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Questions tagged [upgrade]

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

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Can a 2018 MacBook Pro run macOS High Sierra 10.13 natively?

I really need to run macOS High Sierra 10.13 as my primary OS natively (not via virtualisation etc). Is it possible to downgrade a 2018 MacBookPro using a USB installer to macOS High Sierra 10.13 ? ...
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Can I use one 8GB RAM module in place of two 4GB modules?

I have a MacBook Pro 13-inch, Mid 2012 and one of its RAM slots appears to have been damaged (The computer restarts when moved too much). So I can only have one RAM module in it. I was reading on ...
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How to solve a catch 22 situation trying to upgrade an old 2009 mac mini to El Capitan with an AppleID created in 2019?

I had the chance to have in my hands an old mac mini from 2009. I turned it on, it works perfectly. Currently it runs Mac OS X 10.6.8. Now, I would like to try to upgrade it to a slightly newer ...
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Upgrade to an unsigned version of iOS - possible or not? [duplicate]

I have an iPhone 5s (A1453). It is currently running iOS 9.x. I need to upgrade it to iOS 11.x to perform testing of apps on this particular iOS version/device combination. I've read couple of ...
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Lost between two macOS versions after failed upgrade to macOS Mojave

I have no experience whatsoever with macOS (Linux user). I got an old mid 2012 13" MacBook Pro, which was running OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5. I tried to upgrade it to macOS Mojave, by launching Mac ...
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Macbook Pro upgrade advice

I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) and I'm told it's impossible to upgrade the RAM from the 8 GB 1867 MHz DDR3 that I have. However, I recently learned I could upgrade the 256GB ...
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Process “warmd” keep busy mac after upgrading to macOS 10.14.4

After upgrading my Mac mini to macOS Mojave 10.14.4, every time I restart the computer the process "warmd" keep busy CPU and hard disk for 10-15 minutes, with great "spooling" noise and slowing down ...
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Upgrade then restore, or the other way around?

I'm in a situation where I simply cannot upgrade my Mac – the installer says that my disk cannot be used as a startup disk. This probably has to do with me installing dual-boot partitions, but I'm not ...
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macos mojave -> “software update” -> “A server with the specified hostname could not be found”

How do I get rid of this message and in fact manage to update the machine? I can browse internal and external websites fine, name resolution works fine, a packet capture tcpdump -i en7 port 53 and ...
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Concerns re: upgrading to an OWC Aura Pro SSD on my 2015 Macbook Pro 15" retina

Looking to upgrade HD space on my 2015 MBP 15" — considering purchasing the OWC Aura Pro 1TB drive, but am quite wary of the many negative reviews I've seen surrounding it (overheating, battery issues,...
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what is the Update from iMac OS X 10.6.8 [duplicate]

When I go into my Apple Software Updates on my OS X 10.6.8 computer to update to OS X 10.9, the computer tells me that I do not have any new updates. How can I upgrade to OS X 10.9 if it does not ...
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just upgraded iMac late 2015 ram from 12 GB to 28 GB and it became too slow to use

I had added an 8GB RAM along with existing 4GB when I purchased this iMac in 2016. For all this long it was running fine when lately I thought to add more RAM. So yesterday I added 2 more 8GB RAM ...
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How to ensure Time-Machine can rollback to a specific-date backup? (not deleting it)

I just upgraded from El Captain to Mojave and I have a Time Machine backup of the instant before starting the upgrade. I need to be able to eventually restore the previous operative system, but I am ...
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“The update failed to install” 10.14.3

My iMac is on 10.14.2. Every day I come to the office there is a popup on a black background The update was not installed successfully. You can try updating again in System Preferences after ...
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Procedure to Upgrade SSD without borking-up MS-Office License [duplicate]

I have upgraded a Macbook 500GB to a 128GB SSD. MS-Office 2011 detected the change and the licensing failed. I would like to avoid this problem in the future if at all possible. I would like to ...
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Installing modern OS X version on 2013 with external SSD and missing OEM internal SSD

Background: I have a mid-2013 MBA I was given a couple of years ago without its SSD. I used it with an external USB 3.0 HD and upgraded the OS each new version up to Sierra, but could never get High ...
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Make old snow Leopard MacBook safer

