4.2.1. I was doing this on my Windows 7 with itunes. This was a fresh install of itunes. I connected the device and the first ...
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Can I factory reset my jailbroken device without upgrading the iOS version?

As the title says - I need to do a factory reset on my iPad Mini, but I don't want to upgrade the iOS version while doing it. Is this possible at all or will I have to make do and upgrade iOS as I am ...
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What is the latest version of OS X that I can run on a Black MacBook 4,1 (Early 2008 model?)

I would like to run OS X El Capitan on an older, black MacBook 4,1 (Early 2008 model with 2GB of RAM). However, after looking at the El Capitan specifications, it appears that OS X 10.11 requires at ...
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Changing SSD's and keeping everything

I have a mid 2010 13" MBP. I have an SSD, its not big enough so I am upgrading from 128GB to 256GB. How can I take everything from the current SSD and then upload it to the new SSD - effectively ...
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Get out of OS upgrade installer on restart?

The installer for 'El Capitan' stops and says "File system verify or repair failed. Quit the installer to restart your computer and try again." It shows a "Restart" button. When I restart, it gets ...
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Can I downgrade my iOS version to 7.x? [duplicate]

Can I downgrade my iOS to 7.x? I need to do it for app testing.
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Mix two different types of 2 GB RAM in iMac

Can I mix the two 2 GB RAM chips in my iMac 21.5″ (late 2009) with two other type of 2 GB RAM chips? I have not opened my RAM slots yet but Apple says I have two 2 GB DDR3 chips. I want to add two PC3 ...
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iPad getting annoyed by upgrade requests

I have an original iPad. I cannot upgrade it anymore because the newer OS's do not work with an original iPad. Unfortunately, I get incessant upgrade notifications. Is there any way to turn these ...
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Update iPhone 4s from iOS 7 to iOS 9.0.2 without iTunes [duplicate]

I want to upgrade my iPhone 4s from iOS 7 to iOS 9.0.2 without iTunes, because iTunes has an unsolved error during restore: Error 3194. I followed the link to try to fix error 3194, but the error ...
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Upgrade OS X Lion to Yosemite with server tools

I have a Mac running OS X Lion (10.7.5) and it is running server tools with Open Directory serving logins etc. To update to Yosemite, can I just update to the higher OS X version and then buy the ...
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How to enable journaling to be able to upgrade to El Capitan?

I cannot update my MacBook Pro 13-inch Mid 2012 to El Capitan and it is driving me crazy. At the moment I'm using OS X 10.8.5 and everything on my laptop is going slow etc. I have however missed 2 ...
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iMac 27" late 2012 SSD upgrade

I'm the proud owner of an 27-inch iMac 2012 with high-end configuration, but the 1TB fusion drive keeps being the bottleneck. As my warranty has expired now, I want to upgrade the 128GB SSD to a ...
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Mac Mini (Late 2009) - Recommended OSX Version for it?

I have a Mac mini (Late 2009) (hw.model: Macmini3,1, 2 GB RAM) that I've got hooked on my TV primary as a "media consumption" device... but a while ago I updated it to: Mac-mini:~ javier$ sw_vers ...
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Upgrade Macbook Pro Retina A1502 SSD

I have an Early 2015 Macbook Pro Retina with a 128Gb SSD and 8Gb of RAM. I know I can't upgrade the RAM but I can upgrade the SSD. Will an Apple Store upgrade my SSD if I take my Macbook to them? Is ...
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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 ...