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

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What's the best way to update Homebrew when upgrading macOS?

I'm just about to finally update my MacBook Pro to macOS Mojave, hoping that the issues have all been resolved. But when I got this new machine I changed from using MacPorts to using Homebrew. When I ...
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Windows 10 Install Hanging on Internet Connection

I am doing a clean install on my 15" MacBook Pro, i7, via Boot Camp 6.1.0, Mojave 10.14.5. I downloaded the latest version of Windows 10 via Microsoft (as of July 2019). All installs fine and when ...
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Install John the Ripper Jumbo

I've been following the instructions here for installing John the Ripper on my Macbook Pro (El Capitan). I've skipped the Iterm and Cuda sections (I have a Redeon GPU). All is well until I run make ...
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Stuck on reinstallation of OS X 10.11.6 El Capitan

When I trigger the reinstallation of OS X 10.11.6 El Capitan while in Recovery Mode starting "Reinstall OS X" the InstallAssistant immediately fails: Mar 16 00:52:25 MacBook-Pro InstallAssistant[458]:...
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MacOS install USB not listed in boot manager on startup

I have a 2011 Macbook Air (a1370) that was stuck on the boot screen with the spinning wheel. I booted into internet recovery and from Disk Utility wiped the SSD clean. When I then tried to reinstall ...
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Why does macOS 10.14.6 suddenly ask for a PIN to download software?

downloaded software three days ago to run a CAC reader. No issues. Working. Now, the reader isn't working. So i'm reinstalling. keeps asking me for PIN to install software. Used password (have full ...
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Installing Packages through Recovery Mode

Alright so at this moment my Mac only boots in recovery mode and I need to install a package (.pkg) before attempting to reinstall the OS. The package is located on a usb drive named "Package". I ...
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Can't install guitar rig on rmbp 15

I'm trying to install Guitar Rig 5 on my retina macbook pro mid 2015. I've tried redownloading the installer and disabling SIP but keep getting an error message "The Installer encountered an error ...
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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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Why does installing a package create a directory on my desktop?

When I install a package, it creates a directory with the name of the package on my desktop. In Finder it looks like a new external drive: Why is that? Should I always remove those drives after ...
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Installing from .deb files in macOS Catalina

I tried installing dpkg with brew. When it was done installing, it gave me the following message :- ==> Caveats This installation of dpkg is not configured to install software, so commands such as ...
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Mac running Windows 7 unable to detect Mac hardware, Windows Support Software issue…how to fix (no USB)

At wits end here. Been following David Anderson's tutorial and never truly had success with it. First time, years ago, keyboard and cursor never functioned but external variants circumvented the need. ...
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MBP Mid-2012 Lion install loops

Background: a week ago I left an airport terminal in a hurry and had to shutdown the MBP with a hard press of the power button. Once I arrived I was presented with a blinking folder during boot. I ...
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Problem upgrading Catalina on MacBook Pro

My wife tried to install the latest Catalina upgrade on her 2018 MacBook Pro and found that the installation froze 1/5 of the way into the update. We have since tried all the recommended 'fixes', ...
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How to update macOS when the system thinks the update is already installed

I've been using a 2010 iMac with OS 10.9 for a few years. Now I need to update the OS to 10.13 (the latest one this system supports). Here's the catch: months ago I attempted to install 10.13 on an ...
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How do you uninstall .pkg file?

Most apps come packaged in a .dmg file, where once mounted all you have to do is copy the .app, special directory to you Applications folder and that's it. Nice and clean, if you ever want to ...
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Conversion of a 2011 vintage Unibody Macbook Pro to Linux

I've got a Late 2011 17" MacBook Pro that got as far as High Sierra 10.13.6. My thought was to remove the SSD that's currently installed, replace it with another SSD, then install Linux Mint on this ...
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Can I reinstall macOS on my Mac after it's been turned into a Linux box?

