Questions tagged [upgrade]

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

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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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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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How can I improve the performance of an older iMac? [duplicate]

I've got an older iMac running macOs Mojave. It is terribly slow and I am interested to see if we can improve the performance. Can you recommend steps to consider to improve the performance? The ...
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MacBookPro6,2 can't upgrade from 1.6.8, app store error [duplicate]

Context I'm trying to upgrade my grandma's macbook. It is a MacBook Pro 6,2 running mac os 1.6.8. It is so outdated that Safari no longer recognizes the webpages' SSL certificates. It has no recovery ...
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How to upgrade to latest OS on Macbook Air?

I have an Early 2014 13" MacBook Air running OS X 10.9.5 Mavericks. In my attempt to upgrade Google Chrome to the latest version, I discovered my Chrome version only went up to 65. (The latest Google ...
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Microphone really REALLY soft after upgrade to 10.15.4

Tested on Google Hangouts, Google Meet, Skype, Facebook Messenger, and Zoom. This is a MacBook Pro 14.3inch. Even on this screen the microphone only registers when I talk VERY LOUDLY: There were no ...
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Upgrading to Bluetooth 4.0 internally iMac 2011 21.5 (A1311)

Has anyone successfully upgraded the OEM internal Bluetooth2.0 to Bluetooth 4.0? I want to do the upgrade to enable AirDrop with my iPad Pro and iPhone X. This site OSXWIFI claims it can be done ...
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Mac OS Catalina not Downloading

I have re installed my mac to fresh El Capitan on my MacBook Pro. Now at the app store it is showing the Catalina version Updates but when I click on Download nothing is happening. I have previously ...
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How can I upgrade my 10.7.5 mac to a newer version when it can't even read the disk image InstallMacOSX?

I have a 2006 Mac Pro (MacPro 1,1) with 4GB RAM running OS X Lion (10.7.5) I've been using this link: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT210717, to try and upgrade my computer. I've successfully ...
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Is Security Update 2020-002 still available?

I downloaded Security Update 2020-002 a couple of days ago using softwareupdate -d -a from a terminal window. Today I tried to install it but nothing happened. $ softwareupdate -i -a --verbose ...
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using Notes app app simultaneously on Sierra and Catalina systems

My main system is on macOS Sierra. I'm testing macOS Catalina on an external startup disk to see how my old machine will handle the new OS (I know it's late, but...) On the Catalina test system I'm ...
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MacBook Pro 2015 13" vs MacBook Air 2019 for Final Cut Pro X

I've been thinking about a switch from my current 2015 MacBook Pro to the 2019 MacBook Air. I use Apple's Final Cut Pro X and Logic Pro X very consistently, so having a smooth workflow on these apps ...
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Apple Watch Update Error

My Apple Watch Series 2 refuses to update to WatchOS 6.2. The error message on my phone (in Dutch) says "Unable to install update", "An error occurred installing the newest WatchOS version on your ...
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Upgrade from Fusion Drive to SSD without breaking fusion first

I replaced my fusion drive with a 1TB SSD but didn't break the fusion first. I'm running an iMac (27-inch, Late 2013) 3.2ghz i5 w/ 8GB RAM with Catalina 10.15.3 I'm attaching a photo of my device ...
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Macbook Air 1.1GHz quad-core 10th-generation Intel Core i5 vs MacBook Pro Core i5 2.4GHz 13" Retina (Late 2013)

I have a MacBook Pro (Late 2013) 2.4 GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5 and I've been waiting for the new keyboard to be added to new macs in order to upgrade because my trusty "old" MacBook has been around ...
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Disk Utility fails with OSStatus error 22 during cloning/recovery operation

Background: I need to upgrade the drive in my Macbook Pro. Following are some of its specs: MacBook Pro (17-inch, Late 2011) OS: High Sierra, v 10.13.6 HDD: 500 GB SSD, w/ Macintosh HD & ...
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How to update macOS when the system thinks the update is already installed

I've been using a 2010 iMac with OS 10.9 for a few years. Now I need to update the OS to 10.13 (the latest one this system supports). Here's the catch: months ago I attempted to install 10.13 on an ...
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High memory usage on iMac MacOS Catalina

I'm not a Mac power user by any stretch of the imagination, but I'm hoping for some help from someone here that is. There are similar questions being asked, but the answers seem to all be similar... ...
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Mac mini Late 2014 No power after HDD upgrade

I've followed a very reputable guide online on doing a HDD upgrade with the proper tools and setup. I feel as if every step was followed properly yet the Mac currently doesn't power on. Could someone ...
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Is there a way to update from legacy iTunes 12.6.5.3, or to continue using it, to get iOS 13 compatibility?

