Questions tagged [upgrade]

Installing a newer version of software, or getting a newer or improved piece of hardware.

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Migrate old files (with date created) to new mac

I am considering buying a new macbook of a different model. Is there a way I could migrate the files ALSO keeping the original "date created" intact?
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SSD upgrade for iMac 2007

I'm looking to upgrade my slow 2007 iMac with a new 1TB SSD and looking for recommendations on which one to get. It seems fairly easy to install, I just want to choose the right SSD. I'm in Canada so ...
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iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2428 - Possible GPU upgrade for Catalina (Bug Sur)

Is anyone familiar with the possible options for GPU upgrades for this devise? I want to upgrade to Catalina and if possible after official patch or release by Dosdude1 to Big Sur and when I browse ...
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Upgrading RAM, iMac 27'' 2019: Is it better to mix Apple/Crucial modules, or substitute all old modules with new ones?

In an ideal situation, if money is not an issue, what is a better option? I have an iMac 27" 2019, with 2x16 GB RAM original modules from Apple (2 slots occupied, 2 slots empty). Using the "...
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Installing 2 x 16Gb and 2 x 32Gb on an iMac 27" [duplicate]

Got a 2019 iMac 27" with 4 RAM slots. I have 2 x 16Gb and 2 x 32Gb RAM modules. This is how they are installed right now. Is this the most optimal way to install them, or the sequence does not ...
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Major High Sierra - iOS-14 sync issues

Everything went well when I upgraded from iOS 12 to iOS 13, except that some iOS-macOS High Sierra synchronizations stopped working, or stopped working in full capacity. Before upgrading to iOS 14, I'...
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MacBook Air - upgraded HD, now does not boot up

Upgraded my hard drive from a 250gb to a 500gb. After reinstalling Mountain Lion, I did a restore from my TM backup. All seemed to go well, and was quick. The system told me to reboot after the ...
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Can I run 2 16 Gig ram in my MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015)

I am looking to increase the ram in myMacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015) 2.5 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7. BANK 1/DIMM0: Size: 8 GB Type: DDR3 Speed: 1600 MHz Manufacturer: 0x80AD Part ...
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Unable to update to watchOS 7

I’m having a lot of trouble (and have spent the better part of a day) trying to upgrade to watchOS 7 (on a Series 5, with iOS 14 installed on the paired iPhone). It takes probably an hour or so to “...
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How to download Mojave now that Catalina is available?

I'm still running Mac OS 10.11 El Capitan. I've decided to upgrade, but I don't want to lose 32-bit support, so Catalina is not an option for me. I found this official Apple page: https://support....
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iMac 2020 RAM upgrade not working

I recently purchased a new RAM module for my new 2020 iMac. I went with this model from Crucial since it seemed to fit the specifications from Apple's website: https://www.crucial.com/memory/eol_ddr4/...
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Prevent “upgrades” (like Catalina) from appearing in software update window

I don't want to see Catalina here anymore. I'm tired of Apple's update aggression: What can I do (short of nuking the App Store) to prevent OS "upgrades" from being listed in the Software ...
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macOS catalina install error - this disk doesn't use GUID partition scheme (Au Contraire!)

I am trying to upgrade an Late 2013 iMac from OS X 10.9.5 to macOS Catalina. When I run the catalina installer, it hangs a bit and eventually let's me try to click the drive to install on. After ...
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Does this usage pattern warrant getting more memory?

So this is about an old MacBook Pro - just old enough to have user replaceable memory. The memory usage usually stays in the green, but the size of the Cached Files + Memory Used usually adds up to ...
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Selling original RAM to OWC after installing an upgrade

I purchased a 27" iMac with 16GB RAM in April direct from Apple. I just upgraded the RAM to 64GB from OWC. They have an offer where they will buy back your original RAM within 60 days of your ...
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How can I see the entire list of applications that the upgrade will temporarily remove?

