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

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“Permission denied” when running macOS installer from command line

I'm trying to install High Sierra to an external drive, from a system which is running Mojave. I can't run the GUI installer (it warns me about trying to install an older version of the OS), so I'm ...
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Clean install of El Capitan on an older iMac? [duplicate]

I have an old iMac (Mid-2007 Core 2 Duo, A1225) that our workgroup is retiring. My colleague wants to use it for her son. I migrated all data to a new iMac, wiped the drive, and initiated reinstall ...
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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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iCloud app cannot be installed on Windows 10

Recently I reinstalled my OS on my Laptop and tried to install iCloud for Windows 10 and unfortunately I am unable to do so because at the end of it I got this error: There is a problem with this ...
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Issues erasing APFS disk

The MacBook Pro (Mid 2012) won't boot because it can't find the system software (flashing questionmark folder when trying to boot). I tried to reinstall the system by installing macOS on an external ...
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Block opening of DMG files by non-admin user

I set up Parental Control for a user but said user is still able to download and install additional software from DMG files (among other they downloaded TOR browser which bypasses parental control).. ...
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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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Can’t get MacBook a1181 to boot

I have two MacBook a1181’s, a black one and a white one. I bought the first one (the black one) a while ago and haven’t had any problems with it. I installed Devuan on it and everything was good. ...
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How to use house brew install python 3.6.5_1

I am trying to install python 3.6.5_1 using Homebrew by running the following: $ brew install https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/homebrew-core/f2a764ef944b1080be64bd88dca9a1d80130c558/Formula/...
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Clean install macOS keeps restarting and returning to macOS Utilities

I'm trying to do a clean install of macOS Mojave on my 2012 13" MacBook Pro using a bootable USB. I'm doing it on a new 1 TB SSD that I've installed after my last one died. The problem I'm having is ...
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macOS Mojave clean install installer doesn't start

I wish to perform a clean install of macOS Mojave on my Mid 2013 MacBook Air. I am currently running macOS High Sierra 10.13.6. I've done all the steps, from downloading the installer from the Mac ...
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How to guarantee a clean install of macOS Mojave from an external USB drive

I recently received some Mac Mini's (2014 2.8 i5 16GB RAM) purchased online which came installed with El Capitain. I was concerned that the there could be a root kit installed on these second-hand ...
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Cannot install graphviz with macports

I am struggling with macports trying to install graphviz tool: ... $ sudo port install graphviz ---> Computing dependencies for graphviz ---> Fetching archive for graphviz ---> Attempting ...
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Macbook Pro internal hard drive issues, any way to get this working?

Apologies for myself, I'm a new member and clueless about Macs in general. I have inherited a 2010 Macbook Pro and I've been hoping to use it for some light work. The old password to the computer ...
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Attempting to install High Sierra alongside Windows 10 (1809 October 2018 ISO): “This disk cannot be used to startup your computer”

I have installed Windows 10 (in UEFI mode - no bios emulation) first on an empty SSD of an iMac (mid-2011). Once I was done I attempted to perform a usb-install of High Sierra (I have a created an HFS+...
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Dual boot install of OSX and Ubuntu on my 15" Macbook Pro 2011 which already installed with Ubuntu.

My 15" Macbook Pro Late 2011 have a crooked GPU and won't finish any reinstallation of OSX. tried to verbose it in installation and it hanged in hardware validation or something that make me believe ...
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HomeBrew offloading package compilation

My poor old 2008 aluminium MacBook isn't the only old piece of kit I have running homebrew packages, I really appreciate the ability to have a package manager in Mac OS, at least while I make my way ...
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The recovery server could not be contacted while installing Mojave

Just needed a bit of help debugging. This is a machine that came with Yosemite OS and I had updated to Mojave. So I want to wipe and install a new Mojave on it because you can't install Yosemite on ...
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Install old app version on iPad 1st generation iOS 5.1.1 (Windows 10, year 2018 question)

I've just got first gen. iPad with iOS 5.1.1 and reset it to it's factory settings. Then I installed iTunes version 12.4.3.1 on my Windows 10 PC. Both iTunes and iPad are connected to same account and ...
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Install MacOS Sierra

I have formatted my MacBook Air and I am trying to install macOS Sierra which is taking a lot of time and is consuming a lot of data(connected via mobile hotspot). Is there any way that I can install ...
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How to install a fresh copy of Mojave on a Macbook Air?

When I do the Option + Command + R, I am presented with several options. One of those options is to reinstall Mojave from an already existing image. I don't want to use that image, rather, I want to ...
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How can I remove the Mojave download without installing it?

I accidentally clicked the upgrade message, thinking I was upgrading something else, which downloaded Mojave. I was then presented with a window to install Mojave. I don't want to install Mojave. ...
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Newbie Mac user - how to start over with Mac mini that has Windows installed

I'm very, very new to using Macs in general - my current work computer (iMac Mid 2010) is the first that I've used, and it's only been a couple of months. I work for a non-profit and someone has ...
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How do I install macOS 10.11 El Capitan on a Mac mini (Late 2012)

I have an older Mac mini (mid 2011) which runs macOS 10.11, 10.12 and 10.13. It did not allow me to install macOS 10.14, so I had to order another (used) Mac mini (late 2012) that now runs macOS 10.13 ...
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Is it possible to install Tor Browser on iPad?

I recently brought an 10.5" iPad Pro that runs mainly on cellular data. I bought this device to travel with my husband over the road in his semi truck. I have not been able to choose the right Tor ...
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All Safari Tabs lost after installation of Mojave

I had a lot of research tabs open in Safari. But all lost after installing Mojave. I have Time Machine if that is of any help. I also checked "restoring all tabs from last session" without any ...
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How to make a modified dmg distributable?

