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No. The Mac Mini is famously BYODKM


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To avoid having to install OS X twice, do the following. Before removing your existing hard disk, follow the steps given below: Download El Capitan (OS X 10.11) from the Mac App Store. Create a bootable installer for OS X. For this you will need a USB flash drive. Both of the above steps are outlined at the Apple web site: "Create a bootable installer ...


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Start up from OS X Internet Recovery by holding down Option-Command-R immediately after turning on or restarting your Mac. Release the keys when you see the Apple logo. Startup is complete when you see the OS X Utilities window. Open Disk Utility from the OS X Utilities window, then use Disk Utility to erase your built-in hard disk using the OS X ...


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You can no longer just tap the Power Button on a Mac to put it to Sleep. On any Mac running Mavericks or newer the Power Button should function as follows: Power Button: 1~2 second hold = Sleep 3~5 second hold = Options Dialog 8~12 second hold = Force Shut Down Alternatively, if you have a keyboard hooked into the Mac you should be able to hit: Control+...


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Apple provides this info on the page for buying one: What's in the Box.


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There is no specific way to get into BIOS/EFI easily on the Mac. It is possible to get into NVRAM from boot and from a shell (type man nvram) but I am unsure you will be able to do anything there that will have an effect on the new drive. PC manufacturers give access to this because they don't make the operating system. Apple does not because it's software ...


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Close all Mac OS X apps before shutting down Try to determine if one particular app is causing the problem. Maybe one app always aborts the shutdown process. Try updating to the latest version. Open Disk Utility. Choose the your main hard drive and click Repair Disk. Usefully shutdown freezes are caused by incompatible or outdated drivers e.g printer, ...


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People are saying that all 2014 Mini have the connector for PCIe, but the HD-only models are missing the flex cable that has the SSD slot on the other end. Read this thread: http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/apple-pcie-flex-cable-part-number-for-mac-mini-2014.1807145 I using an SSD-less Mac Mini at work, and personally I'm waiting for OWC to offer an ...



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