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

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Remove files that were duplicated into sandboxes during Sonoma upgrade?

I've recently upgraded from Mojave (10.14) to Sonoma (14.5). The Sonoma upgrade scanned through ~/Library and then copied various files into their new sandboxed locations in ~/Library/Containers or ~/...
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can't upgrade macOS version on Macbook air 2015 from Catalina to any newer version

I have a MacBook Air 2015 and I'd updated it to Catalina when it released. now I'm trying to upgrade it to macOS 12. but when I go to software update it says there's no update. and when I use link to ...
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Mistakenly launched, but did't carry out an OS upgrade (Monterey>Sonoma). How do I get rid of the macOS installer boot menu item?

I'm running Monterey (with OCLP) on a Late 2012 Mac mini "Core i7" (Intel Ivy Bridge). The model identifier is Macmini6,2. The macOS upgrade got mistakenly launched from macOS System ...
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Macbook Air a1466 early 2015: can I replace logic board from a newer model, to get 16 GB of RAM?

As I read, 8 GB is max for this model, such logic board price is around $140. Now I have model with 4 GB, i5. But I found a store review on AliExpress that shows 16 GB for that model: Another photo ...
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How do I determine the exact date and time of an OS upgrade?

I installed an upgrade to OS 14.4.1 and it appears to have caused severe performance degradation. I would like to restore the system from a backup, but I don't know the exact time of the update. I ...
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Can the mid 2012 Macbooks have their CPU upgraded?

I have an old MacBook Pro that I found laying about my house and it is specifically a MacBookPro9,2. I am aware that I can upgrade the RAM to 16GB DDR3 and that I can convert the hard drive to SSD; ...
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iOS 17 upgrade - all voicemail (including "deleted") lost

iOS 16 -> iOS 17 upgrade Upgrade seemed to go as expected (this is 3rd phone I've upgraded), but the only one I use as daily driver for phone calls. All the voicemails are gone, that is, not ...
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MBAM1 Sonoma: homebrew update bricked all browsers - how to recover?

I am in quite a bit of hell right now. For ages I have not upgraded brave because for some reason it could not do it automatically. I always assumed this was due to macOS being wholly useless when it ...
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How to upgrade to the right version an Apple software with App Store?

I have been using Numbers which I bought for 14 years without a problem. ( I took Numbers here as a typical example, to make the correct screen captures. I have the same problem with many Apple ...
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Trouble upgrading SSD on 2015 13" MBP

I have a friend who is trying to squeeze a bit of extra life from his aging 2015 13" retina MBP by replacing the factory SSD, which recently bit the dust (flashing folder.) At my direction, he ...
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A1342 MacBook stuck on boot after upgrade

I've got an old MacBook A1342 (white polycarbonate, Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz, 4GB 1067 MHz DDR3) which came with OS X 10.6.8. I've downloaded and installed Yosemite 10.10.5 which worked fine and I ...
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Upgrading via brew temurin unable to update

I'm trying to update temurin, I don't even know why it's installed, but I think it's needed for some support program for java. Can you help me update it? brew upgrade ==> Casks with 'auto_updates ...
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Replace original battery for MacBook Pro "Early 2011" and "Mid-2012"? [duplicate]

For the following laptops Apple MacBook Pro "Core i5" 2.3 13" Early 2011 Specs Apple MacBook Pro "Core i7" 2.9 13" Mid-2012 Specs Where is possible buy an original ...
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Is possible insert safety the Hynix HMT351S6CFR8C-PB sticks into the Apple MacBook Pro "Core i5" 2.3 13" Early 2011?

For Apple MacBook Pro "Core i5" 2.3 13" Early 2011 Specs, about the RAM is indicated Supports 1333 MHz PC3-10600 DDR3 SDRAM. And for Apple MacBook Pro "Core i7" 2.9 13" ...
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g++ fails after 13.4 -> 13.6.1 update

I updated from 13.4 to 13.6.1 and reinstalled Xcode. I have installed gcc (which I believe includes g++) using Homebrew, and have made sure my Homebrew installation is up to date. When I g++ foo.cpp, ...
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Unable to upgrade to Big Sur – not enough free space

I keep getting the message "there is not enough free space on the selected volume to upgrade the os" when trying to upgrade from Mac OS Catalina (10.15.7) to Big Sur. Currently I have 35.7 ...
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What is the Memory RAM pin count for an Apple MacBook Pro "Core i5" 2.3 13" Early 2011?

For Apple MacBook Pro "Core i5" 2.3 13" Early 2011 Specs, about the RAM is indicated Supports 1333 MHz PC3-10600 DDR3 SDRAM. And for Apple MacBook Pro "Core i7" 2.9 13" ...
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On the iPhone upgrade program, does it count as a new line of credit on an upgrade?

