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

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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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Where are the install logs for macOS bootable external installer

With the more recent macOS installers, using createinstallmedia to make bootable installers is widespread practice now. https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201372 When we take that drive to a Mac to ...
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OS X can’t be installed on “Macintosh HD” because the version of macOS is too new

I'm currently running Sierra, trying to download the El Capitan installer from the App Store, but am unable to due to the message in the title. Is there any way around this, or am I forced to erase my ...
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Open Terminal and Run command as different User to show status messages

I am currently working on deploying software from our MDM to Mac's. The software installs correctly but there is no user feedback during the install unless they know to manually go and find a ...
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Instaling app without AppStore, Jailbreak or any warranty void itp.? [closed]

I have a question. I'm developing an app for iOS. I don't have a subscription of Apple Developer Account(I'm thinking about buying that but I'm hesitating because I don't know whether my app will work ...
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MacBook Pro won't boot of freshly installed copy of macOS

Yesterday the SSD in my 13" mid-2012 MacBook Pro died. I replaced the old one with a new one. First I tried to reinstall macOS with my Time Machine backup, but it failed. Then I tried to install a ...
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Order of operations on clean High Sierra install: APFS Encryption or Filevault? Both?

When doing a clean install with High Sierra, I have the option to do APFS or APFS Encrypted. If I choose APFS Encrypted, do I also need to do Filevault as well? Is it the same thing?
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“An error occurred installing macOS” in VMware?

Heyo, I'm trying to build a Vagrant box for command line access to a macOS virtual machine, to make it easier to build macOS applications. I managed to script up most of the macOS High Sierra ...
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Macbook keeps rebooting on installation USB after trying to reinstall - EFI partition empty

I've got a 12-inch MacBook I would like to reinstall. Before doing so I've cleared the storage drive, reset the SMC and NVRAM. I've got a macOS High Sierra USB ready from which it successfully boots. ...
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Cannot install High Sierra or Sierra, get “installer payload failed signature test”

A user came in with their OS all garbaged up. It wouldn't start and when I used Target Mode and copied off documents and scanned the snot out of them I came up with a number of viruses. Afterward I ...
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Bootable usb stick created in windows won`t show in startup manager in mac

My MacBook Pro (Early 2015) won't boot any more; it boots into a flashing screen with a folder with question mark. I downloaded a High Sierra DMG and created a bootable USB using both Transmac and ...
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how install postgres 9.6 and a corresponding PostGIS [closed]

How do I install postgres 9.6 and a corresponding PostGIS on macOS Sierra using perhaps homebrew?
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How can I stop macOS re-installing default apps and data I've previously deleted when I update the OS?

I normally tweak my iMac to the extremest way possible, including normally deleting useless system apps and certain processes and services. I did the same when I was running macOS High Sierra (10.13.0)...
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White screen when installing OSX

My daughter's MBP recently had a hard drive failure. I replaced the hard drive and purchased the Snow Leopard install disc from Apple. During the install start up, at a certain point the screen goes ...
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Reformatted Hard Drive & Transferring Over User Data and Apps

I tried to upgrade to High Siera but it crashed in the middle and totally messed up my Mac. I tried everything under the sun to fix it, be it Tech Tool, Drive Genius, Disk Warrior. Disj Utilities. ...
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Problem with installing Java

I just downloaded the latest Java SE Development Kit and tried to install it. The installer opens but then after clicking on install nothing happens. I know this is not very specific (not good with ...
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How to install older Xcode version from the App Store

I want to install Xcode 6 or 7 but I don't have a stable internet connection so installing the .dmg file with around 2-4GB file size will probably end badly. I was thinking of a way where I can ...
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Can I clean-install iOS 11 on my iPhone 7?

My iPhone 7 is too buggy since I upgraded it to the iOS 11 beta. Now the iOS 11 had finally been released for a while, but my iPhone, even after upgraded to the official release, still too buggy (...
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Can't install El Capitan in VirtualBox on High Sierra

I am installing El Capital in VirtualBox on High Sierra. The reason I am doing this is that I have an enterprise application that stoped working in High Sierra and so I am going the VM route. When I ...
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Why do we install software via `.dmg` files?

When I want to install software, I typically download a .dmg (Disk iMaGe) file. When I open it, this .dmg file looks like what I would call a "virtual disk" (hence its name I presume) and is listed in ...
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How can I create a CD installer in ISO format for macOS High Sierra?

For the last couple of macOS versions, it has been standard to upgrade the system from a downloaded package, or to create an installation USB drive. However, how can I make an installer that boots ...
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gfortran compilation error (installing Quantum ESPRESSO)

I'm trying to install Quantum ESPRESSO, but I keep getting an error when I'm configuring the make files (this installation procedure is addressed on page 8 of the manual). In particular, I invoke ...
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Create a RAID 1 with only one disk?

I have a MacBook with an SSD, so space is limited. I've been using a single external drive to store my overflow, but would feel a lot more comfortable if it was on a RAID 1. So, I've bought an 2 bay ...
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Cannot upgrade to High Sierra: Unable to unmount volume for repair?

