Questions tagged [upgrade]

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

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roll back OS X app versions without full system install

I had to roll back my OS X version, and ended up with High Sierra (factory install, then some security updates). But when I imported my settings from Time Machine, I managed to end up with numerous ...
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How to permanently skip a package dependency installation in Brew

How can I make Brew skip attempting to install Python@3.9 during brew upgrade? I have Python@3.8.7 already set globally. BACKGROUND: I'm running High Sierra 10.13.6, and at this time, Brew is ...
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What is the latest model Macbook Pro that has user-serviceable RAM and/or SDD?

Since roughly 2016, all Macbook Pros have been non-upgradeable. What is the latest model Macbook Pro that has user-serviceable RAM and/or SDD?
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Issue installing iOS 14 on iPhone 6S

I would like to install the IOS14 on my iphone 6s, but the installation does not work. For a while I got the message that there was a new update and when I tried to run it, the download of the update ...
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Fresh install Big Sur without deleting a partition

Can I create a partition and store files I want to keep there, then do a fresh install to upgrade to Big Sur, or will the fresh install delete all partitions?
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Upgrading MacBook Pro mid-2009 RAM

I'm trying to upgrade my MacBook's RAM to 8GB (2x4 GB), but somehow when I install the new cards I got the 3 beeps + 5 seconds pause. The 4GB cards were already working in another early 2011 MacBook. ...
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Big Sur 11.2 upgrade stuck in boot screen

My Mid 2014 MBP decided to install 11.2 Big Sur update yesterday evening. After rebooting, it stuck in the boot screen. Left it there overnight but nothing changed. Then I force-powered off it and ...
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Since updating to Big Sur Mail.app search *of any kind* is not working [duplicate]

I simply do not get the "All Mailboxes" mailbox icon in the mailbox panel of OSX. I followed the directions here: https://www.macobserver.com/tips/how-to/fixing-broken-mail-search-macos/ So ...
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Login screen will not show list of users

After I upgraded from Catalina to Big Sur 11.2 on a 2019 iMac, the login screen no longer displays my username but instead the Username and Password prompts. I have List of users selected in Users &...
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Where to force Catalina upgrade and not Big sur upgrade from Mojave? [duplicate]

The current link from Apple Support article is not working. Apple try to force us to upgrade to Big Sur everywhere. Where do we find the Catalina upgrade link ? Thanks
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Can I upgrade the SSD drive in Mac Mini M1?

Can people buy 256 SSD Mac Mini M1 and upgrade it later, or can't upgrade it like memory?
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Upgrade Macbook air OS X Yosemite

I am trying to install Skype for business and Microsoft office on my MacBook Air 2015. but need to update to macOS 10.11 for this. I don't have any installation updates pending, how can I upgrade?
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Is a copy of /Library and ~/. sufficient for a clean install?

The title says it all. After too many OS X and now macOS upgrades-in-place, my disk is cluttered with too much history. There is also the occasional small but unnerving issue that may just be ...
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Upgrading SSD in 2015 MacBook Pro

I haven't been able to find the solution to my issue anywhere, so here goes: I have a 15" MacBook Pro (mid 2015) and it's at all points a great device, with the only drawback being low storage (I ...
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Is it safer to upgrade Yosemite to Big Sur by upgrading to Catalina first?

My Macbook (just) qualifies as supported for Big Sur and is running Yosemite 10.10.5 (OK, I'm a little slack with upgrading). I have completed a full backup to external drive. The doc says: Upgrading ...
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How to update iOS on iPad 4?

My iPad isn't updating its iOS version (10.3.4). How do I fix this? My iPad is the iPad 4 (doesn't show option to update).
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This version of macOS 10.12.6 cannot be installed on this computer

How can I update my Mac from 10.11.6 to 10.12? I got a link to install Sierra. When I click on download it says it can't be installed on the Mac version I am using now.
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How did Apple re-install everything in a clean Big Sur install, without access to backups?

Okay, Apple are really starting to freak me out (I don't use them much). Here's the timeline of my story: My daughter's MacBook Air (2017-ish) that she needs for school would not update to Big Sur ...
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Are macos Mojave Security Updates Cumulative?

I had upgraded to macOS Mojave on April 2020 and am still on it. The Software Installations list on System Information lists the following security updates installed: Security Update 2020-002 ...
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HP Deskjet driver for Big Sur - OS X 11.0.1 [duplicate]

I recently upgraded my MacBook Air from Catalina to Big Sur. Following the upgrade my ancient HP Deskjet F380 printer no longer works. When I try to use it I get various popups like this one I've ...
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Upgrading High Sierra to Catalina on 2016 MBP using local webserver

In the past colleagues (and I) believed it was often a bad idea to install newer OSs on older Macs. I get the feeling that has changed, and that putting Catalina on my 2016 MacBook Pro shouldn't be a ...
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Not receiving verification code while trying to sign into iCloud and Apple Store

Decided to reset the Macbook. Got MacOS 10.8.5 installed. Trying to update to Mojave (10.14.6) from the link here - https://support.apple.com/HT211683, as upgrading directly to latest not supported ...
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Upgrading from Mojave 10.14.3 to Mojave 10.14.6 (or at most Catalina), but not to Big Sur?

I have a MacBook Pro (early 2015) with MacOS Mojave 10.14.3, Safari 12.0.3 and XCode 10.3. The webpage I want to remote debug is opened in Safari on an iPhone SE with iOS 14.2. The answers I got on ...
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Big Sur update keeps failing when downloading [duplicate]

I am trying to update my Macbook Air 13'' 2017. When I first tried it, it failed. When I tried it again, the progress bar would quickly progress to 713 MB, wait there for a while. Then it continues to ...
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Upgrading RAM with 2 different memory modules

I have recently upgraded the RAM of my Macbook Pro mid 2012 which initially has 2GB & 2GB in the slots to 2GB & 8GB. Now, I have a 10GB RAM in it. After a day of upgrading, I noticed that the ...
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Apple Watch won't update to watchOS 7 (update couldn't be verified, your device is not connected to the internet)

iPhone 7 w/ iOS 14.1, Apple Watch Series 5 I've been trying for some weeks now to update my Apple Watch to watchOS 7. Every time I try to install, whether I initiate the installation from the Settings ...
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Can I upgrade to an SSD with the newest macOS from an old HDD with old macOS on MacBook Pro 2012?

As per the title, my MBP 2012's hdd with Mavericks installed had recently failed and I am looking to replace it with an SSD. I also have a MacBook Pro 2017 that I'm going to use to install macOS ...
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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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