I have the legacy iTunes 12.6.5.3 on my 2011 MacBook Pro running Sierra. I have an iPhone SE running iOS 10.3.3. I'd like to upgrade my iPhone SE to iOS 13. In iTunes, it shows that the update is ...
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Running 'brew upgrade' on a schedule [duplicate]

How can I run brew upgrade automatically on a daily schedule?
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Is it worth upgrading Macbook mid 2010 [closed]

I own a Macbook Pro Mid 2010 (Macbook 7,1) which has gone through several upgrades. Before any of the upgrades, the CPU fan was constantly noisy whenever running any application, making it impossible ...
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Can't Remove “Previous System”

I upgraded Yosemite to Catalina. Deleted "Previous System" folder. When emptying Trash the OS complains "item 'xxx' is in use". Rebooting doesn't help sudo rm -rf doesn't help rm -rf in Recovery ...
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To where is the Catalina installer saved?

I've downloaded Catalina using Mac App Store. Considering the size of several GB and how this worked with the Mojave update I expected an installer to appear in /Applications. It didn't. It's not ...
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OS X updater claims installation is successful, but new OS is not installed

I've got a Mac running 10.10.5 Yosemite, trying to upgrade to 10.11 El Capitan. When I run the installer, it claims installation requires 7 Mb of disk space, it installs some files, and ends with "...
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Is logic board from Macbook Air 11“ A1465 2015 compatible with Macbook Air 11” A1465 2014?

I am thinking about buying this logic board and putting into into my Early 2014 11" Macbook Air, which has much lower specs. Will it work?
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Mac Pro 2020 upgradability - DDR5, ARM, Neural Engine?

Can the Mac Pro 2020 in the future be upgraded to replace/add these: DDR4 -> DDR5 Intel -> Arm ... -> Apple Neural Engine Or are they not compatible with the current Mac Pro design? They are all ...
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iPhone 6s nagged to update to 13.3, so I did but now I cannot use Whatsapp

Don't know where to start, did everything wrong. My frustation the last 24 hours: My iPhone 6s request me to update since a couple of months, so yesterday I thought let's do it. In summary: did not ...
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How to resolve error where Mac is not configured in way compatible with macOS Catalina

I get the following when trying to install macOS Catalina (from High Sierra): I contacted Apple Support, reset my whole system to factory settings and yet I cannot update. it is MacBook Pro 2017 ...
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How to upgrade macOS minor update without updating Safari?

I want to upgrade to macOS 10.14.6 from 10.14.5 but keep Safari 12.1.1 intact instead of Safari 13, which I guess comes with it. Is there a way to upgrade macOS, but not Safari? macOS Mojave (...
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DIY replacement of DVD drive with an SSD?

I have a late 2011 15" MacBook Pro. It has a 750 GB HDD and I'm about to upgrade the RAM from 2x4 GB to 2 x 8 GB. I am looking for do-it-yourself resources/guides to either (depending on difficulty): ...
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Mac Pro 3.1 with GTX 770 won't boot

I was given a MacPro 2008 with 1 CPU, 1TB hard-drive, no wifi and 6GB of memory. I patched via DosDude1's patch tool so enable NVME. Current Specs: 2x4core 3.2Ghz. Wifi, 32GB of RAM, PCIe/NVMe ...
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Do MacBook pro 2013 late support Samsung 1TB 2280 NVMe M.2 SSD PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR?

Do MacBook pro 2013 late support Samsung 1TB 2280 NVMe M.2 SSD PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR ?

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