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

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Should I upgrade my Intel E7600 CPU for an E8600 in my iMac 27" late 2009?

It all begun when my factory Seagate Barracuda started clicking. I knew the end was nigh for my beloved iMac 27" 10,1. I then watched some tutorials, did some research and realised I could do ...
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How to determine which apps are incompatible with an iOS upgrade?

Since apps sometimes stopped working after an iOS upgrade in the past, I’m curious as how to know in advance which apps will be affected (I don’t wanna use any trial-and-error approach). This ...
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Can I expect another Xcode 13.2 update beyond 13.2.1 that would support iOS 15.4?

Where can I find a roadmap for Xcode to know if Apple intends to provide another 13.2 update? I foolishly upgraded my iPhone to iOS 15.4.1 without first checking if Xcode 13.2.1 supports it. I can't ...
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Use MacOS Update file for installation on other volume/partition

I have a M1 dual boot configuration with two installations of MacOS in separate APFS volumes. I recently updated one of them to Monterey. When I boot into the other system running Mojave, it also ...
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What programs do I need to reinstall after switching to M1?

I got a new M1 MBP, and I restored a time machine backup. I found out that electron-based apps (like Slack and Hyper) ran slowly because they were built for an Intel processor, and after deleting them ...
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upgrade early 2008 mac pro to run 10.13 or later

I have an early 2008 Mac Pro which will only run up to El Capitan [10.11] Is there any hardware upgrade I can do to run later versions [10.13 and later] thanks!
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I got error of "You can't use this version of the application with this version of OS X" but I installed all OS X updates available

I got error of "you can't use this version of the application with this version of osx" but I installed all updates available I tried to get firefox on there but it said "you can't ...
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How to block all Software Update Notifications in macOS?

The Software Updates in System Preferences are all disabled. In spite of this macOS continues to show Notification Banners in Catalina (and Big Sur) which some users accidentally click to initiate an ...
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Remote iOS Upgrade Through MDM Bypassing Welcome Screens

I administrate an MDM with over 95 locations and 16,000 iOS tablets, distributed globally. I have remote access to upgrade iOS to any devices centrally, but also the local admins can push to their ...
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Macbook Pro does not recognize 2 8Gb RAM upgrade

I have a 13-inch Macbook Pro (mid-2011, running High Sierra 10.13.6), boot ROM MBP91.00D3.BOC. Successfully replaced HDD with SSD. Wanted to upgrade RAM to 16Gb using 2 8Gb DDR3 A-Tech PC3-10600-DIM ...
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Save all macports packages of Big Sur and install them or upgrade them into new macport packages manager of Monterey OS

I have just upgraded my macBook pro 16" from Big Sur to Monterey. The issue is that I have tried to save all the macports that I had previously on Big Sur but I get an error : $ sudo port -qv ...
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Can a Time Machine backup be used to undo an OS upgrade?

Given an upgrade from Mojave to Catalina: Can my Time Machine backup be used to undo the upgrade (i.e, return me to Mojave), if something goes wrong?
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Downgrade from Monterey to Big Sur possible?

On my MacBook Pro 2013 I managed it to update from Big Sur to Monterey, although this notebook model was not supported for the upgrade. For that purpose I used the tool Open Core. I regret the upgrade ...
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Continuous chime after RAM upgrade on Middle 2011 MAC Mini

Good afternoon. I have a Mac Mini, which came with a 2 Gb 1333 MHz PC3-10600 DDR3 SO-DIMMs but I already tried to upgrade with 2 kits: Timetec 8GB KIT(2x4GB) Compatible for Apple DDR3 1333MHz PC3-...
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Where is my iMac A1419 SSD?

I’m trying to upgrade my iMac A1419 (late 2013 iMac14,2) model SSD from 256 Gb to 2 Tb. I watched a lot of videos how to do it, but when I opened my iMac I found the place where usually the HDD is ...
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Automatically restart after downloading OS upgrade

The last time I installed an OS update, I thought I could start the update, go away for a while, and it would be done when I returned. But when I got home I found it waiting for me to tell it to ...
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Repair user after upgrade to Monterey

I've tried to update to Monterey, from Mojave. The first part of the upgrade went well and it restarted. After reboot, I notice the background is still the desert, so I suppose upgrade is not finished....
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Stop notifying me about Monterey upgrade

I'm running the latest version of Big Sur, and I'm not really interested in upgrading to Monterey at the moment (none of the enhancements interest me much). System Preferences keeps displaying a 1 ...
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How to upgrade from Yosemite to Monterey?

