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

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Reinstalling Lion on a 3rd party SSD

I've purchased an SSD drive INTEL SSDSA2CW120G3 and had a guy in Apple Reseller store clone the original HDD to the SSD. The problem is, that the original HDD was almost dead and there were some ...
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Mac OS X finder and disk utility not responding

My mac had turned slow and buggy - I did a reinstall. After a couple of attempts I succeeded with a "blank" install. I thought it was working fine but now the problems from before keeps popping up: ...
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Trying to restore Macbook Pro to factory setting, but it freezes when inserted the DVD

I'm trying to restore my Macbook Pro (17") to factory settings, and here were the steps that I took: I inserted the Snow Leopard DVD. I turned off my Mac. I turned it back on while pressing the "...
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How to obtain latest slipstreamed installation media for OS X?

I'm looking for a way to obtain an updated installation media for OS X 10.6.x, currently 10.6.6 I am looking for a similar solution to the Windows slipstreamed installation media and preferably a ...
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How do I format a (non-formatted) drive when the menu options in the Disk Utility are greyed out?

So I tried installing Lion on an old (white) Macbook, but first I wiped by my drive clean. Just to find out that I only had 1GB memory and Lion requires 2GB. Now the drive is clean, with no ...
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Getting 10.6.7 Build 10J869 installed on an 17" MacBook Pro 8,3 (Early 2011)

I have a MacBook Pro8,3 (Early 2011) with 10.6.7 build 10J4139 installed on it and I need to get Build 10J869 installed. Now, I can obtain a combo or delta update for build 10J869 from https://...
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When I buy a Mac, does it come with reinstallation media?

Can I format my Mac? If I had one, would a full OS installation media be provided? Or at least an OEM version of it? If not, how much it costs to get one of these?
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Foolproof way of extracting .pkg files

I know there are some paid GUI tools that let you do this, but I'm not interested in those. Currently, I'm doing this: gzcat Contents/Archive.pax.gz | pax -r However, there are some pkg files that ...
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Make a bootable Lion disk for fresh start

I just bought a used MacBook Pro from a friend. He left the OS discs in Iraq so he did not have them to give to me. The laptop is currently running 10.6.8. I would like to start with a fresh install. ...
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Unable to boot up with Snow Leopard DVD

I accidentally deleted my /bin folder. My computer is now permanently stuck at the Apple screen with an infinite spinning indicator. I have: Inserted my Snow Leopard DVD Held down c - nothing Held ...
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How do I install QuickTime from a .pkg?

I'm on a laptop running OS X 10.3.9 (Panther) and I've downloaded "QuickTime 7.5 for Panther updater" -- and for the life of me I can't figure out how to install it. The file mounts as a disk image. ...
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How can I open the .dmg install window on top of everything? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When opening a DMG file, how do I get it to open up in front of the windows? Whenever I open up a .dmg file, it just gets opened, but it stays under everything that I've got ...
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Advice and information for installing a SSD into MBP with fresh Lion

Tomorrow I am going to buy a OCZ Vertex 3 (240GB) and then I want to upgrade my MacBook Pro (late 2011) and install a fresh Lion system without copying any files with SuperDuper etc. Now I would like ...
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Making MacBook faster? -> What preferences or other things might I miss, when install a fresh OS

My MacBook 2,16 GHz (13" white with the max. 3 GB RAM from about 2007) feels quite slow. I read somewhere that upgrading and keeping old user profiles can slow the Mac down my current user profile in ...
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Installing Xcode 4.1 and Xcode 3.X on Mac OS X Lion

I need to install both Xcode 4.1 and Xcode 3.X on Lion. After installing Xcode 4.1, when I tried to install Xcode 3.X in ~/Developer, I find that I can't install Xcode Toolset with the installer. ...
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Upgrade from Tiger to Snow Leopard

I have a 2006 MacBook (white, Core Duo) on which the hard disk crashed (it's not even recognized by the system anymore). I will need to replace the hard disk, possibly with an SSD one, but since I ...
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Reinstalling a MacBook Pro w/Lion (10.7.2), when previous owner died, can it be done? What do I need?