I inherited a Mac Pro Tower with CentOS on it. I want to reinstall macOS on it using an external CD/DVD drive that's plugged into a USB port. I have tried holding down the C-key on startup. I have ...
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Installation issues on unsupported MacBook 5,1 using Dosdude ´s mojave patch

I am a newbie and this is my first post. I have been using my old MacBook successfully for a few month on dosdude ´ s 1.2.3 patch. My unibody MacBook has been upgraded with 5 GB of ram and 256 SSD, ...
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Using Node.js without admin rights - sh: node: command not found

I've been following this guide (https://theshravan.net/blog/how-to-use-node-and-npm-without-installation-or-admin-rights/) to try to use Node.js on my work computer. The guide is for windows but most ...
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How to install and use GNU Grep in macOS

I have coreutils but I am not sure if GNU grep is there. I just want to use the flag -P for Perl regex that is found in GNU grep, but not in BSD grep. My PATH is /usr/local/opt/coreutils/libexec/...
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Can you transfer an OS X 'installation credit' between Apple IDs?

I recently installed an SSD in a 2009 Macbook Pro I'm planning to resell. I used the recovery partition from the original HD (via USB) to install Yosemite onto the SSD. I had to provide my Apple ID ...
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Mountain Lion reinstall failure

I am trying to fix a Macbook Pro from around 2012/2013, the hard drive failed so I replaced it with a Sandisk 120GB SSD and I am trying to reinstall OS X Mountain Lion using Internet recovery. Here's ...
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SSD + apfs Install option greyed out

I'm sure I've seen this before, but I upgraded an older MBP (2011) to an SSD. I boot to a High Sierra installer that i created and format it to Apfs, but then the drive is greyed out - it states it ...
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Possibly opened a malicious .dmg file on my Mac, not sure wether it installed itself?

I was opening a document on my computer and double tapped the file below it; A (more than probable, malicious) Skype.dmg file, likely downloaded from a popup. Normally, when I see them I send them ...
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macOS Catalina installer customization

Is it possible to modify the files of the macOS Catalina installer to not require the admin password on install? For example changing a plist or editing an executable.
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When I click on Install App, nothing happens

I am trying to install Mavericks on my 2009 Macbook Pro running OS 10.7.5. When I click on Install App in the App Store, Mavericks doesn't install. Either nothing happens, or a spinner briefly ...
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Why is it necessary to perform manual clean-up of APFS partition/container when removing one copy of macOS on a dual macOS install?

In Remove macOS from a APFS container? there is an answer by @"David Anderson" that states that if you install 2 copies of macOS on separate volumes within the same partition/container, then try to ...
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Installing Python 3.5.6.1: python contains a recursive dependency on itself: [duplicate]

I am trying to install Python 3.5.6.1 with: $ brew install https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/homebrew-core/f2a764ef944b1080be64bd88dca9a1d80130c558/Formula/python.rb $ brew switch python 3.6....
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How to use (home) brew install python 3.6.5_1

I am trying to install python 3.6.5_1 using Homebrew by running the following: $ brew install https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/homebrew-core/f2a764ef944b1080be64bd88dca9a1d80130c558/Formula/...
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How can I install the Command Line Tools completely from the command line?

I'd like to script the installation of the the Xcode Command Line Tools. On Mavericks, xcode-select --install will open a dialog prompting the user to install, but I'd like to trigger the install ...
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Is there a method to clone my macOS into fresh OS installer like Windows WIM?

On Windows there is this method exists: you create a backup image of the whole system (for example install all updates, tweak system parameters, harden the os, install some basic software and ...
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Create El Capitan installer thumb drive from Catalina

I recently got a 2019 MacBook Pro from work, and a couple of mid 2009 MacBook Pros from a yard sale. I have mostly been using Windows and Linux for the past 20 years. I'd like to make a El Capitan ...
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Not sure whats happening here (cant update past 10.15.1 - late 2012 mac mini)

Consider the image So I downloaded the delta and combo 10.15.2 update for mac osx. I first started noticing something odd when I re-installed catalina on my mac mini 2012 - which is supported. As ...
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How to install FaceApp to mac?

