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restoring ipod touch forces update

I have been trying to restore my 5th Generation Ipod touch from a backup which is stored on my computer. The restore process works fine, however after its' completion there is a white screen lock with ...
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How can I tell if I need to upgrade/replace Macbook 07 Airport card?

I bought a used Macbook (late 07 model, white, 2.1 Intel Core Duo, 3 gig RAM) and I have been upgrading everything I can. It works great EXCEPT the airport card. The wireless internet is so slow! When ...
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Remote installation of Mountain Lion OS X 10.8 as an upgrade, not a fresh install

Anyone have any ideas or suggestions (or know if its even possible) to remote upgrade a fleet of Macs from 10.6.8 to 10.8 remotely. I presume I can push the installESD through ARD, but I want it to ...
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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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Apache 2.4 display forbidden at projects after upgrade to OS X El Capitan

I'm having a 403 Forbidden message in my projects that contain a .htaccess file, this happened after upgrade to OS X 10.11 El Capitan. I have no idea why, I've been looking for an answer and I've ...
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El Capitan update: This partition map modification would make a Windows partition unbootable

When trying to update to El Capitan (from Yosemite), I get the following error, and cannot proceed with the installation. This partition map modification would make a Windows partition unbootable ...
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OSX Yosemite upgrade error: “a mismatch between the MBR and GPT partition maps…”

I started following the procedure that was given after installing gdisk and got to the point where I comparing MBR and GPT values. Unlike all the posts I have seen, my MBR Partition table shows 3 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Upgrade Freenas hard drive

I have been using Freenas with a 320 gb hard drive and would like to upgrade to 4tb. How can I upgrade my Hard Drive? I only have one hard drive. I want to move everything from the 320 gb drive to ...
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iPhone OTA update: How to get hidden space back?

I've downloaded iOS8 and updated to each version up to 8.1. However, the disk-space on my iPhone is shrinking and shrinking with this OTA update. Is there any way to get space back without having to ...
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Create your own Fusion Drive?

Is a Fusion hybrid drive anything special in terms of hardware, or is it literally a SSD drive and a regular disk glued into one box, and all the Fusion "magic" is done by software? Can you get ...
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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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upgrade a triple boot with 10.6.8 to 10.9 - potential problems?

I was hoping to find a consensus of people who knew about the complications of upgrading from 10.6.8 to 10.9. I see on the App Store that 240 gave 10.9 1 star while 489 gave it 5 stars - so that is ...
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Mac Outlook identity problem after upgrade to Mavericks

Upgrading a friends' 2011 MacBook Pro 15″ from Snow Leopard to Mavericks went as smooth as expected, however the single problem that's left concerns the Microsoft Outlook application. There seems to ...
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No songs on itunes when ipod is disconnected

I didn't have such problem with the previous version of itunes, however after upgrading it to version 11, I can't get to access my songs after unplugging my iPod. In the past though I'd still manage ...
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How to migrate and two-partition Bootcamp (1: system, 2: data) to a larger HDD OS X?

How to upgrade HDD to a larger one on the same Macbook, if I have: OS X Mountain Lion partition (Mac OS Extended) and two partitions for Windows 7 (NTFS): system (C:) and data (D:), installed via ...
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Getting homebrew upgrades to complete without link error interruptions?

Is there a way to invoke homebrew upgrades without having to handle errors manually? For example, when I run an update with: brew upgrade I get error messages like: Error: You must `brew link ...
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iphone 4 verizon cdma unlocked in india and uprgaded to newer version cydia not installed

I have an iPhone 4 (CDMA), bought it to India and unlocked unofficially by jailbreaking. Recently I upgraded to iOS 6.1.2, and now Cydia is missing. Everything else is working fine; I can make calls, ...
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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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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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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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access and recover leopard time machine backups in mountain lion

I will be upgrading a MacBook Pro (late 2008) from leopard to mountain lion soon with a a complete wipe by booting and installing from a self made mountain lion USB stick. That MacBook Pro has ...
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How do I hide a software update?

I need to hide a software update in Mountain Lion, so that when I press "update all" this piece of software is skipped. I followed the directions here but am unable to make it work in Mountain ...
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iPad update/restore fail with one machine, success on another

Interesting problem I can't find anything about: I have my iPad synced with my personal MacBook. Backups work, as far as I can tell (list of backups in Preferences window), and apps update, etc. ...
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Lion to El Capitan upgrade stuck on restart

I'm upgraded an late-2011 MacBook Pro from Lion to El Capitan. The install itself seemed to go fine. It got to the step where it restarts after the install and now it just hangs on this screen. ...
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Directly upgrade Leopard to El Capitan

I have and old iMac running OSX Leopard and I would like to upgrade it to El Capitan. It is luckily supported, but I can't upgrade directly because it doesn't have the app store. I also have a newer ...
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Need 2 versions of a Sketch app on my machine

Sketch 3.7 is a whole different file structure than 3.6. Does anyone know of a way (like Wine Bottler but with Mac Apps) that I can have BOTH versions on my computer without upgrading – essentially ...
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Which is better: 8GB or 8GB + 2GB RAM (Macbook7.1 mid-2010) Pros and cons?

