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The act of putting software onto a computer so it can run

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Windows 10 Install Hanging on Internet Connection

I am doing a clean install on my 15" MacBook Pro, i7, via Boot Camp 6.1.0, Mojave 10.14.5. I downloaded the latest version of Windows 10 via Microsoft (as of July 2019). All installs fine and when ...
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Is it allowed to be an Apple trusted developer with pure Java

I am developing JavaFX with Spring applications that are shipped with native installers for Windows, Linux and macOS. I am hosting the macOS DMG and pkg installers outside Mac App Store on my web site....
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How can I find all the modifications and installations done by a spam dmg?

I downloaded a 1.5 MB dmg file from a inauthentic site and despite suspicion, opened it and opened the app inside it. Assume that the game I wanted was game, so it was named game.dmg. It mounted ...
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How do I create a Mac bootable USB drive using Windows?

My MBA 2012 with OS X 10.9.4 Mavericks won't boot anymore - it simply freezes after the initial jingle. I already tried resetting NVRAM and SMC, but to no avail. I don't have any time machine backups. ...
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Allow button not working in system preferences

I am trying to install some software, (at this particular moment I want to install VirtualBox, although this issue has happened with other software), and I have to click "Allow" in System Preferences, ...
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Problem in installing Xcode on MacBook Air 2017 with macos Mojave version 10.14.5

I am trying to download Xcode from the mac app store but it fails again and again. I am using my mobile hotspot for internet. It has a daily data limit of 2.5 GB but Xcode is of 6.1 GB. Once I put ...
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Your computer is disabled. Try again in 60 minutes

I need to factory reset a MackBook Pro. Every time I start it up it takes ages to load and then I see this: Your computer is disabled. Try again in 60 minutes. I tried to restart the Mac with CMD +...
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How do I manually install an app in iTunes 12.7?

I foolishly installed iTunes 12.7, and now find that I am unable to install a development/QA version of my company's app for testing. After downloading the IPA, I am following the steps found on ...
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How can I make a macOS Mojave bootable USB installer in Windows 10?

I have downloaded and saved macOS Mojave installation file from the Mac App Store into my external hard drive. Unfortunately, macOS has crashed on my Mac and now I need to install it again. I have ...
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Can I install Mac OSX Sierra on USB drive?

I have an early 2011 MacBook Pro. I want to try Sierra as most of the software I want to use no longer works on Mavericks. I went through a number of post that I can install Sierra on 8 GB USB drive ...
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How to download El Capitan installer from a High Sierra Mac [duplicate]

My mom's iMac is having issues (it's booting to the "prohibited" circle with a slash), and needs the OS reinstalled. She'd been running El Capitan, and I'd like to reinstall the same since she has ...
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How to see list of purchased apps on the Apple Mac App Store in macOS Mojave?

I have seen postings talk about a "Purchased" tab in the Mac App Store to see a list of apps you own. Then you can hit a button to install that app on a new Mac you own. I do not see any "Purchased" ...
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macOS could not be installed on your computer

I have a Late 2011 Mac mini late 2011. It had macOS High Sierra installed, but due to some problems with language, I decided to delete everything and re-install it. But Now, I have this message when ...
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Command “istats” gives “-bash: istats: command not found” after “gem install iStats”

I wanted to use iStats in command line/terminal mode, so I did the following: I installed iStats with the command gem install iStats as per this answer to an AskDifferent question; However, when I ...
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Wiped drive, now can’t reinstall El Capitan from Recovery because the “item is temporarily unavailable”

I wanted to clear room on my computer, so I restarted the computer with cmd+r keys and opened OS X Utilities. I erased my drive and wanted to reinstall OS X El Capitan. After I agreed to the terms ...
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OS X Internet Recovery doesn't see SSD drive

I wanted to do a clean install and booted from OS X recovery partition. In disk utility I selected "erase" option. SSD was working correctly before that. Now, if i startup, the only way to proceed is ...
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`brew link unbound` returns `/usr/local/sbin is not writable` error

I'm trying to install unbound using brew command. Here's output for brew install unbound: Warning: unbound 1.6.7 is already installed, it's just not linked. You can use `brew link unbound` to link ...
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How can I download an older version of OS X/macOS?