I'm upgrading to iPadOS 13 on iPad. How can I see the entire list of applications that the upgrade will temporarily remove?
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Migrate from Aperture to Photos: use Catalina or Mojave?

I have an old Aperture photo library and I am now planning to finally upgrade from Mojave to Catalina on that system. I know I need to migrate my photo library but I'd like to know in what order I ...
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What can I do to install Big Sur without wipe?

I would like to upgrade to Big Sur on a test system (MacBook Pro (16 inch, 2019)) that already has macOS Catalina 10.15.6 installed. Since this is to work in a company network, additional software has ...
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Advice on upgrading OS X 10.10.5 (Yosemite)

[I reformulated the question after the 1st comment] I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, early 2015) with OS X 10.10.5 (Yosemite). I would like to upgrade the OS. The only reason is that some new programs ...
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How to upgrade to Big Sur?

I have difficulty figuring out how to upgrade a MacBook Air to Big Sur. macOS Catalina - Version 10.15.6 - MacBook Air (11-inch, Mid 2012) - Processor 17. GHz ... - Memory 4 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 - ... ...
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Should I upgrade my Mac 2015 a1465 to 250gb or 500gb? [closed]

I have a MacBook Air Early 2015 (A1465). I have some issues with my Mac's limited storage. I want to upgrade it to 500GB with a third party SSD (970 EVO Plus) but, on Apple's web site it says it can ...
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“Item not available” error when trying to upgrade to High Sierra

I'm trying to upgrade my Macbook Pro late 2011 from Sierra to High Sierra via this link: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/macos-high-sierra/id1246284741?ls=1&mt=12 However, when it opens the itunes ...
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Which exact CPU models are used or can be used in the iMac Pro?

The iMac Pro's CPU is upgradable, but documentation on this seems scarce. I found out that the top end 18-core CPU is a Xeon W-2195. Which other CPUs are supported? I could try to find which Xeon-W ...
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macOS 10.15.1. Software Update won't pick up upgrades

I'm running macOS 10.15.1 on a macBook Air, 2015 model, and I need to upgrade to the latest version. There are upgrades available, up to 10.15.5, but when I open "Apple Menu > About this mac &...
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I can’t start my computer after installing update

I have an 2010 iMac running High Sierra. Recently I got a notice that there was an update to my system. I’ve installed a few and they worked fine. I installed this latest one tonight but my iMac will ...
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Updating python on macOS

Its usually not recommended to update a system package (such as python) on macOS. However, I have been asked to upgrade to test something. So now the question is - how hard it is to update python on (...
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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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Budget eGPUs for Mac Mini? [closed]

I thought it sounded quite cool that you can connect an eGPU to a Mac Mini to boost it's performance, but had no idea just how expensive those things are! Here is one I found recommended on a YouTube ...
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Why is my 2016 iMac “Beach Balling” a lot after upgrading hardware?

I purchased this system in January, 2016. It says it is a "Late 2015" model. Apple Care told me it is the last generation compatible with non-matching RAM chip amounts so I left the Apple ...
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iOS 8 or later on iPhone 4

I searched a way to upgrade my jailbreak iphone 4 with 7.1.2 iOS to 8 or later iOS, but none of them work (one proposed "solution" is to download ifile and change the name of the iOS; this ...
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disable speakers on macbook pro touch bar 2017 Mojave

how to fix disable speacker on macbook touchbar 2017,the speaker is not working and there is no sound? do i have upgrade software? anyone can help me
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2006 iMac5,1 Upgrade from 10.6.8 to a faster OS

I have an iMac 2006 5,1 2.16GHz Core 2 Duo to which I have changed the RAM to 4gb. I want to upgrade the OS of 10.6.8 to a better OS, not sure which system. Ideally i would be able to watch films etc ...
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How do I find files lost since I upgraded to Catalina 15.0154?

I have a MacBook Air Catalina 10,15.5 When I upgraded to 10.15.4 however, I may not have backed it up my because now I've lost all my documents except those created since the update. All my photos, ...
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Upgrading to Catalina from Mojave stuck at “Estimating time remaining” for days!