I have an old MacBook running Snow Leopard 10.6.8. Specs are 2.4 GHz Intel Core Duo, 2GB RAM. I bought it for my gf (now wife) around 2008 and we have not used it in the last couple of years. The OS ...
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Upgraded to 16gig ram mid 2010 macbook pro core2duo, slot missing and computer not waking up

I upgraded my ram as was specified online, 1066Hz, it worked. But then, if my computer reads 16 gigs of ram, when I close my lid, it won't wake up anymore. I force shutdown with the power button, ...
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Upgrading from Snow Leopard to El Capitan: unable to select disk in installer

Description of the problem I am trying to upgrade my MacBook (7,1) from Snow Leopard (10.6.8) to El Capitan. I have obtained the El Capitan installer from the App Store, but when I run it I am unable ...
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Black screen when using 4 ram sticks on brand new iMac 5K

I bought a 5K iMac 4 months ago, with the stock 8gb of ram. I bought an extra 2x4GB off Amazon (Crucial Ram). But then, it looks like I cannot use all 4 ram slots at the same time. The iMac won't even ...
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Macbook pro mid 2012 not working after upgrade from El capitan to Mojave

I have a 13" mid 2012 Macbook pro. I had upgraded my initial configuration to use a 512GB SSD(Crucial MX200 SSD) and 8GB Ram which was running on El Capitan perfectly fine. Last week I tried to ...
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2011 iMac 27": cannot upgrade to latest OSX after replaced failing drive with blank new HDD. Nasty loop [duplicate]

Installed a new hard drive on a iMac 2011 27": old drive would not boot (node errors which FSK cannot fix). This faulty drive was running High Sierra before it stopped booting. Removed the old drive ...
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Macbook 7.1 (mid-2010): upgrade from 10.8 to 10.12

I've tried several times to update my Macbook 7.1 (Macbook white mid-2010, 4GB ram) from 10.8.5 to Sierra but the progress bar remains blocked after the first boot. When booting into Verbose mode, ...
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Can a standard user upgrade OSX versions or does it have to be an admin user?

I administer several macOS computers, which are a mixture of macOS 10.11.6 and macOS 10.13.6. 10.13.6 is the current maximum version of macOS we can go to without getting software compatibility ...
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Is there any way to upgrade a mid 2007 iMac to macOS Sierra?

I recently got this used iMac, and was hoping I could use it for development work. I had an old Mac OS X Snow Leopard install disk, which I used to upgrade as far as OS X El Capitan, and wasn't able ...
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Upgrade mac pro 4.1 to 5.1 does not work (it just reboot normally)

In my quest to update my mac pro 2009 (4.1), I did encounter a roadblock, since the last OS that I can run on 4.1 is 10.11. Now; I found a method to flash the machine so it becomes a 5.1; which ...
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OK to use higher RAM than Apple “allows” it? [duplicate]

I am looking to upgrade RAM on a MacBook mid-2010, Model A1342. According to apple, I can only upgrade up to 4GB of RAM (currently only has 2GB). I don't want to blow up the computer if I add 8GB of ...
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Software Upgrade causes language change in Login screen and shutdown popup window

I am running MacOS 10.13.6. I upgrade Security Update 2018-003, Command line Tools (macOS High Sierra version 10.13) for Xcode, Safari to the latest version one day ago. The weird thing is even if the ...
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Installed Mojave, then my mac couldn't start the next day, now it asks to install Mojave again

From High Sierra, I was prompted to upgrade to Mojave; did that, successfully completed (I guess, no errors were reported or something, but I don't remember if I restarted my laptop at that point. ...
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Do mac OS install updates when you reboot if not explicitely allowed to?

On windows, when updates are available, you are not allowed to reboot your computer without installing them, taking (quite a long) time. On my mac, a normal update is available If I reboot normally, ...
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Apps crashes after Memory Upgrade

I have MBP late 2011 that was 4GB RAM. So I upgraded it to 16GB. It boots fine and I can use with Firefox and some other apps, but when I try to use it with some apps (Android Studio and XCode) those ...
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How to choose a compatible SSD replacement/adapter for Macbook Air mid-2011 13"?