As older versions of macOS & OS X no longer appear on the App Store search, how can I get any older version of a Mac OS to be able to run as a VM, or to reinstall on my Mac? This is an attempt to ...
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MacBook Pro 2013 - new hard drive installed - strange startup screen

I just installed a new hard drive in my MacBook Pro 2013 model. It's exactly the same make as the original drive. Just to be sure, I pre-formatted it as Mac OS Extended using a SATA-USB adapter cable ...
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XQuartz cannot start on macOS Mojave 10.14.5

Recently the XQuartz cracked after I open it from the Utilities folder. And I try to install it through different methods like the pkg and "brew cask install xquartz". However, it cannot work by each ...
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How can I recover from a “AMD-Action:downloadProduct:SP” during installation of macOS?

Just wiped my hard drive on my MacBook Pro from 2013. Went to install a new copy of MacOS Sierra. I get the following error: AMD-Action:downloadProduct:SP I looked online and tried change the date ...
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How can I install java openjdk 8 on High Sierra

How do I install OpenJDK 8 on High Sierra? It looks like support for the Java Oracle JDK version 8 will be deprecated after January 2019 Java SE Overview Additionally, it looks like publishing and ...
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How to create installable app with setuid bit set owned by root

I have inherited a codebase that needs updating, but I don't have the build scripts that created the final pkg file. The code needs to access a connected USB device (treated as a drive) to read and ...
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How can I create a bootable windows 10 usb installer on Mojave?

Boot Camp Assistant no longer allows to do this dd shouldn't be used for bootable sticks (see here) Using unetbootbin I can only write on FAT32 formatted USB, but that does not work (see here) How ...
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How to create bootable installation media for Mojave without erasing the target drive

I would like to use my existing external ssd (500GB) as a bootable Mojave installation disk. But I don't want to erase the contents or format the drive. This page has the general instructions https://...
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Stuck during clean install on a new SSD on a late 2009 iMac

I hope you might be able to help me out since I am completely stuck in my attempt to perform a clean install of High Sierra on a late 2009 iMac (model number A1311 – does not have Internet recovery) ...
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AMD-Action:downloadProduct:SP error on clean install [duplicate]

I'm getting the AMD-Action:downloadProduct:SP error when trying to reinstall macOS, it doesn't even get to the option to sign in with an apple ID. I've tried the solutions below but it's still not ...
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With Homebrew, how to check if a software/package is installed?

I'm installing a set of softwares/packages/formulas via homebrew with command like brew install <formula1> ... brew cask install <formula2> ... I wonder if it's a good idea to verify if ...
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How do I download macOS High Sierra for offline install?

Yes, I found Download macOS High Sierra for offline install [duplicate] and macOS High Sierra media installer but they don't fit my use-case. I need to update a number of Macs to High Sierra to ...
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Error while trying to clean install OS X El Capitan (Apple ID auth error)

I am trying to do a clean install of El Capitan using guide on support.apple.com. I reformatted they drive as told, but now I am getting an error while trying to do the new install. Every time I try ...
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Duet Display install caused reboot to hang on High Sierra

I tried to install the app 'Duet Display' today. It was always troublesome on my Windows PC, so I was disappointed to see it wasn't working very well on my new MBP 2017 13" w/ TB as well. The ...
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What does Finder (10.12) and IP Scanner require to run?

