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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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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 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, the 10.6 (I think it's Snow Leopard, has a version code '10A432'. If ...
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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 ...
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Disable dGPU for OS update

I have a late 2013 Macbook Pro (revision 11,3) which has an Nvidia discrete GPU. The dGPU suddenly broke: my laptop would suddenly not boot and enabling kernel logging revealed that bringing up the ...
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Understanding which RAM chips are compatible with a Mac

I'm upgrading an eMac to 1 GB RAM (2 x 512 MB). A dude is selling the following chips, but I don't know what CL3, CL2.5, SDRAM, SDCL3, 168P and DIMM means. Could someone please explain what these ...
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Create upgrade file / disk from a machine with 10.11 installed? [duplicate]

Ive got a machine with 10.11 installed (the machine came with this pre installed) Ive got another machine with 10.10 installed that i want to update to 10.11. (I dont want to update to 10.12 or 13 as ...
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Pip wont update

Hi I am trying to update pip and receiving this error: egts-iMac-3:~ egt$ pip install -U pip You are using pip version 6.1.1, however version 10.0.1 is available. You should consider upgrading via ...
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What exactly do I get when I purchase an older version of Mac OS X?

I recently acquired an older iMac 5,1 with 3 GB RAM, currently running Mac OS X 10.6.8, and from what I can gather online it is able to run "Mac OS X 10.7.5 Lion". I found that it is available for ...
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MacBook Pro (mid 2012 13 inch) with error code “-501 0F” when upgrading macOS

I am trying to update my MacBook Pro from Mac OS X Lion to the newest version of macOS available. I started up while holding down commandoptionR. It found my Wi-Fi connection and I got a message ...
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Why do macOS/iOS upgrades take so long?

Even on an iMac Pro, it still takes some time (maybe 15 minutes) to upgrade the OS (after everything is downloaded). During this time, I can't use the computer. Why is that? What is it actually doing?...
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2013 Mac Pro RAM upgrade not much faster

I have a 2013 Mac Pro 10.10.2 running on Yosemite. I upgraded the RAM to 64GB(4X16) and it doesn't seem to be much faster while processing FCPX files. Are there any settings I can check to ensure it's ...
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Can the GPU in a 21.5 inch Mid 2011 iMac be upgraded to support 4k?

The computer comes with an AMD Radeon HD 6770M 512 MB discrete graphics card. According to this, the earliest iMac to support 4k is Late 2013. By then, I believe iMacs were using GeForce cards and I'm ...
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How do I show the High Sierra application privacy dialogs again?

Background: see my other question here. I missed the new application privacy dialogs (e.g. in iTunes) the first time around after I upgraded to High Sierra. Is there any way to show them again? I ...
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How do I show the High Sierra upgrade setup assistant again?

I just updated to High Sierra, but managed to hang the setup assistant after install (I tried to open a URL). I force-rebooted the Mac, and the setup assistant was gone. How do I bring it back? ...
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MacBook Pro not booting after upgrade from 10.10.2 to 10.10.5

17" Mid 2009 A1297 MacBook Pro has not been going to sleep when on battery power. Possible reason may have been pending OS (mostly security) upgrade from 10.10.2 to 10.10.5 that was on offer for a ...
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“This update is restricted” error when upgrading my system to High Sierra

I uninstalled Symantec from my work computer about a year ago but now that I am trying to upgrade it to High Sierra, I get this blocker: How do I get rid of this?
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Do I need to go through all Mac OS upgrades?

I right now have macOS Sierra, and want to upgrade to the latest Mac OS. Do I need to install high Sierra first? Also, how do I get the upgrade offline files? And how do I install these?
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Can i swap memory modules between mac

I have 3 mac's Mac Mini 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo , 2GB 1067 MHz DDR3, Macbook pro (15", Early 2011), 2GHz Core i7, 4GB 1333 MHz DDR3 Macbook Air (13" Mid 2012), 2GHz Core i7, 8GB 1600 MHz DDR3 Is it ...
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Why does iPod 3G show exclamation mark / folder icon after CF upgrade?

I have been trying to upgrade my iPod 3G to use a 64g CompactFlash card, as outlined in this blog post. I have had partial success. I can format the iPod using Disk Utility. I can get iTunes to see ...
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Whatsapp Notification does not display contact name [duplicate]

The problem I’m experiencing is that contact names do not appear on whatsapp notifications (locked and unlocked). For example, if I get a message from Dad, whatsapp only displays the whatsapp logo and ...
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Does Garageband update with High Sierra updates

I am running Mavericks om my Mac and using Garageband 10.1.2 . I want to update my computer to MacOS High Sierra, but I do not want to change my Garageband version Does Garageband get updated along ...
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I bought “ECC” ram for my MacPro1,1 but system reports only shows FB-DIMM

