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It's not directly that Apple doesn't want you to do so, it's more that older OS versions are lacking the drivers etc. required for hardware which wasn't even known at the time the older OS was released. The most obvious example for this in your case is the Retina display (and the graphics driver required for it), there are probably a lot more parts including ...


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Think about it this way, OP. When Snow Leopard was released in 2009, it had no way to know how to "talk" to a 13" MacBook Pro Retina which would be released 4 years later. It doesn't know how to drive the video card, the network card, even the logic board to some extent. You would rightly expect kernel panics and other weirdness. That said, you can still ...


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A new Mac will have trouble running previous releases. The older releases won't have necessary drivers for the newer hardware. However, there are two things that might make it possible: First, a newer machine might be using older hardware that the older OSX does support. Try it out. If you treat your new hardware as a non-Apple PC, you can follow various ...


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This will work with the right toolkit (see links below) since the system software (Mac OS X) is almost hardware-agnostic, especially if you use a newer system than the original one. Actually some of the different MacBook Pro Mid 2010 models were sold with the same hard disks (the 500 GB serial ATA). The only thing you may have to adjust is the screen ...


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No, you can't. MALAB R2014b is the only version that officially supports Yosemite. That said, I do have seen several workarounds that enable you to temporarily use the older-version MATLAB.


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This is not common. I have never had this problem and I upgrade to every new version. I always create a bootable USB installer. Here are the instructions from Apple: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5856. This will let you check your disk and reformat. I always reformat so that I know everything is the way it is supposed to be, but it is a bit more time ...


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What is your installation source? Are you installing via just the recovery partition? If so, it's technically installing over the internet. In other words, it's copying a ~5 GB installation via the internet. If you put Mavericks on a thumb drive, then your only limitation is the speed of your USB bus. I'd suggest pulling down the installer on another ...


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If you go to the App Store and select "Purchases" tab while holding Option also called the alt you should be able to re-download the installer. Then it will show up in the Applications folder again.


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I shut down the computer, unplugged anything that was attached to it (peripherals, power cord, etc.), held down the power button for more than 10 seconds, plugged power cord, keyboard and mouse, turned the computer back on, waited for main screen, and inserted DVD. It took a while for it to read and install but finally got it to work. Got it from this post ...



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