A colleague of mine gave me a MacBook Pro that a friend of her has asked for help with. The MBP is installed with Lion, 10.7.2, but unfortunately the previous owner, the father in the family, died, ...
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Is there a way I can share a disk image as a remote DVD drive?

I would like to upgrade one of my laptops to Snow Leopard but the DVD drive doesn't work. So can I share a disk image to use it with Remote Mac OS X Install tool?
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How can I re install Tiger without the original install or recovery DVDs?

I have an iMac (PPC) with iSight. How can I re install Tiger without the original install or recovery DVDs?
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How can I put a Lion installer on a Flash Drive?

Could someone please list the steps to make a backup Lion install on a flash drive? Is it as simple as copying the Lion installer?
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“not supported on this architecture” error (git) [closed]

I'm trying to install the Gitx Git client on my friend's mac and it seems to install fine but when I run it I get the following error: You cannot open the application "GitXStable" because it is not ...
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Does OS X store my complete install history?

I'm running 10.6.8 and wondering where my Mac stores my install history -- I'm thinking everything from Ruby gems to full blown web apps. Does such a general file exist?
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How can I download the Lion installation file?

I just got my new Macbook Pro 15" - it had OS X Lion pre-installed. Is there a way I can download the OS X Lion ISO (legitimately) so I will be able to have it in case I need to reinstall ? If I ...
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Can I install Snow Leopard over a network?

I have a Snow Leopard DMG on one mac, and an empty MacBook I wish to install Snow Leopard onto. I have a Snow Leopard DVD that I can use to get into the installer with, but it's scratched so it won't ...
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Icons as whole program

I am new to mac. I was wondering something. When I download something from Internet (i.e. filezilla) it appears as a single file contained in a single icon. However when I double click it runs, and ...
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Can I install/upgrade from SL to Lion on RAID0?

I have a 2007 Mac Pro with a 3-disk RAID0 bootdrive. I want to do a clean Lion install on the RAID volume but I'm not sure if there are any known issues with doing this. I seem to remember that last ...
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Which version of Oracle is suitable for Mac OS X Lion?

I just bought my Mac few days ago and I am trying to install Oracle Express for work purpose on Mac OSX X 10.7.1. I've downloaded Oracle 10g R2 from here but when I run the installation shortcut,I ...
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How to check whether the Mac OS X installation DVD I have is for my MacBook Pro?

I just tried to reinstall OS X on my 13" MacBook Pro with the installation DVD that I have (OS is Snow Leopard, I bought around 2010). I followed all the reinstallation steps correctly, but what I got ...
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How to avoid a kernel panic during Lion install to USB disk?

I downloaded Lion from the Mac App Store, and have been trying to install it to a 32GB USB flash drive. I want to be able to boot my Mac from this disk to use Lion and test some things out before I ...
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Installation Software DVDs on Macbook Pro MC721ZA/A

I bought MacBook Pro today, when I reached home, I unboxed its contents, but I didn't find any Software DVD for Mac OS Lion installation. I called the seller, he told me that there are no Software ...
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Reinstalling Lion on brand new Mac Mini without internet

I have just purchased a brand new Mac Mini which came with Mac OS X Lion. I then (maybe not so cleverly) tried to restore a previous hard drive image to the hard drive. Unsurprisingly enough, the ...
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Restore default app icons from install disc?