I have a Macbook Air, early 2014, running Yosemite. I went to the App Store, looked for Monterey, didn't find it, got a link somewhere else and finally found it. Yet, when I try to install it, it says ...
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I think I wrecked my 2017 Macbook pro. Tried to update SSD but accidentally used SSD with different pin config. Now Macbook won't respond

I just bought a used 2017 MBP non-touchbar with a 128Gb SSD. I ordered an adapter and a 500Gb SSD. I forgot to check the SSD compatibility with MBP. When I installed the adapter and SSD the MBP ...
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iMac Retina 5K 27-inch 2020 RAM Upgrade comatibility

I would like to update my RAM from 40 Gb to 96 Gb I have a iMac Retina 5K 27-inch 2020 running BigSur 11.6 with the following RAM: Slot1: Kingston KCP426SD8/16 16GB Slot2: Micron 4ATF51264HZ-2G6E3 ...
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My MacBook Pro (2010) beeps 3 times and not starting up

I love this Macbook and I know its still in good condition. 3 beeps on start up and keeps beeping 3 times. Can start it up. Tried the press Command Option PR and turn on. didnt work. some were saying ...
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Changing node version from node@16 to node@14 on Mac OS

I‘m using brew. As I need an older version of node I installed node@14 (brew install node@14) unlinked the recent version (brew unlink node) linked the old version that I want (brew link node@14) At ...
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iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch 2020) RAM Upgrade

I purchased and installed 4x32GB of RAM (OWC2666DR4S128S) in my iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch 2020) RAM. It works. I noticed that neither Manufacturer nor Part Number are detected when I inspect and ...
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Closed laptop mid-Monterrey update. Now I can’t install it or revert. Any way to save data?

I have a late 2019 16” MBP. Was on Catalina. Downloaded Monterrey. Had to check out of a hotel room to move to another room while it was installing so I closed my laptop for a few mins while moving ...
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Monterey Upgrade Crash, Laptop Crashes on Login

2016 MacBook Pro (15", Touch Bar) I am a dev at a development agency, and I was having some compatibility issues between some software and MacOS Mojave (I am told that it was to do with the ...
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Cannot upgrade Mac OSX because my hard drive is encrypted

I wanted to upgrade from Big Sur to Monterey and after the download completed, I get this message, that I cannot upgrade because my disk was encrypted.
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How can I avoid an error preparing macOS Monterey installation on a Mac with an OWC Aura Pro x2 SSD?

I have a 1TB OWC Aura Pro X2 on my MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015) model. I'm currently running macOS BigSur 11.6.1. When I tried to upgrade to macOS Monterey the update fails with a generic ...
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"Unable to verify MacOS" when upgrading to Monterey

Shows error popup Unable to verify macOS when I tried several times to upgrade macOS from BigSur to Monterey. Also tried this answer but not working. Error Screenshot : Log Screenshot : Installer ...
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Old iPhone won't charge during "quick" transfer to new phone!

I’m using phone-phone transfer as part of the process of upgrading to a new iPhone, but the old phone refuses to charge. It appears to be in some mode where it won’t take a charge, and now it’s a race ...
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MacBook Pro 2019 13" RAM upgrade

My MackBook specifications are shown in the screenshot below: I would like to upgrade my MacBook RAM from 8GB to 16GB. I have looked to apple spec related to my type of MacBook that I find at this ...
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Best way to upgrade SSD in 2014 Macbook Pro running Big Sur?

I have a Mid 2014 Retina Macbook Pro (MacbookPro11,1), running latest Big Sur. I want to upgrade to a 1TB SSD. I bought a compatible SSD from OWC, so my question is what's the best way to get all my ...
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"Enter your password for "x" in Internet Accounts." after recent two upgrades

I just finished the upgrade from macOS 11.5.2 to 11.6. After logging back in, I see a notification titled GOOGLE PASSWORD REQUIRED with the text Enter your password for "x" in Internet ...
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Root folders disappeared after update to Big Sur

Under Mojave and earlier version, I have created a few folders under the root folder of Macintosh HD. I know that this is not where it's designed to be, but still I was shocked when I discovered that ...
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Why is a mac typically slow/laggy after upgrading the OS? [closed]

I recently updated macOS to a new major version (Big Sur). I've read many claims that a newly upgraded macOS installation may be slow/laggy for 1–7 days because it needs to perform "various ...
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Preventing Relocated Items shortcut after every update

The Problem My Mac has received a new Relocated Items folder after every OS update since March 8th, 2020. This was around the time I upgraded to Big Sur I think. If I delete the shortcut, it'll just ...
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If I buy a new iPhone & want to trade in my old one, do I get an overlap period?

