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Since the OS X installer is an app, you would need a scripting framework to automate clicking of the buttons. Far easier to set up a MDM solution where the installer is turned into a netboot resource than to hack apart the UI and script the installation. For starters, look at the AutoDMG or Imagr/NBICreator. You can integrate these with most MDM like ...


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First check your current Firmware and SMC version About your Mac -> More -> System Report. Check the Boot ROM and the SMC version. It should look similar to this: The latest Boot ROM version for your MacBookPro8,1 (Early 2011) is MBP81.0047.B2A and the latest SMC version 1.69f4 (SMC 1.7). If you get the same versions the latest EFI updates are already ...


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Wouldn't appear to be, looking at the man page; unless it appears in the --list arg https://developer.apple.com/library/mac/documentation/Darwin/Reference/ManPages/man8/softwareupdate.8.html --l | --list List all available updates. -i | --install Each update specified by args is downloaded and installed. args ...


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You're five major system updates back from El Capitan, and Apple has made a lot of changes to code, file arrangements, database structures, network connectivity etc. in the meantime. Apple usually does a pretty good job of clearing away the old to make way for the new, but things do slip through. I recently killed a few prefs files from 2007 that Migration ...


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The official system requirements from Apple state 2GB of RAM minimum. And as you have flash-based storage the paging to disk that many people see running RAM hungry apps will not be too bad. With any luck. However I would be hesitant to recommend it as the newer the OS the more RAM hungry it seems to be. I would make a disk image of your current drive ...


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Isn't it the advanced log out feature found under Advanced in Security & Privacy? I've disabled "Log out after # minutes of activity" on El Capitan (see screenshot) to keep my desktop session open regardless of time. I did check the "Require an administrator password" to prevent normal users to change a locked system. You might also want to check ...


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I haven’t heard of any apps that work in 10.10 and don’t work in 10.11. Certainly not mainstream apps. Roaringapps.com shows no applications with a “doesn’t work” for 10.11


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I believe you have to update it so the motherboard will recognize the newer CPU's. I did a 6-core upgrade to my 2012 (which is a 2010) Mac Pro and it has worked beautifully. You might also need to watch the heatsink tightening process. I remember reading something about some of the replacement CPU's being taller than the stock CPU's because Apple didn't ...


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WARNING: THIS COULD POTENTIALLY MAKE YOUR COMPUTER UNUSABLE IF THE FIRMWARE DOESN'T WORK PROPERLY. Please make sure you know what you're doing before continuing. Manually Flashing The Firmware Download the firmware installer. Unpackage the package. Find the installer app. Locate the firmware within the app's contents. It'll have a name like ...


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I've strived to get at least 10 years of life out of all my Macs starting back in the 80's. So when I updated to OS X 10.11, El Capitan, on my late 2009 Mac Mini I felt like something was dying. Needless to say, the 2GB RAM is not sufficient but a very affordable 8GB upgrade (US$46) was well worth it. Now all my newer OS devices play nice and I'm happy to ...


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I Know that i am late but if you still have the macbook pro 15 inch 2009 you should put an ssd (solid state drive) in it and 8gb of ram. my friend just got a 2015 macbook air and mine is almost as fast as his. + those macbook pros are really expensive. trust me if you haven't upgraded it yet, you should try it as it is a huge improvement from the hdd (hard ...


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I'd like to post an update: I have purchased two Corsair 4GB ram sticks. They work perfectly and passed the memory test. It is indeed a memory compatibility issue - My 27" Imac doesn't take 8GB ram sticks! Thank you all for your help!



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