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Sorry, the MacBook Pro processor is soldered on and removing it would likely destroy the logic board. I still have a 2009 MacBook Pro and it's fine, not to say that I wouldn't want a newer MacBook, though. Btw: Get an SSD for it. Replacing the hard drive with one cut boot up time in half for me. I personally recommend Intel.


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This post explains the procedure. Now is probably a good time to make a backup. Then proceed at your own risk... Get gdisk In Terminal: sudo gdisk /dev/disk0 Press v to verify your MBR Press r to list the MBR partition table Press m to display the GPT partition table information Press dto delete the GPT partition 4 (Bootcamp). "Note: this does not delete ...


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Your Macbook 2010 will be fine if you buy 2x8gb of 1066mHz DDR3. You will dual boot without issues. Correct ram speed is important, see my answer to a similar question here about possible issues with faster ram. You will need Philips #00 screw to upgrade your memory. There is also a great guide at iFixit.


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This Apple Support document details what you need to remove and replace the RAM. Using the wrong spec RAM can cause serious problems. The specs for the RAM are very specific: 204-pin PC3-8500 (1066MHz) DDR3 SO-DIMM Apple spec is for max of 4GB RAM, but it use 16GB with Mac OS X 10.7.5 or later and the latest EFI firmware update. DataMemorySystems has ...


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From the page you linked - The initial production of the base model for the 21.5" iMac didn't come with a slot for the SSD. Later production models included the SSD slot, but there's no way to determine if the 2012 21.5" iMac with a 2.7GHz processor has the SSD slot without opening it up to see if it's available. If you have already opened the iMac up ...


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There is an issue with the backup, corrupted files etc. Instead of restoring the backup use Migration Assistant to copy your user files and (optionally) applications. Once that is restored and you can verify the system is working you can work on reinstalling any system modifications that the Migration Assistant did not copy. If the system becomes unstable ...


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Most likely an upgrade like that will behave like Java updates do in macs. It will replace the software in the background and won't start using the new software until you restart the program. In terms of best practices, I would say go ahead and update it with services still running and as soon as it's done, restart the machine to give it a fresh run.


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How to install the firmware from a MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" 2.26 13" onto a MacBook "Core 2 Duo" 2.26 13" (Uni/Late 09) [Action should correct SATA speed issues and maybe RAM issues]: Do a clean install of Yosemite (this should be optional, but it never hurts to start clean) Download http://support.apple.com/kb/DL853 (MacBook Pro EFI Firmware Update 1.7) ...


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This should be easy to resolve. Power down and boot into Recovery HD (Command R) or safe boot (shift) Once you know the OS can boot itself - check for free space. Clean up cache or temporary files or delete large databases that you have backed up (Outlook email, Photo databases, Music Libraries) to get 20 GB of free space. Run Disk Utility to ensure the ...


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Officially your Model only supports up to maximum of 8 GB RAM. So you are at maximum already. http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/macbook_pro/specs/macbook-pro-core-i5-2.4-aluminum-15-mid-2010-unibody-specs.html Your alternative is to upgrade from Hard Drive to SSD, that would speed things up.


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Well I did a bit more searching and came across this page which gave me the correct commands to hide the recover partition: %mount (find the partition of "Recovery HD") %diskutil unmount <partition> (in my case: /dev/disk0s3 ) %sudo asr adjust --target /dev/disk0s3 -settype Apple_Boot After this, I verified I could boot into all OSes (I could), ...



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