I have an old Mac Pro I decided to upgrade. I found a company on eBay selling "16GB 4X4GB DDR2 MEMORY RAM PC2-5300F 667MHz ECC FB-DIMM" for a good price so I bought two units (32GB total). (Kingston ...
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iMac stuck upgrading to macOS High Sierra

I am upgrading my iMac to macOS High Sierra, however it has been stuck at 28 seconds remaining for a long time now. Is there any way to resume setup without losing downloaded files? The install log ...
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Is there any way I can update my iPhone SE from iOS 9 to iOS 10.3.3 today, since iOS 11.3 is already available? [duplicate]

I have iOS 9 on my iPhone SE. If I wanted to update it today to iOS 10.3.3, would it be possible? How? I'm asking it because the most recent version is 11.3 beta 6
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Macbook Pro SSD Upgrade

I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014) (11,3) and I'm looking to change it's drive. I've found 2 models that I think fits my model. OWC 480GB Aura Pro X SSD For Mac Pro (Late 2013) with ...
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How can I upgrade OS X.11 to OS X.12 when the App Store only offers OS X.13 [duplicate]

I have a Mac running the latest version of OS 10.12. I need to upgrade this Mac to the latest version of OS 10.12. Although the hardware will support OS 10.13, for other, important reasons I am not ...
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Mid-2012 MBP — put a 16GB SODIMM in one slot?

I have both a 9,1 and a 9,2 Mid-2012 13" MacBook Pros which have both failed. Having finally gotten both computers back from my daughter, the only thing that I can find wrong with either one is that ...
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Failed upgrade from macOS Sierra to High Sierra on late 2010 MacBook Pro 15"

I attempted to upgrade from macOS Sierra to High Sierra on my late 2010 MacBook Pro and it failed part way through the installation. On restarting it flashes a folder with a question mark on a white ...
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Upgrading MacBook Pro mid 2012 [duplicate]

I've recently been looking to upgrade my MacBook Pro, but wanted to see if anyone else has attempted this. The plan was to upgrade to a Crucial MX500 250GB SATA 2.5-inch 7mm (with 9.5mm adapter) ...
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quad boot MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014) — will 10.11.6 -> 10.12 affect boot/partitions/etc?

Possibly this question cannot be answered, or maybe it will be deemed an opinion...? But, I recently had a Windows 10 update that forced me to reinstall all 4 OSs and again set up the perfect balance ...
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Restoring bookmarks after upgrade to High Sierra

My worst nightmare happened today: all my work bookmarks in my work computer (which I do not own) were deleted and replaced by my personal (home) computer bookmarks during an upgrade of my work ...
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15" Macbook Pro: Radeon 555 or Radeon 560?

How different is Radeon 555 and Radeon 560 in the 15-inch Macbook Pro 2017? Are there any notable differences between the two?
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How to upgrade to 10.13.3 with fusion drive on apfs

I installed High Sierra via the app store, the regular way. In the process the fusion drive of my mac mini was converted to apfs. I am still on 10.13.1, and wondered, why available upgrades did not ...
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EFI firmware upgrade manually for MBP mid 2015

I have subjected MBP mid 2015 w/ the following modification: internal SSD was replaced by Samsung SSD 960 EVO after death of apple's disk (w/ the help of adapter of course). And here's the ...
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Problems updating El Capitan to High Sierra using bootable USB

I'm running into a series of issues while attempting to install High Sierra on a mid-2013 Mac Pro currently running El Capitan. Both when trying to update using the standard installer, and when ...
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MacBook Pro Late 2011 worth upgrading? [closed]

I recently bought an MacBook Pro Late 2011 with an i7 2.2 GHz and 4 GB of RAM. I wanted to get started in some mobile development and learn how to work with macOS. So this was a good offer online. ...
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Upgrade system frameworks without upgrading OS

I am currently running macOS 10.10.2, but would like to be able to run the latest Ableton Live 10 which is built on macOS 10.11. When I directly run the executable I get errors referencing symbols ...
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High Sierra upgrade failure and kernel panic

Endless loop of kernel panic and reboot after a crash during the upgrade from Sierra to High Sierra on a MacBook Air 2015. Since then when it was rebooted it sometimes tried to resume the upgrade but ...
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Calendar broken after upgrade to High Sierra

I upgraded from Yosemite to High Sierra and found that Calendar has "forgotten" all entries after the upgrade: no trace of them was to be found in ~/Libraries/Calendar. As I never activated ...
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How to backup Mac to external hard drive in recovery mode? “No mountable file systems”?

I upgraded my mac to High Sierra without backing up my data. Then my Mac wouldn’t login, it gives me a black screen then it restarts. So I decided to reinstall the software, but first I need to back ...
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iOS 9.3.5 in iPad Mini 1 [closed]

I have a first-generation iPad mini (model MD529LL/A, A1432, 32GB) running iOS 8.4.1. I use it mostly for web browsing with Safari and Chrome, email with Gmail, reading PDFs with iBooks and Adobe ...