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

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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 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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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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Visual Studio 2017 installation stuck

I'm trying to install visual studio 2017 on my macbook but the installer is stuck at "preparing to download". I have xcode installed and there is no error in the log: [2020-03-07 12:45:03.634] [Info] ...
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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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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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macOS not installing properly on A1502 Macbook 13 inch

I'm trying to install macOS Catalina on a new SSD and the hard drive is showing up in my installation however, once the installation is about to complete the computer restarts and goes back to ...
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MacBook Pro 15" mid 2014 shutting down during boot (after failed macOS Catalina update)

I recently updated my Mac to macOS Catalina and it was going well until I installed the recent update and got stuck in the restarting installation process because there wasn't enough free space to ...
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Installation XCode is not recognized by installer

I'm trying to install the Free Pascal Compiler for Intel 3.0.5 Althouth XCode and Xcode its command line tools are already installed (which I already use and which was already recognized by some ...
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Xcode command line tools install failing due to network error

After upgrading macOS one has to re-install the command line tools for Xcode. But when I try I get the license agreement and hit "Agree" and then I get a popup saying that "install failed because of a ...
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Why won't Catalina install from Internet Recovery?

I have a mid-2014 15" MBP which is currently unable to install any version of macOS. I had 10.14.x running and decided to completely wipe the laptop clean. Instead of upgrading, I booted into ...
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Catalina update fail, no bootable disk , can't access files

I'll start by saying that my issue is incredibly similar to Mac stuck in restart cycle after failed macOS Catalina update but being a new user I couldn't comment there nor I had any answers ...
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Install Mac OS X El Capitan on used Macbook Pro from USB doesn't see the USB

I have just purchased a used Macbook Pro A1286, "Core 2 Duo" 2.66 15" (SD.) I'm new to Apple products, and I'm trying to install Mac OS X El Capitan from a USB bootable pen drive I just did. The ...
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How to accept Android license in macOS Terminal?

I'm trying to install some Android tools via the macOS terminal, but I can't get any further with the license confirmation. I feel a bit stupid - but can someone please tell me what I'm doing wrong? ...
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How can I install vpfit on a 64 bit macOS?

I am trying to install the Voigt profile fitting (vpfit) program on a 64 bit macOS machine. I'm stuck on this. Kindly help if anyone had any luck with the installation. Here is what I did: *Port ...
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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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MacBook Pro 2013 - new hard drive installed - strange startup screen

I just installed a new hard drive in my MacBook Pro 2013 model. It's exactly the same make as the original drive. Just to be sure, I pre-formatted it as Mac OS Extended using a SATA-USB adapter cable ...
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ld: library not found for -lgcc_ext.10.5

When trying to update my port using: sudo port selfupdate: MacPorts base is already the latest version sudo port upgrade outdated: Nothing to upgrade. Then when trying to install Octave: ...
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mac OS Installer lingers after failed Mojave 10.14.3 to 10.14.4 update

I've worked this problem w Apple Mac L2 across two phone calls lasting a total of 5 hours and escalation to L3 without a possible resolution, hence opening up my search to the world. My ask: What ...
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Enable “mouse keys” booted to installer/recovery?

The installer/recovery partition MAKES you connect a mouse. Is there any way to bypass this requirement (and enable mouse keys) while booted to the Mac Installer / Recovery partition?
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“This is not a supported method of installing the operating system” when reinstalling OS X after formatting

After formatting my MacBook, when I reinstall OS X it doesn't come. When I skip that I can't choose startup disk because nothing shows up. This is not a supported method of installing the operating ...
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Reinstall macOS after having Linux

I installed Ubuntu on a 2010 Macbook, just to try it out. I now want to go back to either Sierra o High Sierra. I created Install UBS sticks and I tried to boot from them by holding the Option Key. ...
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GLU Library not found

I am trying to install PyFTGL to display fonts in my PyOpenGL project. When trying to install with the python setup.py install command from the downloaded PyFTGL source code folder, I get the ...
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Parallels 14 with macOS Mojave has extra volume mounted named “Install macOS Mojave”

I successfully installed macOS Mojave as a guest OS on Parallels 14.0.1. I installed by using the Parallels Control Center, choosing File > New > Install Windows or another OS from a DVD or image file ...
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Can't install Inkscape on macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 (17G65) via DMG or Homebrew

I've been trying to install Inkscape 0.92.2 via DMG (Xquartz) and via Homebrew (Cask), having previously installed Xquartz (2.7.11) without issue, on my Macbook Pro 13. Once Inkscape has installed it ...
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Is it possible to install macOS in a Windows machine?

I recently moved to a company which doesn't use Mac laptops. It's a pain to switch back to Windows after using a Mac for 10+ years. Just wondering if it's possible to install macOS in a Windows ...
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How can I abort a Mojave installation?

