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

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Problem installing High Sierra 10.13.4

I have an iMac 27" Late 2015 with High Sierra installed. When I bought it, it came with Sierra installed, and when High Sierra was released I made a clean install but formatted my Fusion Drive to APFS....
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Where should I install new (source code) software on a Mac?

I am new to the Mac philosophy, but I have been using Ubuntu since a while. Now I am using Mac at work, and I have to install a few programs, not apps, from source code distribution. I did try to ...
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OS X base system is locked, unable to install Sierra on Mac

I made a boneheaded mistake while erasing my hard drive (can’t tell you what that mistake was) and now I can’t reinstall macOS! Can someone tell me what I need to do so I can free up the hard drive ...
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Can you install or downgrade to an older point release of macOS?

I need to do some software testing against macOS. I know I can download the El Capitan and Sierra installers, but they seem to install the last version (i.e. 10.12.6) rather than the 10.12.0 release. ...
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Installation of macOS High Sierra Update 10.13.4 failed; how do I recover without losing data?

This morning I updated macOS High Sierra from 10.13.3 to 10.13.4. It appeared to install fine (I got to the login window), so I clicked on "Shutdown", and when I got to the office, and turned on my ...
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High Sierra Xcode: which tools come with Command Line Tools installer?

Is this an accurate list? Is there official Apple Documentation detailing which commands get installed? The Command Line Tools (macOS 10.13) for Xcode 9.3 installer was recently made available from ...
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Does the macOS installer use the execution environment's during the first phase of the installation process?

I am setting up several iMacs which have different hardware configurations. I would like to temporarily connect the iMacs target drive externally on my main machine and perform the initial install on ...
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pkg installer installs to inconsistent locations

When I install my Xamarin-generated package with the terminal command from Installing .pkg with terminal ? sudo installer -pkg /path/to/package.pkg -target / the place it actually gets installed is ...
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How do I install a .dmg file without being a sudo user?

I am on macOS Sierra version 12.10.16. I downloaded an application. This app has .dmg extension. I would like to install it without using sudo or without being one of the sudo users. When I do ...
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brew changes from php71 to php@7.1 on installation

I am trying to install php71 with the command brew install php71 but instead php@7.1 is installed. When trying to install redis with brew install php71-redis it's installing but not working with that ...
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Does the macOS installer use GPU?

I have an old Macbook Pro (15-inch, mid-2010). Unfortunately, (mechanical, non-SSD) hard disk has bad sectors; it needs to be replaced, the GPU is faulty, if it is in use, the kernel panics; ...
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How do I get “get-iplayer” to use an already installed ffmpeg?

I'm following these instructions (scroll down to "Manual Installation") to manually install get-iplayer Terminal command (don't want to use brew): I see that this requires (and talks you through--...
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Mail Preferences Dialog broken since TimeMachine re-installation

I recently installed a SSD hard drive into my friends computer. I then set up the computer based on the TimeMachine backup. We had to fix the permissions on the Library folder to get some of the ...
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Force Mac Installer to Continue Download

I had a working Mac and suddenly it could not boot. Digging deeper I found the "Corpses" famous cryptic error being the cause. Reading through I found a way to fix it, that is reinstalling in Recovery ...
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How to know the macOS version used for most recent clean install?

Is there a way to know which macOS or OS X version was initially "clean-installed" on a particular Mac computer? (Assuming major or minor OS updates may have been installed later.) Please note that I ...
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Install El-Capitan from bootable USB asks me to enter Apple ID but nothing happen

I'm installing El Capitan on my MacBook Pro (mid 2012) from bootable USB. The original OS of my Mac is Lion and the latest OS is High Sierra, so I created a bootable flash drive for El-Capitan. The ...
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How do I install and format new hard drive in mid-2012 Macbook pro? [duplicate]

My hard drive in my Macbook completely broke a few weeks ago (didn't have much on it thankfully), so I bought a new hard drive and replaced the old one. Now I'm not too sure how to set this new hard ...
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Boot Camp Windows fails to start after installation

I'm using MacBook Pro 2017 Touch Bar with macOS Sierra 10.12.6.. I've installed Windows 10 via Boot Camp. After the installation, and restarting several times, I got an error "The computer restarted ...
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How do you perform a clean install of macOS High Sierra with APFS?

I have macOS High Sierra installed on my MacBook Pro already with the APFS format. However, I would like to know the steps involved to perform a clean installation of macOS High Sierra with the APFS ...
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How can I diagnose my MacBook Pro Start-up problem?

I have a MacBook Pro 8,1 (Early 2011) / 8GB (2x4GB RAM) /256 SSD and was running El Captain. One morning I couldn't boot it up. After doing the Apple Hardware Test which showed faulty RAM I put ...
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How to fix macOS installer error (Contact AppleCare) [closed]

I used the Disk Utility and I deleted the OS partition, because I lost the admin password and I couldn't install anything (my first question). I got an advice about deleting the partition from disk ...
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Can HD from 2011 mini work as is in 2012 mini?

