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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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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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installation macOS from el capitan to mojave on mac retina 2013 taking 13 hours

the installation says "17 minues remaining" since 13 hours ago. In this web site (and some others): https://www.macworld.co.uk/how-to/mac-software/wont-update-macos-stuck-3624050/ Say that it could ...
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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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I have No history [duplicate]

I don't have previous purchase history how do I get older apps
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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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Upgrade to Mojave leads to Prohibitive Symbol on startup

I have recently upgraded to Mojave (attempting to migrate) but whenever I restart my Macbook I get the prohibitive symbol. What I have tried: Alt button To see if I can boot from any working HD ...
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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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What is the upgrade process for macOS server 5.3 to 5.6 with Open Directory and XSAN

I have four macOS 10.12.6 servers. I inherited them and I don't have documentation. I have a requirement to upgrade them to 10.13. The primary use is to access and process data from connected external ...
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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 ...
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Mojave install froze on “analytics”, successful force reboot- but did it miss anything?

When I was installing Mojave, the installer went up to the analytics page on which I disabled everything. Upon proceeding, the installer froze on the analytics page. I waited five minutes and force ...
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Why does my iPhone 7s keep losing Wi-Fi since I installed iOS12?

I can connect the phone to Wi-FI manually, but after several minutes, it loses the connection, and I have to restore it manually. This did not happen before I installed iOS 12.
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Is it worth upgrading to iOS 12 on an iPhone 5s

According to the WWDC 2018 Apple Keynote, iOS 12 will bring speed improvements with respect to its predecessors. However, I was wondering whether it is worthy to upgrade an iPhone 5s to iOS 12? In ...
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How to upgrade macOS when it asks me to approve my billing info?

I have a mid 2012 macbook pro. I just wiped my mac HD and reinstalled macOS 10.8 mountain lion. Now I am trying to upgrade from mountain lion to high sierra. When I click the get button for high ...
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Windows 10 Boot Camp on Mac mini Fusion Drive is running very slow. How to replace HDD / upgrade disk to SSD without reinstalling OS?

Hardware: - Mac mini (late 2014) - Core-i5 - 8GB Logical drive: - Fusion Drive 1,15TB Physical drives: - 128GB PCIe - 1000GB HDD Partitions and systems: - 250GB HFS+ macOS High Sierra - 850GB NTFS ...
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Which path to upgrade from Mac OS X 10.6 (10A432)?

In my "old" Mac mini I substituted the HDD with an SDD and added more RAM. I reinstalled Mac OS from the only CD I actually have, version 10.6 (I think it's Snow Leopard, has a version code '10A432'. ...
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Upgrade a USB install of Sierra to High Sierra. Possible?

I was recently given a Macbook Air 2012 with a malfunctioning SSD (common problem in this model -- SSD is recognized as 33 kB SandForce disk), so I decided to install and run macOS from a USB stick. ...
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How to upgrade boot rom firmware without an original drive

I have a 2015 MacBook pro that I am in the process of refurbishing. I purchased it used and it was missing many parts (wifi card, IO board, SSD). I have replaced all of these parts and purchased an ...
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Not able to upgrade to iOS 12 from iOS12 Beta

Every 2 seconds I’m getting the notification above But when I go to the Software updates’ tab it says: Your software is up to date iOS Version: 12.0 (16A5365b) Model: iPhone 6Plus (64GB) ...
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Does upgrading macOS causes one to lose data?

I am currently running macOS Sierra 10.12.6 on my Mac. I am in the process of upgrading the OS to the current public release macOS High Sierra 10.13.6. Will I lose my data during the upgrade process?
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Can I upgrade my Mid 2014 Mac SSD?

I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014) and would like to upgrade my SSD. I've searched online and haven't been able to find which type of SSD would work for this particular model. I've ...
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Upgrade PHP, not install additional PHP

My new work has just given me a MacBook Pro running macOS Sierra 10.12.6 to use as a development machine. It has PHP 5.6 installed and when I ran curl -s http://php-osx.liip.ch/install.sh | bash -s 7....
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How to prevent iPad from keeping pushing iOS 11 to me?

My iPad Air 2 keeps downloading iOS 11 in the background and then tries to push me into upgrading. I don't want that. I have declined it numerous times, and recovered the storage space it takes up ...
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iPhone upgraded to iOS 11 - retrieve log data from an old incompatible app called “Articles”

I mistakenly upgraded my iPhone to iOS 11.4.1, and my Wikipedia app called Articles, which I've been using for 8 years or so, is now no longer compatible. Does anyone know if there is a way to ...
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How to make sure apps remain available after upgrading macOS?

I want to upgrade macOS on my father's Mac, as it's quite out of date (currently running Mac OS X 10.6.8). I understand how to back up files before upgrading, but what about apps? For example, he ...