How do I install FaceApp in macOS? Is there anyway to do it without using an iPhone or Android emulator?
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Problem installing VirtualBox on MacOS High Sierra

I'm trying to install VirtualBox 6.0.15 on my mid-2010 MacBook Pro 13" with High Sierra on it. The installer gets to the "Running package scripts" with "Time remaining: less than a minute" - and then ...
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Does it help to fully reset a Mac once a year to keep it “healthy”?

So I’ve owned the MacBook Pro for about a year or so, upon looking at a list of ways to keep a a laptop healthy; was this operation in particular that stood out. To manufacture reset annually. I then ...
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Change default installation location to install xCode

I want to install Xcode in my MacBook Air OSX 10.8.3. The issue is my MacBook Harddisk is just 64GB and it's almost full. I have an external HDD (Formatted to MAC partition) and how can I install ...
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Is there a way to disable dragging (drag-n-drop) in a read-write dmg file?

I´m creating a dmg image that should be able to use drag-n-drop of a folder onto an application. The user installs my app by dragging a folder onto an application (.app) that is made by Automator ...
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How to install GIMP resynthesizer on Mac OS?

I'm running El Capitain and have GIMP installed but can't figured out how to install the resynthesizer. I copied the files from the linux version of the plugin into the plugin folder of GIMP but GIMP ...
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Install for a specific, non-admin, user?

In Catalina (maybe earlier) Installer.app has an option Install just for me (or something like that, my translation from a non-English version) but most of the time it is disabled (in fact, I think I ...
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Simplest and safest way to do a clean install of a newer MacOS? I currently have El Capitan, but no DVDs

I have a MacBook Air 13-inch, Mid 2012 running OSX El Capitan 10.11.6 and would like to do a clean install of a "more modern" MacOS. I have read about recent certificate problems but that discussion ...
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How to find out if iTerm is installed on a mac from within a shell script?

I am writing an automated script that will install iTerm2 if it's not already installed. What's a good way of checking if iTerm2 is already installed?
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“Could not find installation information for this machine” after disk erase

I erased my disk while planing to reinstall the OS. Now I get the recovery screen as planed, I press "Reinstall OS X" and then press on "Continue". It checks my eligibility and tells me "Could not ...
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Snow Leopard Clean Install

I have an iMac from 2010 and the Snow Leopard DVD and I am trying to do a clean install of Snow Leopard on it. Then, if I use the Install Snow Leopard option from the DVD, when it restarts it hangs on ...
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Mac Pro install disk keeps ejecting itself

I am not that savvy with Macintosh computers so I can't figure out why the install disk keeps ejecting when I attempt to boot from disk by holding down the "C" button or the option button. It is not ...
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Bypassing Enrollment Server Reinstalling MacOS

I have an iMac from my organization to be used at home. I'd like to reinstall its MacOS, however, when I reinstall it, it takes me to "enrollment server". I guess I need to either take it to my ...
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Mac Os “cannot be installed on this computer”

So I got a second hand macbook(A1342, mid-2010) and I need to install mac os on it so I can upgrade the firmware(it had cloud ready installed on it) so I downloaded a snow leopard dmg file(it said for ...
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How can I upgrade my firmware if I don't have macos installed?

I'm a Linux guru and have installed Windows 7 dual boot with ubuntu for my work computer but to be able to use all 8gb worth of ram I need to upgrade my firmware. Any ideas? I'm using a macbook A1342 ...
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How am I supposed to install El Capitan on a new SSD without recovery partition?

My old mac's hdd died. It's dead. So I got a ssd and installed it in the macbook. Now how do I get El Capitan on there? I find lots of tips online that speak of creating a bootable USB drive from the ...

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