I started the installation process for the Mojave upgrade from High Sierra but I realized I can't upgrade because of some incompatible enterprise software. I would like to cancel it and prevent the ...
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Cannot upgrade software using a .pkg installer

I have an iMac running High Sierra 10.13.6. I tried to use Google Earth a few days ago and I got an updated software message. I followed the instructions and downloaded a .pkg file. When I run the ...
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Does the macOS installer use the execution environment's during the first phase of the installation process?

I am setting up several iMacs which have different hardware configurations. I would like to temporarily connect the iMacs target drive externally on my main machine and perform the initial install on ...
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Install El-Capitan from bootable USB asks me to enter Apple ID but nothing happen

I'm installing El Capitan on my MacBook Pro (mid 2012) from bootable USB. The original OS of my Mac is Lion and the latest OS is High Sierra, so I created a bootable flash drive for El-Capitan. The ...
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Trying to reinstall El Capitan but the download never finishes

my MacBook is a bit too slow for me so I'm looking to sell it. I'm trying to wipe it so it's ready to set up for the new owner, but after erasing everything on the hard disk I'm now trying to ...
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How do I make IDLE work with Python 3.6.2 on Mac OS X 10.10.5?

I am new to Mac OS X. I need some help. I am having the following setup. Yosemite 10.10.5 Python 2 Version 2.7.13 Python 3 Version 3.6.2 I downloaded the python-3.6.2-macosx10.6.pkg and installed ...
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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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Temporarily unmount internal storage

I have a retina MacBook Pro, and I am currently running macOS via USB from an external drive. I would like a way to prevent programs that I install on the external drive from writing files to the ...
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Windows 10 boot in iMac without BootCamp

The (quite elderly) parents of a friend have an iMac since years, but having worked with Windows all their lives, they never really managed to get around with it. Being retired they don't have access ...
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Purchase El Capitan after Sierra

i've found a similar question but i think is a bit incomplete. I know how to download and install El Capitan now that Sierra is out. You just have to change the date in terminal to something like 2015 ...
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How can I build an installer for a single data file?

I need to install a single file in ~/Library/Spelling/voikko/, and I want to use Apple's software for it, to get signing and all that stuff correct. Problem is, so far I have found no way of ...
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How to Install OSX back in Macbook Air?

I have Macbook Air 2013-mid which has only Ubuntu 16.04 and reFind bootloader. Now, however, I Would like get OSX back to the whole disk. I find only updates of specific OS Xs here but not whole ISO ...
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How do I debug stalled out package verification?

Every time I try to install any new software this happens... The package starts verifying, but then makes no progress. Eventually I give up and cancel the install. How can I diagnose this so I can ...
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Mac application to download, verify (through md5), and run another large application

I have spent quite some time Googling for a specific product solution that I cannot seem to find for the life of me, so I come to Stack Exchange for some help. I work for an unmentioned public ...
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Cannot update 'macvim' formula using Homebrew?

I started my update from a clean output for brew doctor and then brew update macvim does not work: brew upgrade macvim ...
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How can I emulate Atari games on my iMac

I am trying to play "Trailblazer", an old Atari game, on my 2011 iMac. I installed an emulator called "Stella". I have ROMs for this game in .bin, .stx, .tap, .cas, .atr, .cpgz, .st formats, but only ...
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Services From One Boot Drive Have Installed Themselves On Clean Install Of Another OS On Different Boot Drive

I have a Mac Mini Server with two internal SSDs. Until today, I had only ever installed an OS, Mt. Lion, on one of those drives and the other had remained largely empty, except for when I needed to ...
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Weird Boot on iMac

Help would be really appreciated on this one! My Dads iMac won't boot. When it's turned on (running Yosemite) it gets stuck in the boot process and looks like this: http://i.imgur.com/zosCkwx.jpg ...
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How To Create A Bootable USB Installer for Windows, Linux and OSX?

How can I use my 120GB USB Drive as an ultimate IT tool? I want to have the following ISOs partitioned off and accessible through a bootloader (any): Windows 5,6,7,8,10 OSX 10.6,7,8,9,10 GParted (...
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Problems while compiling ncmpcpp [configure: error: libmpdclient >= 2.1 is required!]

I am trying to compile ncmpcpp|mpd in Snow Leopard 10.6.8, but it failed, since libmpdclient 2.1 dependency is missing. I didn't find any working dependency for libmpdclient 2.1 that uses the gcc ...
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Macbook Pro formatted with windows, now can't install OS X or Windows!

I formatted my MacBook Pro Mid 2010 with Windows, now I can't install any operating systems on it. I tried to install Windows 8.1 on my MacBook, then at the final step I received a message saying ...
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Install or Remove Windows 7 or later version - this option is Not avaiable how do i Fix it?

Install or Remove Windows 7 or later version - this option is Not available Check On My iMac Screenshort ... How Do i Fix it ?
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You can only install this software on the disk that is running os x

I have 2 disks in my Mac - a new SSD which is my boot drive, and the original disk which came with the mac, which still has OSX installed on it (I haven't figured out what to use this drive for yet). ...