I was upgrading my 2015 Macbook Pro running Mojave to Catalina. It is stuck at a black screen with the Apple logo and "Estimating time remaining" for several days now. During that time, I ...
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Upgrading CPU in Mac Pro 5.1

I am planning to update my CPU on my Mac Pro 5.1 2010. As shown here the highest CPU I can get is the dual 6-core Xeon 3.46GHz. Now I wonder if this one I found here can be used straight away without ...
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Problem upgrading Mac Pro to macOS High Sierra

I have macOS El Capitan on my Mac Pro and I am trying to update my Mac Pro to macOS High Sierra so I can update it to Mojave since Mojave requires to have at least macOS High Sierra. But when I run ...
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Macbook pro missing the SSD after upgrading to 1TB

I have a MacBook Pro early 2013 A1398. I decided to upgrade the SSD from 250GB to 1TB using an adpater (M.2 NGFF M Key SSD to A1398). Everything was working fine and installed Catalina OS and all my ...
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Lifespan of 2011 iMac

I have a 27" 2011 (i7 3.4ghz 24GB RAM) iMac that I just replaced the drives (1 SSD and 1HDD) in 2 years ago. It runs pretty well now, but is just starting to slow down (and pales in comparison to ...
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Macbook Pro 2009 15” Recovery mode non existant os x 10.5.8

I have a number of issues with a MB 2009 15” running Leopard.I wish to upgrade to El Capitan if possible. Do I alter the computer time and date so it corresponds with the download as I can remember ...
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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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Upgrade Mac Pro 5.2 2012

I have a Mac Pro 5.2 2012 which currently has both the GeForce and Radeon, 16 GB memory and 1TB normal HDD. I want to upgrade this Mac Pro to its max without over doing something, for example I read ...
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Catalina: Purpose of /System/Volumes/Data/Previous Content/?

After the update from Mojave to Catalina I noticed that the used disk space has increased from about 1TB to almost 2TB. And there is hardly any free disk space left. A closer inspection of the file ...
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Is it possible to upgrade the CPU on a mac mini?

I want to upgrade the CPU on my Mac Mini (Late 2012). I currently have the i5 2,5GHz version but want to upgrade to a better CPU. Will it be possible to upgrade to the i7 2,6GHz that is on some of the ...
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Late 2019 Macbook Air with Intel Core i5 8GB RAM 128 SSD

I have a late 2019 MacBook air with an Intel Core i5. I REALLY want to upgrade this processor to make the laptop just a bit better. Because I just bought it, I really don't want to get a whole new ...
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Upgrading to iPhone 11 Pro Max from iPhone 8 Plus w/o visiting the Apple Store

I currently have an iPhone 8 Plus in the US, which I think is unlocked. My carrier is AT&T. Since all Apple stores are closed, I am wondering if I can purchase a new iPhone 11 Pro Max from apple....
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Will upgrading my Mac result in the loss of my data?

I am currently running on macOS Sierra 10.12.6, and I want to upgrade it to the new macOS Catalina. If I upgrade the OS without backing it up will I lose data?? And is it necessary to back up? ...
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Downgrade after failed Catalina install?

I am trying to upgrade an iMac to Catalina and the upgrade process keeps failing. macOS is not booting back into Mojave either. I have already tried the following: Disk utility first-aid SMC reset ...
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Is it possible to upgrade my Time Capsule hard disk and keep the backup(s) from the original?

Can I upgrade my Time Capsule to a larger internal drive and keep my original backup(s)? I'm aware you can drop in the new disk, the restore it as a new TC using AirPort Utility, and I'm also aware ...
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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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“No Local Dictionary Available” error from dictionary after upgrading from Sierra to Catalina

I have a late 2013 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro, which I just upgraded from Sierra to Catalina. Overall, everything still seems to work, but the dictionary popup that shows when I triple-tap on a word ...

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