Adding files to a dmg and redistribute it Purpose : Adding some settings files to firefox.dmg (mozilla.cfg and policies.json) in the objective of redistributing the modified dmg How the dmg is ...
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Install macOS on a MacBook with a blank HD without having another working Mac or old Mac HD? [duplicate]

I'm getting 3 year old MacBook Pro with no HD (surplus from the company I work for). I don't have a Mac of any sort to do the install/restore/etc like most other answers to this question assume. I ...
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Reinstall Mac OS. Will time machine really work?

I installed a lot of OSS packages when I got my new MacBook. After many updates and 2 OS upgrades XCode command line tools has REALLY gored itself. IT thinks it is installed. But everything I try ...
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How to identify how a package or an executable was previously installed?

Is there a guideline or tool that can help identify how an executable was installed? I have installed Vim 7.3 long ago (seems called MacVim), and I'd like to upgrade it to 8.0+. I've tried to list ...
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Is there a list of pre-installed command-line tools for macOS? [duplicate]

I'm currently in the process of developing some shell scripts but have run into a problem: whilst I am able to execute numerous commands on my Mac, when I try to run it on other people's computers I ...
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Cannot reinstall MacOS

I have erased my Mac Mini and now I am presented with the Recovery screen where I can use Disk Utility, Reinstall, etc. Nothing works! Disk Utility claims it cannot unmount the primary HDD, despite ...
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Is it possible to clean install mac os and backup on the same drive in a different partition

Just wondering if it's possible to clean install mac os (mojave) while also backing up some files on a different volume/partition on the same drive or will I have to wipe the entire drive.
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External drive Mojave installs unaccessible from Mavericks

I've installed Mojave fresh, direct using an Apple-downloaded installer 4x now on 2 brand new, freshly formatted Seagate 2TB drives as well as a partition on another reliable non-Seagate drive. Drives ...
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How can I abort Mojave installation?

I am on Sierra now, and the appstore has downloaded the Mojave Installer, however I quit it without going though any of the steps, the installer is just sitting in my apps folder. I would like to ...
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macOS Mojave (10.14) - how to get a full installer without using the macOS Mojave Patcher Tool [duplicate]

I just want to install macOS Mojave (10.14) on one of my Macs without an internet connection. Therefore, I need an "offline" installer. With previous versions of macOS I used the createinstallmedia ...
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uninstall homebrew without uninstalling packages

I want to show someone how to install homebrew. I want to uninstall homebrew (so that I no longer have a brew command) and then paste the install command into my terminal, and it goes through a ...
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Names and location of .dmg files for OS X installation

I believe a file was download and mounted to a director under Applications: cd /Applications ls -l | grep -i install drwxr-xr-x 3 root wheel 102 Nov 2 23:55 Install macOS High Sierra.app Is ...
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GLU Library not found

I am trying to install PyFTGL to display fonts in my PyOpenGL project. When trying to install with the python setup.py install command from the downloaded PyFTGL source code folder, I get the ...
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Where to get the full offline-capable installer for macOS Mojave (.1 update)?

When I originally downloaded the Install macOS Mojave.app for the original release 14.0.22, I got a 6.03 gig file. Today I replaced that file by downloading the installer fresh from the App Store for ...
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Mac App To Make External HDD Bootable

Instead of using DiskMaker, is there another app to make Mac OS X 10.4 or 10.5 (ppc) bootable without creating a bootable usb? I want to copy all the contents of the Mac OS X Install DVD straight to ...
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Install Mac OS X Tiger (PPC) to External HDD with an Intel Mac

I’m running 10.11 on my MacBook Pro and I’m wondering if it is possible to install a PPC OS X to an external HDD using an intel MacBook? Or is there an app that I can use to accomplish this?
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“Volume contains an OS X installation which may be damaged”

After I formatted my disk (instead of just erasing the volume), I struggled to reinstall Mac OS 10.11 (El Capitan) on my early-2009 Mac Mini (10.11 being the latest supported version.) I tried ...
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Parallels 14 with macOS Mojave has extra volume mounted named “Install macOS Mojave”

I successfully installed macOS Mojave as a guest OS on Parallels 14.0.1. I installed by using the Parallels Control Center, choosing File > New > Install Windows or another OS from a DVD or image file ...
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Running MTGArena on MacBook Pro using Wine and DXVK

I have recently installed wine for the first time on my MacBook Pro (15-inch, Late 2011 running OSX 10.13.6 with OpenGL 16.7.4 and OpenCL 2.8.24) in order to play MTGArena... unfortunately it doesn't ...
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How to get a clean installation copy of mac os High Sierra [duplicate]

I have tried every combination of question and filter stating that I needed a full download of High Sierra. I need to do a clean install on another Mac I have, but every time I get the same download ...
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Can't install Inkscape on macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 (17G65) via DMG or Homebrew

I've been trying to install Inkscape 0.92.2 via DMG (Xquartz) and via Homebrew (Cask), having previously installed Xquartz (2.7.11) without issue, on my Macbook Pro 13. Once Inkscape has installed it ...
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Is it a good practice to create a desktop shortcut on mac?

I have been installing some popular software for Mac and observed that installation packages do not create a desktop shortcut as they often do on windows. What is good practice to follow: Should I ...
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How do I do a clean install of macOS Mojave?

I follow instructions and installed macOS Mojave on my MacBook Air. The update installed and when I try to use the new software, to my surprise, every 2 minutes the screen was frozen. I am using Mac ...
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Is it possible to install macOS in a Windows machine?

I recently moved to a company which doesn't use Mac laptops. It's a pain to switch back to Windows after using a Mac for 10+ years. Just wondering if it's possible to install macOS in a Windows ...