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

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Can I know the technical specifications of a Mac mini without an OS?

I just bought a Mac mini 2011 to replace my iMac 2011 and want to make sure before I plug my Time Machine drive into it that the Mac mini's hard drive has the capacity I need. I tried restarting it ...
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How can I download an older version of OS X/macOS?

Sometimes it's hard to search for older versions of macOS & OS X on the App Store. This is an attempt to provide the canonical QA for this issue, as per the Meta QA - Where is the list of ...
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Actual working tutorial of installing catalina on an external drive?

I want to know where the working tutorial for installing Catalina on an external drive is. All the tutorial I managed to google up for some reason failed to mention the "missing a firmware ...
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Failed Installation of macOS Catalina

I recently had to erase my 2018 Mac mini and I’m now trying to upgrade to macOS Catalina 10.15.6. However, after running the installer, I keep getting the error message “An error occurred while ...
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macOS Catalina installation error

I am using a 2019 MacBook Pro. I am moving from macOS 10.14.6 to macOS 10.15 Catalina. I just finished downloading the macOS Catalina installer via Software Update System Preferences pane, but when I ...
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Mojave installer stuck with 17sec left

I downloaded a macOS Mojave installer, after download I proceeded to install Mojave on my MacBook Pro mid 2012. Just before completing installation as indicated 17 seconds left. It was like that for ...
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How to reinstall Mac OS Snow Leopard from Grub

I tried install Ubuntu on the internal hard drive of my iMac and now want my iMac running Snow Leopard again I can acquire a Snow Leopard ISO and burn it on to a CD through using my laptop. I don't ...
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Mojave 10.14 install [closed]

I made a bootable Flash drive with Mojave 10.14 on it . Worked fine with another computer when it first came out. Now trying to use it , I get a error message. I don't want to go to Catalina yet, for ...
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Error creating a macOS install media on a virtual volume

I'm trying to make some .iso files with the install medium for the last versions of macOS (From El Capitán to Catalina), so I can burn them in a USB flash drive. I have found several guides and ...
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I can't make bootable USB on 2008 iMac 2008 running El Capitan [duplicate]

I have 2008 iMac and OS X El Capitan on it. I will make bootable USB drive for my friend, but I can't. I format my USB as Mac Os Extended and GUID parition map, then I downloaded InstallMacOSX.dmg ...
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I have a problem to install the SETOOLKIT ON mac

I need your help. I want to install the setoolkit on my mac, and i found this instuction on internet: https://www.cybrary.it/blog/0p3n/social-engineering-toolkit-os-x/ I followed all of these steps ...
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Why do I see this installation screen upon logging in?

I logged into my Mac and the progress bar went about half way when the screen blacked out, another loading progress bar showed up, after which this showed up (see image). What's going on?
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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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Install a package .pkg into a custom directory

I need to install the gcc3.3 on my OS X 10.5.8 to try something. For that purpose, I need to install it into a custom directory, such as /usr/loca/gcc-3.3 By default, the gcc3.3.pkg installs itself ...
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Installing .pkg with terminal ?

Is it possible to install a .pkg using a terminal ? (I wanted to install an app through ssh).
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Is it at all possible to update Mac OS without sabotaging the bootcamp Windows installation in my scenario?

So long story short, I tried to install linux at some point in the past to my mbp, and end up damaging all partition tables and had to go to the Genius Bar to get it fixed. The thing is, I am somewhat ...
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Why does macOS Catalina install and/or update fail with “OSStatus error -37”?

Both after updating from macOS Mojave 10.14.6 to macOS Catalina 10.15.5 and again when updating from 10.15.5 to 10.15.6, the installation failed with OSStatus error -37. This failure leaves the ...
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“Unable to verify macOS” when I try installing the OS on an external SSD

Trying again multiple times didn't help. Any ideas? Filed in Feedback Assistant (FB7434412). External drive is connected through USB-C.
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Can't run OpenJDK macOS Catalina “Can't verify it's not a Virus”

I downloaded OpenJDK 13 from the official website and extracted it to my /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/ folder. If I now try to run it with java -version I get a prompt saying something around the ...
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How to overcome Mac OS installation errors?

I'm passing my old 2012 macbook onto my dad and I'm reinstalling Mountain Lion to wipe everything clean, but I'm encountering some problems in doing so. The installation downloads everything correctly ...
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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 + R ...
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macOS Catalina: Install Slows and Errors on MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2012)

For around 6 months I had intermittent issues with my MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2012) where it was randomly ending up on the folder with a question mark icon, or the no-entry icon. It used a 250GB ...
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Can't update Xcode

I am aware there are more questions with the same title, but I couldn't find any other post with this specific case. I have Xcode 7.0 and I want to update to the last version (7.3). But it doesn't ...
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macOS installations shows less space than I have

I cleared my system to install the BigSur beta: So I have 62 GB free space. But when Im in the installation process its shows the following: Just 28 GB free space. How can I fix this? when I look up ...
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Where does macOS really install the SF Pro Text fonts? [duplicate]

I know that it's limited for creative use Apple's proprietary fonts, and required downloading a DMG from Apple's Design Resources and installing so you can use it on your design tools, despite it ...
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Installing MongoDB Enterprise on MacOS Catalina Version 10.15.5 (19F101)

I'm completely new to macOS, I used to use GNU/Linux for more than a decade. Now I want to install the MongoDB Enterprise edition. I downloaded it, unpacked it, but when I want to run the mongo ...
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“jdk-14.0.1.jdk” is damaged and can’t be opened - when installing JMC / JFR afterwards

I get the above message when trying to run my JDK. I installed it last week and it works fine during the day. I then Shutdown my laptop and when I re-start it the next day I get this message 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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Mojave Boot Camp looping while trying to install Windows 10

tl;dr Unable to install Windows 10 - Assistant looping between download and install screens or time out errors I'm trying to add a Windows 10 Boot Camp to a Mac mini 2012 using Boot Camp Assistant 6.1....
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Is there any way to automate the deployment of refurbished apple products?