What parameters should I consider when choosing an after-market replacement for an original SSD in Macbook Air 13" mid-2011 A1369? Looks like there are third-party adapters available now (eg QNine). ...
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Aura Pro X SSD upgrade for MacBook Pro Mid 2014 issue

I have recently upgraded my MacBookPro with an OWC SSD after the original SSD crashed. I have not seen any issues with the system performance after performing the SMC & PRAM reset after the ...
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What is the CAS latency of the memory in a Mac Mini 2018?

I'm researching a memory upgrade for a 2018 Mac Mini (in advance of purchase). I thinking to buy it configured with the base 8GB and upgrade it to 32GB with aftermarket memory modules, at a savings of ...
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Is it possible to upgrade original iMac (1998) memory (RAM) to above 256 MB?

I am looking into buying myself an original iMac, and I want to mess with the older system a little bit. Also, is it even remotely possible to change the RAM in the system to being over 256 MB. I am ...
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Mac Pro 2012 Memory failure after security update

I'm running Sierra on a Mac Pro 5,1. I've got 48GB (6x 8GB) of RAM and after updating to the last security update I've got a RAM conflict, I've swapped some modules position and I could get just 32GB ...
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“macOS needs to repair your library” error loop on Mojave upgrade [duplicate]

I’ve been having trouble fixing the “macOS needs to repair your library” loop for the past couple of days and I’m running out of options. The message pops up over and over again, no matter what I do. ...
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How can I find the date that I upgraded to High Sierra?

I have recently discovered that some background processes are no longer running. They appear to have stopped running around the time that I upgraded to High Sierra (~ 3 months ago). Is there ...
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Is memory or storage in the 2018 Mac mini replaceable by the user after purchase?

The tech specs of the Mac mini 2018 is unclear if the RAM or SSD can be upgraded by the user.
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Does the Mojave update wipe the previous Apache settings?

I just updated to Mojave over the weekend and today none of my local Apache addresses work, neither localhost, nor custom domains. I can't find any reference to my previous custom domains in the /...
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I would like to upgrade my iMac 2017 4K Retina 21.5 inches

I read the answers for the post (How can I speed up my new (but slow) 2017 iMac?). Is the iMac still under warranty if internally upgraded (RAM & hard drive)? Is it possible to do it myself or I ...
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Can Mid 2010 Apple Macbook Pro 15" NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M graphics processor be Upgraded?

Can a NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M graphics processor with 256MB of GDDR3 memory on 2.4GHz and 2.53GHz configurations; or 512MB of GDDR3 memory on 2.66GHz configuration on a mid 2010 macbook pro be upgraded?...
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4,1 to 5,1 Mac Pro upgrade

I upgraded my firmware to 5,1 everything works great. De-lid my new X5690 cpu's per instructions. System boots with single CPU in the A slot. Tested both cpu's in the A slot they work fine in the a ...
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Graphical bug during the logging after installing Mojave

I recently installed Mojave on my MacBook Pro 2017, and I encounter a graphical bug which is, if not hindering, still annoying. When I boot the Mac and enter my password at the login screen, the usual ...
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PHP incredibly slow since upgrading macOS to 10.14 Mojave?

Since I upgraded my Mac to Mojave 10.14, I noticed PHP is incredibly slow. When I do this from the terminal: php -v It takes about 4-5 seconds before showing the version number, which is: PHP 7.1....
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finder won't launch after Mojave upgrade ( high system cpu )

it appears my finder will not launch after I upgraded to Mojave. It is always unresponsive. My system cpu load is constantly around 75% also. I am unable to relaunch it even if I do a force quit ...
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Upgrade to MacOS Mojave is stuck at calculating

I am downloading MacOS Mojave. The total size of the download is 6.02GB. Although 6.02GB is downloaded in app store the progress is stuck at calculating. Its been two hours like this. Please suggest ...
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App store says I have recently updated High Sierra but appears I'm still on Mavericks?

Yesterday I downloaded and thought I installed Sierra after being told of the available update, spending more than an hour downloading and then restarting. I had to resign in to a few apps, e.g. ...
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How critical are macOS Mojave compatibility requirements?

As per Apple support document, How to upgrade to macOS Mojave: 1. Check compatibility You can upgrade to macOS Mojave from OS X Mountain Lion or later on any of the following Mac models. ...
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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 ...