I'm stuck in an upgrade loop for High Sierra. I have: 2017 iMac 3.11 TB fusion drive for main drive labeled Macintosh HD in my system I've downloaded the High Sierra installer from the App Store and ...
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Can't download High Sierra from the Mac App Store

When I click "Download" in the High Sierra page in Mac App Store, the button turns into a gray "Downloading" button and might even show an estimated download time but after a while it turns into a ...
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Failed to upgrade to OS X High Sierra with two non-descriptive errors

I've downloaded "Install macOS High Sierra.app" from the Apple App Store. On launching I get: "This copy of the Install macOS High Sierra.app application is damaged, and can‘t be used to install ...
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Installing High Sierra on a Linux machine

I currently have (Arch) Linux on my MacBook Air (2012), and I want to install High Sierra on an external drive, so I can run the new eficheck. How do I do that, and without disturbing my existing ...
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Accidentally removed internal disk before High Sierra installation

I have a 15" mid-2014 MacBook Pro (with a 256GB SSD). Today I wanted to install macOS High Sierra, so I created a bootable USB installation drive. Then I booted into the installer and fired up Disk ...
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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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Failed to Upgrade from macOs High Sierra GM to Public Release

I have a MPB with macOS 10.13 Beta (17A362a) (GM), when trying to install the public release from the App Store I get the following error: An error occurred while preparing the installation. Try ...
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Deleted MacOS partitions and installed Ubuntu, now can't boot with DVD, USB or internet recovery to reinstall MacOS

I deleted all partitions on the MacBook's HD and installed Ubuntu. Now I want to reinstall MacOS but nothing will work. Holding option on startup shows the grey screen with the pointer but no ...
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Tried to do a complete fresh install of Sierra. “Permission Denied” when I go to Install

So I wiped my computer at work using the disk utility. I went to install the OS again and when I select the drive and hit "install" I get "The operation couldn't be completed. Permission Denied" When ...
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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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Why Mac App Store shows open button below the macOS sierra installer icon in the product page?

Before when I had macOS sierra installed on my mac and when I used to open macOS sierra in the MacApp store there used to be an option to reinstall/download the installer but now I am seeing an open ...
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Delete old users files on a secondhand Mac

I recently purchased a 3 year old secondhand corporate owned MacBook Pro which has a lot of files from the previous user. Users are as follows: admin (admin) from old corporate IT department myself (...
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iPad 1 can't install a new app

I want to install Qi Dian on my iPad 1 but I can't. I've tried to download from my Mac first but this app can't be download by Mac, only iPad device or iPhone. How can I install this on my iPad 1?
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Install second operating system on internal (as VM with Parallels) or external drive?

I am using an old MacBook and I want to keep my operating system. For coding with Xcode I would need a newer version of OS X. My question is, if the performance is better when I: Install the new ...
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If a downloaded package verifies, is it safe?

I'm trying to install the Java JDK. The download page does not use HTTPS. I downloaded the .dmg file anyway; when I open it, Finder spends some time verifying it and then I have the option to install ...
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How to update Git (actually remove apple git and install new one via brew)?

I want to update git. I find this article: On one of the first steps, I get a problem. When I tried to backup currently installed git I got permissions restriction. It's ok it must be some OSX ...
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Error: An Error occurred while preparing the installation, while re-installing Mac OS Sierra

I am trying to reset my MacBook Pro, and when I was re-installing the macOS I got this error: An Error occurred while preparing the installation. Try running this application again. When I ...
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How to use Reason 7 (Reason.app) on macOS Sierra

After reinstalling os x and updating it to Sierra I found that Reason 7 would not start. Instead the following error message is displayed: Unknown installation error An error occurred during ...
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Unable to reinstall Mac OSX without an Apple ID that I don't know

I was recently given a retired MacBook pro from my work. It's a 2009 A1278, originally shipped With OSX Leopard 10.5.7. When I try to reinstall, it asks me for an Apple ID. Nobody around the office ...
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Is it possible to add description of an app when creating by Platypus?

I am creating an app by Platypus. Is there any way to add description of an app that would be visible in About menu? Or how it might be done?
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Can't launch an app after creation by Platypus. Error: …app/Contents/Resources/script: is a directory

In my project I have a number of jar-files, resources, h2 database, etc. I launch my application by executing a shell-script with configuration params. I would like to create Mac app by using ...
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Sierra won't install

From my mac OS 10.8.5 I downloaded OS Sierra from app store. It said it was downloaded and the icon was in my apps folder. I clicked it, agreed, gave my password, but it wouldn't install. Per advice ...
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Installing macOS Sierra on iMac 2008 new hard drive

I've just installed a new hard drive in my 2008 iMac. As my old one died I put a copy of macOS Sierra on a USB stick, but when I try to boot from it all I get is the no entry sign. Any ideas what I’m ...
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How to reinstall macOS Sierra after formatting by Ubuntu

I recently experienced a problem with my macOS Sierra that forced me to reinstall it. However the internet connection was bad, so I ended up installing Ubuntu 17 from USB instead. I’ve now ...
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Install macOS Sierra using a newer Mac to be deployed on an older Mac?

Any problem with using a newer Mac laptop to install macOS Sierra onto an external hard drive, then install into an older Mac laptop? (assuming both Macs are Sierra-capable, obviously) Are there any ...
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How do I install catdoc via homebrew?

I wanted to install catdoc on my Mac Sierra system. I was following the link here: brewformulas.org/Catdoc, but when I run the commands I get an No available formula with the name "catdoc" error. ...
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Error “Metric (TFM) file not found” with MacTex 2016

I want to use TexMaker as LaTeX editor on a Macbook with OS X 10.9.5. I installed TexMaker 4.5 and MacTex 2016. A first attempt to compile a given document (that was written with TexMaker on a Linux ...