I work for a small company that refurbishes apple products as well as PCs. For our windows machines we use a Windows deployment server that automates the installation and allows us to install from the ...
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Should I format my disk when reinstalling macOS?

I'm having some issues with my 16 inch MacBook Pro. It restarts and gives me the "Your computer was restarted because of a problem." prompt. It has done that 5 or 6 times so far. I was advised to do a ...
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MacOS bootable usb stick: This disk is locked

I want to downgrade my macbook air from Catalina to High Sierra and in the process mistakenly erased my Macintosh HD, Macintosh HD Data is still intact. Before erasing, I made a Catalina bootable ...
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Are OS X installs specific to a machine type?

When OS X is installed, does the installer: write only generic files (that will work on any machine supported by that OS), or customise the installation to a specific machine type in any way? (If ...
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Using pip vs. MacPorts for installing Python packages

I could install a python package (for example, numpy) on my Mac either via Macports: port install py-numpy or via pip: pip install numpy What are the general pros/cons of each approach? When ...
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“The name you entered can't be used. The name is not available. Enter a different name.”

I'm installing El Capitan on a MacBook Air that I aquired with no internal drive, so no previous OS. I proceed through several steps fine until "Create a Computer Account". But it doesn't like the ...
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Creating a OS X El Capitan bootable installer on a MacBook Pro to reinstall a MacBook Air

Is it possible to create a bootable USB installer on a MacBook Pro and use it to install macOS on a MacBook Air? For example, I'd like to use a MacBook Pro to create a bootable USB installer for El ...
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Open MPI broken after upgrading to Mac OS X 10.14.6

After upgrading to 10.14.6, openmpi no longer works on my MacBook Air (2019). Attempting to run any related commands mpicxx or mpiexec produce the error dyld: Library not loaded: /usr/local/opt/...
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Can't change install location for package (.pkg) file in Installer

I'm looking for a way to change the folder location that a .pkg installs to. When I run .pkg and Installer opens, it only gives me the option to install on my main disk. How do I change this so I can ...
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How to install Java using terminal?

I want to install Java entirely from the terminal without using any GUI. Can anybody give some instructions? I know that I download it with curl, but it seems that curl doesn't play quite nicely with ...
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How to clone an entire disk with Lion (+Rescue) & Bootcamp Partitions

I have a faulty (hardware-wise) drive in my 2011 macbook pro and will probably get a replacement drive from the vendor, but I was wondering whether there is (by now) a way (tool) to clone the disk ...
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How to install Firefox on my Mac laptop [duplicate]

I want to install Firefox browser on my Mac laptop. I go to the Firefox website from Google and click on download. It downloaded a Firefox 77.0.1.dmg file. How do I install Firefox using this file? ...
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Sudden reboot and install screen on login

I just logged in to my MacBook Pro (2015) running Catalina. While entering my password my desktop background disappeared, leaving a white background. On pressing enter, the machine suddenly rebooted. ...
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How to use Wine-devel to install OpenBUGS on Catalina?

My MacBook Air: Catalina 10.15.4 (19E287) I have already installed Homebrew. However, as Wine still requires 32-bit code to run 32-bit Windows software, while Catalina dropped 32-bit code support, I ...
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How to download Xcode header files for Mac OS Catalina?

I'm using Mac OS 10.15.4 Catalina. macOS Mojave had a known issue whereby users need to download missing Xcode headers. I have no headers in /usr/include Multiple StackExchange questions and ...
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How best to reintroduce files after clean MacOS install

I'm having seriously annoying issues with my new MBP. Processes crashing extremely frequently, so that I now have to close about 7 or 8 crash reports before I shut down at night. Issue here: "...
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How can I copy a working Mac Os X Tiger 10.4 install to my new HDD without destroying the Mac Os 9 installed?

I am restoring an ancient PowerPc iMac and I have a very peculiar situation. The iMac has a new ssd drive where Mac Os 9 is installed and works perfectly. I would like to install also 10.4 Tiger but ...
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Re-install Python on macOS

I uninstalled Python on my Mac by moving all python-related files in my Mac (including system files) to the trash and emptying the trash. Now, I can't get Python 3 to work at all (despite reinstalling ...
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Install an older version of MacOS onto an external drive without USB installer?

I want to install Mojave onto an external drive, using a Mac that has Catalina as its current OS. The Mac is old enough to run Mojave. A specific form of this question has been asked before, to which ...
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Repeatedly “trying to add a new helper tool” on each restart for same application(s)

Every time I restart my computer, it tries to "add a new helper tool". For instance I have to reinstall shell commands in Atom on every restart, and it prompts with the "An update is ready to install."...
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Installing fonts from terminal instead of Font Book?

I know how do install new fonts using Font Book. Is there also a way to install fonts from the terminal, using some smart shell command?

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