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There is likely a corrupt preferences or other file in the user's ~/Library folder. Honestly your best bet is to create another users folder for that person, copy their files over and set up Mail, Messages, Safari and the like from scratch. Once you have a working profile you can slowly migrate other things from the old to the new user folder (old Mail ...


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Use/hold Command-R during restart select Terminal and type "resetpassword" Then select reset password for the account in question DO NOT RESET the Password. Instead click on the Reset Home Folder Permissions.


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I've got it all up and running now! I just bent my heat sink a little, so it covered both the processor and graphics chip. This works like a charm! It's just a temporary issue though, since the proper heat sink is on its way. Yosemite was installed in about 20 mins and runs perfectly. No lags or choppy graphics and due to the SSD it works even faster than ...


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I made a similar modification to my 13" mid-2009 MacBook Pro and used the OWC Data Doubler. You don't need to provide a SATA cable, rather the frame (OptiBay or Data Doubler) used to mount the hard drive in place of the optical drive will use the SATA cable formerly employed by the optical drive. As for tools, I believe you will only need a Phillips ...


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I have received my new logic board today and installed it successfully. I also upgraded the Macbook with a 240GB SSD and 4GBs of RAM. I only encountered 2 problems which can be worked around easily. The first one was the different SuperDrive connector. I simply didn't connect the SuperDrive, but you can easily order the right SuperDrive, since they're not ...


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You can put the new iPhoto itself on a USB drive, and just replace the file in Applications (after taking the necessary backup precautions, of course). It should work fine. Source: My own experience, having upgraded a computer to Yosemite with the sole available wifi network having a finite amount of data.


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I upgraded from Mavericks to Yosemite several months ago, and didn't notice any differences with OS preferences. They should stay the same. However some application specific preferences may change, but I would guess that for most standard apps, like Mail, your preferences would remain intact. But it would help if you were more specific about what kind of ...


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In general, no. Most of your settings will remain intact, but some of them may be reset or irrelevant in Yosemite.


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I actually have the very same machine. I started with Snow Leopard, since it originally had 1GB of RAM. After a bit of playing, I decided I liked the newer UI better and upgraded to Lion. Lion is a LOT better on this machine, very snappy, and has support for newer software from the Mac App Store. Unfortunately, any MacBook pre-Unibody CANNOT be upgraded past ...


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Buy a solid state drive. Yeah, I know, expensive but EXCELLENT. If you want an external usb 3 make sure the case has UASP. Very important.


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The solution we came up with... the only one that worked, was to reinstall Yosemite. It seemed at the time that something went sideways with the original upgrade. Unfortunately I do not have all the details with me here.


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I think 10.7-10.9 are all about the same on that machine so I don't see why not to install 10.9 Mavericks since it is latest and most polished of them with Aqua UI. Yosemite while having some nice UI enchancement has some quirks regarding redraw speed. And is clearly not as polished as Mavericks. For great speedup you might consider buying an SSD though. ...


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Upgrade to SSD first then only come the RAM. There is software to help you enable TRIM support for third party SSD


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In my experience, an SSD has led to faster load times (a formerly-1:20 boot time became 18 seconds!), but a RAM upgrade has epically increased the stability of the computer (I used to get the beach ball of death on a daily basis, which the SSD did nothing to combat, but I can count how many times I've gotten it since going from 4 to 10 GB a few weeks ago on ...


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Don't get a 128GB SSD. You don't want to run a 3rd party SSD on OS X without a decent amount of free space since you won't have TRIM support. Does Activity Monitor show memory pressure? If not, I'd save my pennies until I could afford a 256GB or 512GB SSD. I've done both RAM and SSD upgrades many times and an SSD has always been by far the best upgrade in ...


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Once programs are started they reside in RAM. So if you have enough RAM they will be fast. A fast SSD will be also helpful but usually it is not used much during normal operation if you have large RAM space. I would start with RAM upgrade, since the RAM is acting as SSD but it is faster. Main difference in SSD you will see when starting up the ...


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If you want to boot up programs faster, i would advice you buy the SSD first. This is the part of your computer that is responsible for booting up programs.


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Your logic is sound. Just something to keep in mind is that while yes swap is much faster on a SSD, it is still much slower in respect to RAM and both should probably be upgraded. But yes she would see the most improvement by going to a SSD Just as a side note 10.10.1 will try to pre-cache as many things as possible in RAM so apple uses 'memory pressure' to ...


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There are potentially a few things happening here. When a computer runs out of available RAM it starts swapping or paging data out of RAM to files on your hard disk. When your Mac was previously saying that it was using 3.98GB of 4GB it could also potentially have had a lot more data loaded but part of it swapped out to your hard drive. You can find these ...


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You have to make sure the SSD is in the correct format. Go to Disk Utility, and in the Erase tab, select Mac OS Extended (Journaled) as the format and erase the SSD, and then the bootable drive should acknowledge the SSD as a disk on which OS X can be installed. Good luck!


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You'd probably had a lot of compressed memory in your 4GB days. Now, with 8GB, you're not nearing your limit yet so your computer doesn't see a need to compress anything. If you ever hit 7.99GB, you'll start building up compressed memory again. (I recently went from 4GB to 10GB, and I'm currently using 9.97GB but only have 7.1MB of compressed memory.)


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The old days keeping as much RAM free as possible are gone. The new RAM management from OS X, use all available memory, but also manages it so that you get maximum performances. If you look in the Activity Monitor- memory, you will see things like Memory Pressure, Compressed among other information.


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If you have ever previously 'bought' Mavericks from the App Store, it will be available in your Purchases list & you can download it again. Mine is showing 'resume' as I tried a partial download to test it still works.


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Update: I just found out from this answer Where can I get a copy of Mavericks after Yosimite has been released? that it is possible to download if you are a member of the Apple Developer Mac program. I tried the link from the US Store https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id675248567?mt=12 but it appears it is not available anymore. I found this from reddit ...



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