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

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Is RAM upgrade worth it if I have an SSD already?

I recently purchased a Macbook Pro. I had an SSD from my last computer which I formatted, installed into my Mac, and used as my one and only HD (I don't need that much space so I didn't opt to do the ...
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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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iPhone 4s, version 5.1.1 upgrade to 8.1.2

I downloaded the Iphone4,1_8.1.2_12b440_restore.ipsw on my laptop and I pressed shift plus update it started extracting and said unknown error3194 finally after finishing. I am frustrated and I really ...
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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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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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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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Upgrade from 10.4.11 to 10.9 on a Mac Pro

I have an old Mac Pro with the following serial number G87391T6UPZ. Can I upgrade this computer to 10.9 or 10.10? I can't seem to find an official website that tells me 'yes' or 'no'. It runs on a ...
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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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Using 2133 ram on mid macbook 2012

To be more specific, i'm thinking on buying this ram for my mid 2012 macbook pro. According to this post it seems possible to run 2133, though i'm still not sure if it's really running 2133 and would ...
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iTunes installer on Win7x64 ALWAYS requires Admin Mode & manual stop/uninstall of “iPod Service”

Ever since my first ever Apple product (an iPhone 3GS) I've encountered the fact that, in order to update iTunes on a Windows 7 x64 system, the following steps are required: The existing "iPod ...
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Anyone want to share their experience going from Snow Leopard straight to Yosemite on a 2009 MacBook Pro 5,5?

I've been dragging my feet about upgrading my OS since Snow Leopard has always been good and stable, and I didn't seem much in 7 or 8 to convince me to switch. But with a lot of software no longer ...
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Reinstalled Mac OS X on my MacBook Air & now it won't let me install iMovie and iPhoto?

I get this weird error message after reinstalling Mac OS X on my Macbook Air These apps cannot be accepted by your Apple ID. These apps were recently assigned to another Apple ID, and they will ...
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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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MacBook Late 2008 SSD Upgrade

I have the late 2008 edition of the unibody MacBook. It has a built-in HDD which became unbelievably slow. The other tech-specs are: Now, since its not too bad regarding the processor and the ...
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Buy Mac OS X 10.7 and install on an empty drive

I want to upgrade my old MacBook 3.1 late 2007 by replacing the hard drive with a SSD (Crucial MX100) and updating Mac OS X from 10.5 (Leopard) to 10.7 (Lion), which is the latest compatible version ...
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What is happening when my Mac is being optimized after an OS X update?

I have just updated to 10.9.2 and after the installation reboot this little message shows up: What exactly is happening in the background here?
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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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Yosemite upgrade process stuck for hours - Cmd-L not working

Today I started the upgrade of my Mid 2011 iMac 27 from Mavericks to Yosemite. Initially it got stuck at the end of the first part of the installation. I could however pull up the installation log ...
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Pros and cons to JBOD setup on MacBook Pro with two internal SSDs

I've got an original Apple-installed 120GB 3G (3Gb/s) SSD which I'll be moving into the optical bay using an OWC "Data Doubler" and swapping a new 240GB OWC Mercury Electra 6G (6Gb/s) SSD into the ...
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After upgrading to a newer iPhone, how does keeping the old one around for development purposes work?

I have an iPhone 3G and I may be upgrading to an iPhone 4 tonight. I'm on AT&T. Once I get up and running on iPhone development, I'm thinking I want to keep the old phone around to test how apps ...
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Upgrade RAM or switch to SSD? [closed]

I have a 2010 MacBook Pro (2.4Ghz) with 4GB of RAM (2x2) and a 250GB hard drive that's about 85% full. It's been running pretty sluggishly lately even for basic tasks. It is 5 years old, but a new ...
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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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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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Confusion about recommended clock speed

Recently I have been facing issues with multitasking with my Macbook Pro (13-inch, Late 2011) and decided to upgrade my RAM. Now, my laptop currently has 2-2GB DDR3 1333 MHz for a total of 4GB. I ...
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Can I use Kingston RAM in a MacBook Pro?

I have MacBook Pro 15-inch, early-2011. I want to upgrade my RAM from 4 GB (2+2) to 6 GB (2+4). Can I use Kingston RAM (Kingston 4GB DDR3 1333 Bus SOD)? Or is there specific RAM made for Macs?
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Should I switch MacBook Pro?