Setting up a new phone these days seems to be as simple as pointing the new one at a swirling pattern on the old one to initiate a synced setup. If I buy a new iPhone & wish to do this step, yet ...
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Can I upgrade MacBook Pro mid-2012 with PCIe gen 4 using a SATA adapter?

My MacBook Pro's performance has gone down and sometimes files are unreadable and sometimes MacBook is unable to boot up, so I am thinking to upgrade my MacBook with a PCIe gen4 SSD and use an adapter ...
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Macbook Pro wont upgrade or boot into recovery mode

I am trying to upgrade my MacOS Catalina to Mojava or Big Sur. I tried the following: Upgrade from within current OS from App Store then follow the normal procedures it shutdown and when I try to ...
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macOS fails to load on Mid-2010 MacBook Pro with SSD upgrade

I have a mid-2010 13" MacBook Pro that I'm trying to upgrade by swapping the HDD with a 1TB SSD, and it's giving me trouble. I installed the latest version of High Sierra, the last OS officially ...
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Choosing OS X version for mid-2012 MacBook Air 6,2 with 4GB RAM (EMC 2559)

The situation I have a mid-2012 MacBook Air 5,2 (13'' A1466 EMC 2559) that I plan to sell. It is currently running OS X 10.7 Lion (for which Safari is obsolete). I want to upgrade it to a newer ...
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MacBook Pro (16 inch, 2019) froze on install latest update

I'm just click on update button, it said that updating will take few minutes. But now more than 2 hours left. And it is still updating, it is ok or not? I saw this screen It still react when I press ...
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When restarting an 2020 Retina iMac after changing RAM, does it chime before or after memory checks?

I'm aware that the iMac does a memory check when you add/remove RAM and that this can take some time. My 2020 iMac chimes when you turn it on normally, but when you change RAM should it chime before ...
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MacBook Pro Fin 2008 10.10 Upgrade issue

I have Mac Pro 17 Inch running 10.10 Yosemite OS, I've made some Hardware changes such as replacing HDD with SSD and increasing RAM slots, moreover, I'd like to upgrade from 10.10 Yosemite to 10.11 El ...
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Running "homebrew upgrade [specific formulae] upgraded a lot more, why?

So I needed to upgrade youtube-dl, and ran brew upgrade youtube-dl. While it was running, homebrew decided it needed to upgrade a lot more stuff, including all of my installed PHP versions... And now, ...
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Problems with Homebrew - `brew upgrade` and `brew install git` result in errors

I am a novice homebrew user (on a mac), so please forgive my incompetence. I ran into some problems while exploring the basic functionality. After executing the command brew outdated and getting the ...
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RAM freezes and crashes my iMac after upgrade to iMac late 2015

Recently I purchased 2 RAM carriers from a local supplier: Micron Memory Upgrade 8GB 1867MHZ DDR3 SO-DIMM PC3L-14900S (8GBx2) I wanted to upgrade from my current 8GB to 24GB. However, a few days after ...
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Clarifications for a controlled upgrade of a VirtualBox-ed Catalina

For some tests, I need to deploy a precise setup: MacOS 10.15.4 with Xcode 12.3. My MacMini 2018/2020 is running 10.15.5 with VirtualBox 6.1.12. I have a running VM with 10.15.0 which I snapshot after ...
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Upgrade of Python 3.9 with homebrew fails on High Sierra 10.13.6

I'm obligated to upgrade my python on my brew installation so that I can upgrade many other software packages. Every time brew tries to make python (does from source), it gets stuck on make for days, ...
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RAM Upgrade on 2018 Mac mini

I just purchased 64GB of RAM that's compatible with my 2018 Mac mini, but in no way shape or form do I trust myself enough to make the installation myself. I called my local Apple Store to see if they ...
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