I (Candybar) deleted some of my app icons and they are completely gone. Is it possible to extract the icons for the system applications (e.g. Address Book, TextEdit) from the installation disc? ...
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Install Bootcamp Windows7 off external USB optical drive on Lion system

I got my new MBP today and I plan to use MCE's OptiBay to place a second harddisk in the drive bay and put Windows via Bootcamp on it, but I heard / read that, at least with Snow Leopard, it was not ...
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Reinstalling software on a brand new (non-formatted) drive - MacBook

My sister gave me her old Macbook that had a bad hard drive. I replaced it with a non-Apple drive and tried to install her software on it, but had no luck at all. I did successfully load/run Ubuntu, ...
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How Do I Run Xcode

I just downloaded and installed Xcode on my MacBook Pro, but I don't see it under Applications or Utilities. I also don't see a shortcut at the bottom. How do I run it?
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Do I need a clean install of Lion if I want to defragment my disk?

My 2009 MacBook Pro has been running very slow and glitchy under Snow Leopard. I've come to the conclusion that working with large files and repeatedly filling the hard disk to 95% capacity has likely ...
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Installing applications from disk images - what about the resources?

I know that the way to install an application on Mac is to drag the icon from the disk image onto applications. Often these folders don't just contain an application but resources (such as a readme as ...
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How to reinstall previous iOS version on iPhone or iPod touch

I have updated iOS version to 4.3.5 but I want to reinstall 4.2.1. Does any one know how to reinstall 4.2.1 on iPhone?
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Is it possible to do a “clean” install of Lion?

Is it possible to take a Lion install burned by the method outlined in this question and preform a clean install with it? I just want to make sure that if I buy Lion from the App Store in the near ...
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Clean Install of Lion OS X / Optimizing My Machine

I downloaded Lion OS X (an upgrade on top of Snow Leopard) but my MacBook pro is becoming quite slow now. I'd like to install a fresh new copy of Lion OS X. I know how to do that, I can just re-...
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Snow Leopard Clean Install - Zero Out SSD?

I just upgraded from a 2010 13" MBP to a 2011 15" MBP. When I boot off the Snow Leopard DVD and go into Disk Utility to erase the drive, should I do a simple erase or should I also zero out the drive?...
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Xcode 4 post installation problem

I have successfully installed Xcode 4.1 from Mac AppStore on Lion, and restarted the machine to be sure that everything will run correctly, everything is ok up to this point. however, when I open ...
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How can I burn an OS X Lion install DVD once the installer has been auto-deleted?

I've just installed OS X Lion on my iMac, and I want to make an installation DVD, so that I can reinstall without having to first install Snow Leopard. The way to create the DVD is answered elsewhere,...
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Why do some OSX progams have an installer (mpkg) instead of drag-drop?

Most OSX programs can be installed by dragging the app to the Applications folder (or wherever the user wants them). However, some software must be installed by launching an .mpkg package, acting ...
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Setup proxy in Mac OS X Lion Installer

I have "restored" one usb stick with the BaseSystem.dmg of the InstallESD.dmg of my Lion installation and it boots. However it wants to connect to the internet to check the system requirements ...
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Installing Lion with duplicated installer

I see many people asking how to save the Lion installer, and ofter the way to go is unpacking the installer and saving the disk image. In my case, I saved the whole installer app (the same as ...
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Why can't some of my machines boot to my Lion install USB drive?

I purchased and downloaded Lion yesterday. As always when there's a major release, I like to keep things clean as I have a huge tendency to fiddle with the system once installed and that might render ...
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I just installed Lion, and now I'm hanging on startup. What went wrong?

I purchased Lion from the Mac App Store and installed it on my mid-2009-era MacBook Pro. The installation went smoothly and the computer restarted itself on schedule. I heard the startup noise, saw ...
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How to install TermKit on Mac? [closed]

https://github.com/unconed/TermKit command: git clone https://github.com/unconed/TermKit.git --recursive Prompt: fatal: https://github.com/LearnBoost/Socket.IO.git/info/refs not found: did you ...
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Install Ubuntu without a CD drive

So here is the situation. I own a older Mac Mini (Intel core duo, 1.66 GHz) and thus will not be able to update to Lion. Also the internal CD drive failed about 3 months ago. Now I love my Mac. & ...