My 2011 dual core i7 mini developed a logic board issue. I've acquired a quad core i7 2012 mini as replacement. The 2011 has a new 1TB SSD running Sierra OS. I plan to move the SSD to the newer mini. ...
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delete admin partition [duplicate]

I’m new to MacOS world. By accident I deleted the admin partition (Directory). Every time when I want to install a programme, the system ask me for the admin login. I enter the login but it is not ...
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Bought first mac ever (mac mini), but stuck on install

I just bought my first ever mac - mac mini - and now I'm trying to get it running. I have connected it to a dell monitor through hdmi and a windows usb keyboard so far. When I power it on I get the ...
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macOS High Sierra Installation Fail

I wanted to install High Sierra and made a USB Installation Disk with Disk Maker X All goes well and the installation is doing fine. Then this screen appears: OSX couldn't install on this ...
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Major problem creating more problems, spiraling out of control endlessly: cannot install OS

I started the day by receiving the following message, spontaneously: your computer restarted because of a problem. Press a key or wait a few minutes to continue starting up. So I upgraded High ...
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Does mac OS install process erase flashdrive data DURING the install?

It's well-documented that creating an install drive erases the target medium, but what about later, during the install process ? i.e. can I create a bootable flash installer, and then add files to ...
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Can I install Mac OS X on a blank SSD without any backups?

I have a late 2012 mac mini whose hardrive was causing me lot of issues. I decided to move onto Linux and I have formatted the complete hard drive and installed Linux on it. I would like to get back ...
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How to install Filemaker on my iPad?

I am not familiar with the iPad but my MacBook died and I can't afford a new one. How can I install software that is not from the Apple Store on my iPad? I have the software .ipa file, but how do I ...
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Strange problems installing operating systems on old MacBook air?

My Questions Why is the Lubuntu install not working? How can I make it work? Why are my Windows partitions not showing up in any partition managers? Confused? Read below. What I Did I have an old ...
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Trying to reinstall El Capitan but the download never finishes

my MacBook is a bit too slow for me so I'm looking to sell it. I'm trying to wipe it so it's ready to set up for the new owner, but after erasing everything on the hard disk I'm now trying to ...
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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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How to create bootable flash drive from macOS High Sierra combo update

I have problem installing macOS High Sierra from App Store. I don't understand what the problem is, but when the download completes it suddenly resets. Then when I open up App Store again it only lets ...
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Macbook Pro mid-2012: All applications are “damaged or incomplete”, question mark on all apps, no icons

Over the past couple days I have experience truly the most bizarre issue with an Apple product I have ever experienced. It has a somewhat long story to it, so I have all relevant details in ...
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Deleted system and no entry sign

I just set up my new MacBook Air laptop, however I set it up towards the wrong Apple ID. In order to just start the laptop from scratch again so I could make a new Apple ID, I reset the laptop. By ...
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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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Office 365 installation stuck with one minute remaining on running package scripts

I wiped and re-installed macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 on an older MacBook Air (11″, 2013). Then I tried to download Office 365. It got as far as "one minute remaining" on "Running Package Scripts", ...
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How to perform a “Clean Install” these days?

Long ago, back in the OS 7 and earlier days, it was a snap to perform what was formally called a "Clean Install" of the OS. It would utterly remove the OS and place a brand-spanking new one in its ...
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Reinstalling macOS High Sierra from Recovery Tools takes many hours on 2016/2017 MacBook Pros

I have recently purchased two new MacBook Pros. One is a 2016 13" MacBook Pro, the other a 2017 15" MacBook Pro. On both of them, I have had to reinstall macOS High Sierra from the Recovery Tools. On ...
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Do applications install for all users or only for one?

If I install a application using *.dmg image using user user1, it will be available when user2 log in as well? or it will be available only for user1 ?
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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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What options for clean install of MacOS High Sierra after permanent error message?

I have a late 2012 iMac i7 16GB RAM and 1TB FusionDrive which I want to sell. Using the Disk Utilities in Recovery Mode, I erased all data on the Macintosh HD partition. I then went on and selected ...
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Loop. Can't installing High Sierra clean from USB

I recently installed an SSD hard drive for my Mac Mini, and all fine until I've tried to do a clean installation of High Sierra via USB. What I've done is download the installer to usb memory stick by ...
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Why do I get a ‘Remote Management’ step when installing High Sierra?

I got a 2015 MacBook Pro from eBay. I’m trying to install Sierra from scratch (after completely formatting the SSD) but I get this strange extra step (although the install USB is vanilla and done ...
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Advantages of installing a program with Homebrew-Cask?

With Homebrew-Cask you can install many programs such as Google Chrome or OmniFocus. I can come up with a few advantages: You can install programs without going though the process of finding the ...
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Question about installing SSD into a Macbook Pro

I want to upgrade the hard drive in my 2012 Macbook Pro to an SSD. I have the parts, but had a question about how to clone the contents of my current drive so I can install it onto the SSD. I've seen ...
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How do I make IDLE work with Python 3.6.2 on Mac OS X 10.10.5?

I am new to Mac OS X. I need some help. I am having the following setup. Yosemite 10.10.5 Python 2 Version 2.7.13 Python 3 Version 3.6.2 I downloaded the python-3.6.2-macosx10.6.pkg and installed ...
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Install High Sierra using Screen Sharing

I have a headless Mac mini that currently runs macOS Sierra. I typically control this machine using Screen Sharing, which works fine even when rebooting a machine. I'd like to upgrade the machine to ...
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How to install composer via homebrew

I'm really new to MacOS so maybe this is simple question. I'm using High Sierra with default PHP 7.1 installed, I've also installed PHP 7.2 running: curl -s http://php-osx.liip.ch/install.sh | bash -...
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Force xcodebuild use a specific SDK only

I am trying to fix a homebrew formula which uses xcodebuild to build a dependency. Unfortunately, this dependency relies on an older SDK, MacOSX10.12.sdk. I cannot make this project use a newer SDK as ...