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This is a somewhat subjective question. I would personally recommend upgrading to 8 GB of memory and an SSD, but since you're still within the boundaries of the minimum specs, there's no definitive answer. Outside of making sure that all the software you'll need to have working will work, you don't really need to consider anything. I would personally ...


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I'm not sure what you mean. You need to be more specific. If it's that the Mac is tied to an Apple ID, no: only the current installation and user accounts are. Yes, you'll need one to download the installer unless you get it some other way (someone else downloads it, you use internet recovery, etc.) Sort of. To my knowledge, you can only do so if you have a ...


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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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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 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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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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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'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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Try to open Terminal (use spotlight) and type sudo rm -Rf (Directory to disk)/*


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the latest chrome version that works on 32 bit hardware is Google Chrome 38.0.2125.101


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Yes this can be done you can download iOS firmware from http://www.felixbruns.de/iPod/firmware/ Once it is downloaded keep it on your desktop. Now put your device in DFU mode. (You can learn it from youtube if you dont know how to put your device in DFU mode.) iTunes will popup telling you it has discovered a device in recovery mode. Now press shift on your ...


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You can indeed increase the amount of VRAM in certain Apple models. In fact, you have already done that for 1 or 2 times. 2012 Mac Mini 4GB allocated 768MB to VRAM in it's original release state. Upgrading the RAM back in 2012 to 8GB would have given you 1024MB. Keeping the RAM at 4GB but upgrading to OSX 10.9 would also resulted in 1024MB. Following your ...


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VRAM is only included on dedicated graphics cards. On other computers (such as the Mac mini), the OS reserves a portion of RAM for use with an integrated graphics processor. There's no way to adjust this. Some Macs will adjust the amount of VRAM they use dynamically, but there's still a maximum amount it will use, and you can't change that.


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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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The easiest solution would be to simply delete the old version of the software. If you want to keep both, you'll need to change your $PATH environment variable so that the location of the new version appears before the location of the old version. Do this by editing ~/.bash_profile.


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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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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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Thank you for providing the updated information - however, as I suspected, that is one of the few iMacs from that period that cannot take more than 16GB RAM. I'm struggling to find data on whether it can specifically use 2x 8GB RAM sticks, though your own experiments would seem to say it cannot & that its maximum configuration would be 4x 4GB sticks. ...


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Is it better to copy/move my HDD to the new machine and then do an upgrade Not possible for two reasons. - The current Macbook Pros use PCIe flash storage, the drive from your 2008 model will not fit. - The operating system in your 2008 will not run on a new Macbook. So you are going to get stuck at a kernel panic page. What you should do: Start the ...


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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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Have you tried the manual upgrade outside app store? Try to download packages manually and see if you can then upgrade them.



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