Questions tagged [upgrade]

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

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Updating El Capitan to High Seirra will take 18 hours

I'm on El Capitan and trying to update to High Seirra. It downloaded the stub file and run the application. I waited for one hour till it says 17 hours remaining. Is there a way to speed up the update ...
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How do I get my iPhone and Apple Watch to beta together?

At August 8, 2019, 01:55 UTC+8, from Apple's Feedback Assistant I'm told that: Warning You must update your watch to watchOS 6 beta 2 or later before updating to iOS 13 beta 6 otherwise your watch ...
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Upgrading from 10.11.6 El Capitan to 10.12

I rarely use by mac. Right now I wanted to install a new program on it but it says it won't run unless the OS is 10.12. I only have 10.11.6 (El Capitan) right now and I can't see any updates for ...
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Finding out if upgrading to a newer macOS version will cause issues?

I'm going to be upgrading my Macbook Pro (mid-2012 model) from its original OS X Lion 10.7 installation to a newer version of macOS. It looks like Apple will allow me to upgrade from Lion directly to ...
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Update MacOS on a MacBook with dead battery

I have a macbook 12'' running sierra that I use occasionally. The battery died some time ago, showing an X in the status bar. I want to update to a new version of macOS but the installer shows: ...
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Updating to a newer macOS version - how can I avoid potential pitfalls? [duplicate]

I'm running a Macbook Pro with macOS 10.7 Lion. I've already checked and it can be upgraded to the latest macOS version (Mojave). However, I want to keep as much as I can running the same (like ...
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OWC Envoy Pro Enclosure [with OEM SSD] MacOS Upgrade Problem

I have an Envoy Pro Enclosure (OWCMAU3ENPCIECS / OWCMAU3ENPRPCIU) [w/ OEM SSD - 512GB Mid-2015 Macbook Pro Retina SSD] that I use as a bootable external MacOS installation and it works fine. I have ...
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RAM upgrade for an iMac 27" 2017 used for video-editing, compression and audio recording

I have a 27" iMac (2017) - 4.2 GHz Intel Core i7 - Radeon Pro 580 8 GB - 16GB DDR4 running macOS Mojave 10.14.6. I do a lot of video editing, compression and record a lot of Live DJ Sets with a Pro ...
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High Sierra 10.13.6 - Security update 2019-003 failing install

My 15" MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012) is running slowly since I attempted but failed to install Security Update 2019-003 High Sierra. After researching the problem, I discovered a number of reports ...
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What are my hardware upgrade options for a late 2009 iMac?

It is now July 2019 and I have this Late-2009 iMac. macOS High Sierra Version 10.13.6 iMac (27-inch, Late 2009) Processor: 3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Memory: 4 GB 1067 MHz DDR3 Graphics: ATI Radeon HD ...
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2010 Polycarbonate (White) MacBook: Has anyone tested to run with 2x1600MHz DDR3 16GB memory?

I am looking to add more RAM to my 2010 Polycarbonate unibody MacBook. It has Core 2 Duo with Nvidia 320M chipset. I've read that this model can run 16GB RAM (even though Apple states otherwise), and ...
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iMac 2019: Can I mix the old modules with the new ones when upgrading RAM?

I've found a similar question but it's about the 2016 iMac, so I want to double check for the current (2019) model. Can I mix new RAM (Crucial CT2K16G4SFD8266) with Apple's stock RAM? I am planning ...
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OSX Yosemite suggesting updates, I don't want to upgrade, but need to upgrade iTunes

My oldish MacMini has a fresh install of Yosemite (OSX 10.10.5). I go to iTunes, check for updates, and request to download 12.8.1. MacOS then sends my to app store updates, suggesting an update ...
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How to use Apple Remote Desktop to upgrade lab to macOS Mojave

I have a lab of 16 iMac computers that are currently running sierra or high sierra. I would like to know if there was a command that I could use in Apple Remote Desktop (ARD) via unix that would allow ...
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Mojave upgrade being suggested on unsupported Mac

My mother has a 2008 iMac currently running El Capitan. Every now and then it pops up the notification suggesting that she upgrade to Mojave. But if you actually try to download Mojave from the App ...
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Tradeoffs of disabling SIP (System Integrity Protection) in order to install Sierra on Mac Pro (Early 2009)

Lets say someone wants to upgrade a Mac Pro (Early 2009) to macOS Sierra in order to get core security updates and newer versions of modern software. Unfortunately this Mac Pro model is not ...
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MacMail Offline after Mojave Upgrade

Last month I upgraded to Mojave and my Mac Mail using my comcast account went to Account Offline along with locking my ability to use passwords that utilize my keychain. I found an answer online that ...
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What's the best way to update Homebrew when upgrading macOS?

I'm just about to finally update my MacBook Pro to macOS Mojave, hoping that the issues have all been resolved. But when I got this new machine I changed from using MacPorts to using Homebrew. When I ...
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Installing 1600Mhz memory in a Mac Mini that uses 1066Mhz memory

I have an old Mac Mini (2009, Core 2 Duo) which uses 1066 Mhz DDR3 RAM modules. However, I haven't been able to find them near me; the closest I've found are 1600Mhz modules, which have otherwise the ...
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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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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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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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Does macOS install updates when you reboot if not explicitly allowed to?

On Windows, when updates are available, you are not allowed to reboot your computer without installing them which takes quite a long time. On my Mac, a normal update is available. If I reboot ...
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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 ...