I am working on creating a macOS 10.12 Live USB, and need to know what /System/Library/Frameworks/ frameworks Finder and IP Scanner requires (and how do I install them/track all of their files down)? ...
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Software update wants to install Command Line Tools. Why? I have no Xcode installed

After the MacOS 10.14.4 Update, softwareupdate also shows me the following as a further update/ download: Command Line Tools (macOS Mojave version 10.14) for Xcode 10.2 Now if I need it, I am fine ...
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Mac Software Update Frozen During Install

I am attempting to update my Mac to a newer version of Mojave. The update downloaded fine, but when it came to the installation, the update froze around halfway. I tried shutting down the computer and ...
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macOS High Sierra media installer

I want to make a USB media installer for the new High Sierra release. I commonly use createinstallmedia or DiskMakerX but for this new release I just can't make it work (both). I downloaded the ...
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OS X El Capitan installation error: AMD-Action:authenticate:SP

When doing a clean re-installation of El Capitan (highest supported version) from a bootable USB on an older Mac (MBP, 15-inch, Late 2008), I get this error: An unexpected error occured while ...
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How can I upgrade from Oracle JDK 8 to OpenJDK 8 using Homebrew?

If I have Oracle Java SE JDK 8 installed on my mac, how can I upgrade to Open JDK 8? Motivation: Android build tools seem to need JDK 8, but according to the following links Oracle JDK 8 will not ...
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ld: library not found for -lgcc_ext.10.5

When trying to update my port using: sudo port selfupdate: MacPorts base is already the latest version sudo port upgrade outdated: Nothing to upgrade. Then when trying to install Octave: ...
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How to restore MacBook Pro to factory settings? Prohibited sign on boot [duplicate]

Because I am selling my old MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2011) and, for this reason, restore it to the factory settings. I have followed the steps for this. First the discs were erased which only partially ...
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Chromium builds for Mac OS X

What is the proper way to install Chromium (not chrome!) on Mac OS X? Stable builds are a must, beta builds or nightlies are nice to have.
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Adding a new executable to the PATH environment variable?

I'm trying to install this library called phantomjs. The instructions include this line: http://code.google.com/p/phantomjs/wiki/BuildInstructions For convenience, copy the executable bin/...
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OSX Installation to MBA (Macbook Air Model A1370) SSD upgrade

Is it possible to install an unformatted M.2 SSD and install OSX? Update: I have an M.2 adapter. I do not have an M.2 enclosure, that would be necessary to ghost the current drive over to the ...
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What's the best way to update Homebrew when upgrading macOS?

I'm just about to finally update my MacBook Pro to macOS Mojave, hoping that the issues have all been resolved. But when I got this new machine I changed from using MacPorts to using Homebrew. When I ...
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Newly installed programs always appear with external drives in Finder

Why do newly-installed programs always appear with external drives in Finder on my MacBook? For example, I just installed Zotero and no problem opening it but I see it listed under my external USB ...
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How to install GIMP resynthesizer on Mac OS?

I'm running El Capitain and have GIMP installed but can't figured out how to install the resynthesizer. I copied the files from the linux version of the plugin into the plugin folder of GIMP but GIMP ...
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How do I Install macOS Sierra from Terminal in Recovery?

I tried installing macOS High Sierra but it failed. Probably because I have WD Black2 Dual Drive (120gb SSD + 1tb HDD). I would like to reinstall macOS Sierra, and I have the installation file on ...
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Remove and Reinstall Python on Mac — Can I trust these old references?

I'm new to the mac, and apparently I've made some sort of error. I've been learning python, via tutorials, and between Homebrew, Pip and XCode somehow my versions are all mixed. Pip3 points to ...
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BYA repo installation error (Cydia)

When I try to install any package from the BYA repo (because they have a lot of packages that are no longer hosted anywhere else), I get an error: HTTP/1.1 500 Internal Server Error. I've been getting ...
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Broken Git installation on my Mac. How do I fix it?

I've had git running on my MacBook Pro (macOS High Sierra 10.13.6) for ages. I recently uninstalled Xcode because I never use it, but that seems to have broken Git and I can't figure out how to fix it....
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2018 MacBook Pro won't let me install macOS High Sierra 10.13 from USB installer

I've got a 2018 MacBook Pro (Model ID : MacBook 15,1) that shipped with macOS Mojave 10.14, that I need to downgrade to run macOS High Sierra 10.13. I've tried reformatting the main drive using Disk ...