So I have two sticks of RAM memory, PC3-8500, 1066MHz: 8GB and a 2GB stick. Is it better to have both of them inside or maybe I should put out the 2GB one in case it will slow things down? I ask this ...
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iTunes doesn't upgrade my iOS from beta to release, says I already have the latest version

I am part of the beta program with my iPhone 4S (MF265FD/A) using version 9.3 beta 7 (13E5233a), and I'm trying to update it to the release version, but iTunes informs me that "This version of the ...
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El Capitan “freeze” during upgrade

I have an old MacBook, and it it kept bugging me with the OS update so I let it go. After some regular steps, the upgrade process frozen with a "installing: about 54 minutes remaining" message on ...
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Correct way to migrate/copy back executables quarantined by El Capitan upgrade

The following is a sample of the executables that have been quarantined. Is there a systematic approach / utility for re-enabling these? ls -la ...
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Syncing app data across iCloud Drive and the old iCloud

To set up the situation: I have a 13" MacBook Pro with Mountain Lion still on it, an iPad 2 running iOS 9.2, and an iPhone 4s running iOS 7.1. Before upgrading my iPad, I used iCloud to sync data ...
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OS X upgrade leads to Contacts database destroyed

On a Mac running Mountain Lion (10.8.5) I had a Contacts database containing 700 entries organized within 12 groups. After a 1st analysis it seems that Mavericks and Yosemite upgrade destroy the ...
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Will my backup from previous iTunes v12 be available when I installed iTunes v13 on same laptop?

I have a back up of my iphone 5s on itunes 12.1.2 After buying a new iPhone 6s, I opened immediately my iTunes 12.1.2 and a pop up window said that I have to download the latest iTunes before it can ...
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How do I upgrade my 2010 MacBook Pro which has OS 10.7.5 to Yosemite?

My mid 2010 MacBook Pro arrived with OS 10.6.8 and I upgraded to Lion OS 10.7.5.I need to upgrade to bring Safari up to date, but am fearful that El Capitan is not yet sorted and may not run on my ...
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What if you skip logging into Apple after a Mac OS X upgrade?

When you upgrade Mac OS X, a screen pops up asking if you want to log into your Apple account. If you choose to skip it (say because you want to reset your password and need to login to finish the ...
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Speed MacBook mid 2010 to run faster?

My MacBook has been slow for several OS updates; I've removed all documents and unused applications. Is there anything I can do to upgrade my mid 2010 MacBook to run faster?
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Can you backup/restore a Fusion drive with a simple 'dd' command?

I have a MacPro with two drives configured as a Fusion drive. It is worth noting that the HDD of the pair also has a bootcamp partition carved out. I'm nearly ready to upgrade from Mavericks to El ...
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OSX 10.5.8 to 10.6.3 upgrade issue

I have an Apple iMac which has 2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4GB 1067MHz DDR3 memory, running OSX 10.5.8. I am trying to install Snow Leopard 10.6.3 to I can jump to a more current OS. When I insert the ...
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Upgrade Yosemite 10.10.2 on VMware

I'm running Yosemite 10.10.2 on my VMware. I'm trying to upgrade my OS X but I don't want to use app store for upgrading . Is it possible to download the upgrade file and install it? Or is it ...
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How to Fix, iCloud.exe using more than 1GB RAM memory?

I noticed it few days back after I installed/ upgraded latest iCloud setup after upgrading to iTunes 12.3.0.4 to go to iOS 9.x. Figured it was a freak incident, so after the last sync yesterday ...
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Upgrading from OSX 10.5.8 to 10.6 (Snow Leopard)

I own an iMac (Early 2008) running Mac OSX 10.5.8 and I want to upgrade it to 10.6 (Snow Leopard) using a USB Stick. I can run the installation program when I boot from the USB-Stick, but there is no ...
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OS X installer corrupt

I have recently done a clean reinstall of OS X to fix my corrupted drive and everything is fine running Mavericks. However, I have been trying to upgrade to Yosemite, first by downloading from App ...
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Upgrade to Yosemite deleted old email messages

Encountered this odd issue where an upgrade to Yosemite deleted email messages older than 2 October 2015. Does anyone here know why this would happen and if there's a way of recovering them?
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Upgraded to El Capitan, now computer running slowly, disk space changing, software not working

Not being computer savvy, I think I made all sorts of mistakes when I decided to upgrade my macbook pro to El Capitan yesterday but I need to figure out how best to go forward. Mistake 1: I made the ...
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Would “non supported” memory modules cause the Mac to restart frequently?

I've got a Mac Mini mid mid 2011 upgraded with 8GB memory using Kingston sticks, but after the upgrade the Mac now frequently blinks the screen black and then restarts itself. This is not a restart ...