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

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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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Should i spend $200 for the bump in processor in the 15" rMBP, as well as $500 for the 1TB upgrade on the SSD [on hold]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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)?
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How can I update multiple MacBook Airs from Mavericks to Yosemite utilizing ARD?

I have multiple MacBook Airs on Mavericks that need to be updated to Yosemite. I currently have a Mac Mini Server on 10.9.5 – I'm using the Caching service to download the software to have it locally ...
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Can I use 16GB DDR3-1600MHz RAM in an early Macbook Pro 8.2?

I found Macs which had: 16GB RAM installed 8GB RAM installed, but running on 1600MHz instead of 1333MHz (link in dutch) Question Is it possible to put 16GB running at 1600MHz in my Mac? If ...
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Resolving problems with development tools on upgrading to Mac Yosemite [closed]

I use software development tools including Java, MySQL, Apache, PHP, LaTeX and Homebrew on OS X 10.7.5. What problems might I encounter on upgrading to Mac Yosemite and how can these be resolved?
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How to upgrade to the latest iMovie for free?

My iMac was bought in late 2008 and I recently updated it to version OS X 10.9.4. I still have the '08 version of iMovie. How do I update it? And why would I have to pay to do so if it is a built in ...
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Yosemite and Parallels

I was wondering if adding more RAM would help the stalls and poor performance of a mid-2011 iMac. It was working great until I upgraded to Yosemite and the newer Parallels.
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Finder. No folder icon after upgrade to 10.10.3

After upgrade there is no folder icon in Finder: Does somebody have problem like this? Could you maybe help me with some advice? PS. Everything is ok with list view option in Finder.
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Highest capacity HDD compatible with late 2011 MacBook Pro optibay

What is the highest capacity hard drive model that would fit and work reliably in the optical bay of a 15" late 2011 MacBook Pro (MacBookPro8,2)? As far as I can tell, the issues at play are physical ...
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Can I restore a system upgrade from a Time Machine backup?

I created a full backup from OS X 10.10.3 and I'd expect that sub-minor upgrade to be included in the backup. However this seems not true when I apply that backup in the initial setup-process of a ...
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How to remove incompatible software flagged during 10.10.3 upgrade?

I just updated to 10.10.3 today and got this warning about incompatible software: I got the same warning during the 10.10.2 upgrade. I once had Trim Enabler installed and got a failure during ...
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Has Mountain Lion broken the ability to show Desktop with a gesture, begin dragging an icon, and unshow the Desktop?

I have just upgraded from Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion. Despite my initial concerns relating to the new gestures, I am actually getting on pretty well and many of the new features are welcome. I do ...
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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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Can I update my iPhone 4S on iOS 6 to iOS 8?

I have new iPhone 4S with iOS 6.1.0. Can I upgrade my current iOS version to 8.0.2? Whether there can be a problem that I skipped iOS 7 and jump straight from 6 to 8 version?
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Can OS X 10.5.8 be installed on a 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7 Mac Mini?

Can OS X 10.5.8 be installed on a 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7 Mac Mini in order to upgrade to OS X 10.6.3 server? (The Goal: to quit 10.8 Server in order to use Rosetta software again)
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iPhone 6 upgrade, restore missing photos?

I just upgrade to my iPhone 6. I first made backup (to iCloud) on my iPhone 5, then i restored it on the iPhone 6. Now all works well and everything is there, except all my photos. Anybody has a ...
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Is there any chance to upgrade from 5.1.1 to 6.1.3?

Actually I downgrade my iPhone 4 from 7.0.4 to 5.1.1 by ssh, so now I want to upgrade to 6.1.3 is it possible?
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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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Upgrading a 1st Gen Macpro to 64-bit EFI

I'm still running my trusty 2006 MacPro 1,1. After various upgrades and mods which have all inexpensively helped performance no end I'm contemplating upgrading the machine's 32-bit EFI with the 64-bit ...
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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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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 ...