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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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“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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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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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 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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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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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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Issue downgrading MacOS Catalina to Mojave using bootable install

I've just got my new Mac computer which came preinstalled with Catalina. To use 32 bit programs, I'm trying to use a bootable install in order to downgrade to Mojave, which I've done before. I ...
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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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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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Boot Camp requiring disk on High Sierra

I'm running High Sierra on my late-2009 iMac. In the past, I've not had trouble installing Windows 7 with Boot Camp on older versions of Mac OS But this time, I'm getting the following error before ...
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Installing Postgresq@11 temporarily along with the 12th version which has already been installed

I have Postgresql 12 installed. For a current task I need to install the 11th version too, temporarily, and in such a way that it won't interferer with the 12th version. The latter should keep working ...
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How to install tar.gz file directly from URL efficiently from terminal?

Suppose we have a web url to a .tar.gz file. We could download it, unzip/tar it, and install it. Is there an elegant way of doing all of the above from terminal, preferably with a one-liner? ...
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OS X El Capitan downloaded form apple claims installation is successful, but new OS is not installed [duplicate]

I have a compatible macbook pro (late 2008) for OS 10.11 and wish to upgrade from OS 10.8.5 The download was fine (6.2gb) and the installer began by saying 'will take 7mb of space'. I ran the ...
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macOS reports updated printer software after installing manufacturer software

Until today, my Mac Mini, running Catalina (10.15.4) was using the system provided driver to print to and scan from my HP OfficeJet Pro 8620. This also meant that I couldn't use all of the features ...
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How do I install python pyRAPL module on MacOS?

How do I install python pyRAPL module on MacOS high sierra 10.13.6? The following errors are coming up whenever I try to install. How do I solve it?
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How to Install High Sierra on External Drive

I'll try to keep this as simple as possible but it's a little complicated. I am trying to install High Sierra on an external disk. The computer I'm using is running Mojave, however, so it won't run ...
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21.5" iMac Mid 2010 Won't Boot from USB to Install High Sierra

I tried clean installing High Sierra in by making bootable USB. I did the following: PRAM Reset Pressed Option Key at the Startup Choose USB with Install High Sierra from the Drives The Apple logo ...
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My Mackbook Pro is forcing me to use Remote Management

I recently bought a used MBP Mid-2015 from a local shop with Mojave already installed. I wanted a clean system so I booted to recovery and erased the internal drive and started a reinstall of the os. ...
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Safe and Sure Way to Install Sierra / Ongoing Regressions in OS X

I am looking to install Sierra from scratch in a straightforward, foolproof manner on an Air currently on Catalina. I've written 'straightforward, foolproof' because it appears that experienced ...
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Can I delete the .dmg files on my Mac once I install the app?

I have recently noticed that my 8-year-old MacBook is slow when loading webpages, and I started going through my files to get rid of old stuff. After a while, I came across a file called "discord.dmg"....
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Install Windows 7 on macoS High Sierra (MBP Late 2011) [duplicate]

Device: MacBook Pro 8,2 (Late 2011) Operating System: macOS High Sierra Security Update: 2020-002 Boot Camp: Version 6.1.0 (6067.60.1) Context: A couple of weeks ago I decided it was time to do a ...
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Upgrade nano on Mac OS X

I have followed the suggestion in this answer How do you update the default version of Nano on MacOS without using the homebrew package manager? I have macOS High Sierra. After the installation I ...
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How do I avoid compilation when running brew install

My internet connection sometimes drops packets (its a 4G connection), so when I download stuff sometimes it fails. So when doing "brew install" on something this occasionally happens: ==> ...
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Using pkgutil to present only folders that are unique to a certain pkg file

My installer.pkg file contains some files inside macOS pre-existing folders, and some other parts are being created on new folders that are unique to my application. For example, listing of all ...
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Can’t Install Mac OS X Leopard/Snow Leopard on 2007 iMac

A while ago, I upgraded the processor and RAM on my mid-2007 iMac so I could install macOS High Sierra. It now has an Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T9500 and 6 GB of RAM. Both the hardware and software ...
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Bus Error 10 - El Capitan Install from USB Drive

I've been trying to get a clean install of El Capitan after formatting my hard drive. The usual recovery route gives a 'A required download is missing'. After creating a USB bootable installer from ...

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