A friend of mine gave me a MacBook Pro that is two generations newer than mine, but is of the lower configuration. Should I switch over to that? My current MacBook Pro is the early-2011 model with ...
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Can I add different size RAMs to iMac 5K?

I have an iMac Retina 5K (27-inch, Late 2014) with 8 GB of RAM (2 * 4 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 memory modules). There are 2 memory slots free/available, and I want to add RAM to these two slots. My ...
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One user can't open anything after Yosemite upgrade

My Mac mini (early 2009) was getting slow, so I decided to do some upgrades. I got 8 GB of ram and a 128 GB SSD from crucial that their wizard verified as being compatible. I downloaded Yosemite from ...
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Caveats and which upgrade path from Mountain Lion

My 2010 i7 iMac running off an internal SSD is currently on OS X 10.8.5. I need to upgrade it to at least 10.9 to use a certain software package because they stuck fixes for a 10.8 compatible version ...
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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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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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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 upgrade on MacBook Pro mid 2010 trilemma

I'd like to have some feedback from those of you who have experience to share about upgrading OS X on MacBook Pro 15" (mid 2010 - MacBookPro6,2). I'm running OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard, and I've never ...
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Would adding RAM to 2009 imac improve performance

Since I upgraded to Mavericks from Snow Leopard, my 24 inch 2009 2.93 Ghz imac has been quite slow. It's slow to open up programs and slow in general. Currently the imac only has the 4Gb of RAM that ...
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Why iTunes updates get released so fast and why everytime the entire iTunes has to be updated instead of patched?

I use iTunes on my Mac (OS X 10.6) but I wonder what's up with it's update. I really want know Why iTunes updates get released so fast and why everytime the entire iTunes has to be updated instead of ...
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Upgrade from Mac OS 10.6.8 doesnt work

I have a MacBook Pro on OS 10.6.8 I have tried to upgrade to the current OS. The download appears to work fine, but when I select restart to install, the Mac starts to shut down, then just hangs. I ...
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Yosemite upgrade: “Some features require an Apple ID”

Reading the upgrade instructions for Yosemite, I see that "Some features require an Apply ID; terms apply." However, I haven't managed to figure out what features this pertains to. I don't really ...
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Upgrade failed to download from Mavericks to Yosemite

Apple newbie here. I tried to update OSX from Mavericks to Yosemite. The downloading failed. It showed me a message saying "an error occurred". So what I did is to search on google what were the ...
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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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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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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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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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I have an iPad mini 2, with ios 7.2, can i manually upgrade to 8.1.2 and still jailbreak it?

I just bought my wife an iPad mini 2, ( it was still factory sealed) it has 7.2 on it and I'd like to know if I can still update it to 8.1.2 and jailbreak it. I know downgrading from 8.1.3 can no ...
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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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Can I move my logic board between different models of MacBook Air?

If I take out my logic board in my MacBook Air 2011 11-inch i5 2 GB RAM and put in a MacBook Air 2011 11-inch i7 4 GB RAM, will it work? If not why?
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Late 2008 Apple Aluminium MacBook complete reinstall [duplicate]

I have a pretty old Aluminum Macbook (late 2008). I pretty much have the original MacOS installation, continuously upgraded to Mac OS Yosemite. Nowadays, it is kind of hard to get by with 250 GB of ...
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Yosemite Retail DVD?

I understand that Mac OS X is free to download and install however It would be nice to have a DVD backup printed and shipped by Apple just like older Mac OSX releases. Is this still possible?
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How do I change Software Update server to official one on Lion?

I recently bought a new macbook pro with Lion, had some problems and had it checked by Apple people. It was returned to me but the software update server seems to have been changed and will not ...
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iPhone 4 updated and now wants me to restore or setup as new

I just updated my iPhone 4 from ios 4 to ios 7 and it looked as if everything was going fine. I saw things backedup; I saw firmware and software updated, and I saw things restored from backup. When ...
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Upgrading a 13" 2009 Macbook Pro

So, I have a 13" 2009 Macbook Pro that I've upgraded as far as I can go without changing the motherboard/processor (8 GB RAM/2 SSDs). My question is, since the unibody case is the same, is there ...