I wonder if I should participate in the iPhone Upgrade Program - specifically based on how does ann annual upgrade affect the average age of accounts on the holder’s credit report. Specifically, does ...
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iPad Mini 5th Gen won't update from iOS 12 to 16

I am trying to update an old iPad Mini (5th gen) from iOS 12 to 16. I have it plugged into my MacBook (running on Ventura) and every time I go to run a backup via "Finder" I get an error ...
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Is possible upgrade RAM for a MBP 13-inch, Early 2011? [duplicate]

My uncle has the following MacBook Pro, it according with About This Mac MacBook Pro (13-inch, Early 2011) Processor 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5 Memory 4 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 Graphics Intel HD Graphics 3000 ...
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How to upgrade from iOS 14 to 15, NOT 16+? [duplicate]

I cannot “upgrade” my iPhone to iOS 16 for reasons. But I would like to at least go from 14 to 15 if that is possible. I have read that 15 is okay. Google has this to say: In response to How do I ...
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Is the any way to upgrade all the Mac apps, even third-party, all at once

I have been wondering if there is any way to upgrade simply ALL the Mac apps at once, even the third-party apps downloaded outside the Mac App Store. I know that there is this Homebrew code snippet ...
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can I upgrade a 2012 MBPr SSD with a modern SSD NVMe using an adapter

I want to upgrade the SSD stick in a 2012 MBPr from the m.SATA to a more modern NVMe. I know the speed will be the same (6GB), but my plan is to remove the NVMe drive and use it elsewhere later. I ...
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tmutil: associatedisk vs inheritbackup difference

When planning migration from an older to a newer Mac drive while using the same Time Machine, I often see mentions associatedisk and inheritbackup verbs of tmutil--but fail to find any clear ...
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Upgrading to Ventura without AppleId [duplicate]

I am considering upgrading to Ventura. However, I do not have or need an AppleId. Will the upgrade proceed relatively uneventful without an AppleId? Note, I have become aware from online technical ...
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Upgrade Python - Why is there no official guide for this?

I currently have Python 3.9 installed on my Mac. However, I wanted to upgrade to version 3.11. Especially since the old versions will eventually no longer be supported with updates for security. Now I ...
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How To Update MacBook Pro (13-inch, Early 2011) from macOS High Sierra (Version 10.13.6) To macOS Big Sur (Version 11)? [duplicate]

I have tried everything to update my MacBook Pro (13-inch, Early 2011), which is currently running macOS High Sierra (version 10.13.6), but it's not working. I can't install some apps because of the ...
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Cannot connect to HDMI Panasonic TV after Ventura upgrade [duplicate]

I have been grappling with this for some time. Since I upgraded to Ventura I am unable to mirror my MacBook Pro 2018 display on Panasonic TV with HDMI cable. Prior to upgrade it was connecting fine. ...
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Is possible upgrade RAM for a MBP 13.3/2.9/2X4GB/750/SD? [duplicate]

I have an old MacBook Pro - it is: MBP 13.3/2.9/2X4GB/750/SD Model No: A1278 I want to know if is possible upgrade to 16 or even with 32 GB of RAM - if yes, what are the correct specs of each memory?...
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How do I keep a full Time Machine restoration from changing the filesystem type?

I'm stuck on upgrading from Mojave to Catalina. (Yes, I'm late to the party.) My most recent Time Machine backups continue to be from my Mojave system on an HFS+ Mac OS Extended (Journaled) filesystem....
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Which /etc zsh related files are safe from OS update overwrites?

We have added custom modifications to the /etc/zshrc, which work. The issue is following an OS update (for example recently went from 13.2 to 13.3), the file gets overwritten and we lose our ...
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Problem installing/upgrading to latest Mac OSX: "This disk has SMART errors."

I have been stuck on an old Mac OS (Catalina) on my old Macbook Pro 15" 2016 model since 12 November 2020 (Big Sur release date). I have tried to upgrade to Big Sur (and more recently Monterey) ...
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Why is my MacBook stuck on macOS Big Sur?

Why can’t I update my MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014) to newer versions of macOS past Big Sur?
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MacPro3,1 (2008) upgrade from El Capitan to Catalina with no success

I’m trying to upgrade from El Capitan to Catalina with no success at the moment. Even using Terminal is trying my patience. Hardware included: 128gb SSD Nvidia GeForce GTX 680
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What is the safest OS upgrade strategy for MacOS Catalina

I have a 2019 MBP that still has MacOS Catalina installed (10.15.7). Until recently, this has suited me fine. But now, one of my 3rd party apps (Adobe Lightroom) has discontinued updates & ...
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Upgrading MacBook Pro 13"

A friend of mine has a MacBook Pro 13" Late 2011 that needs upgrading because it's very slow. We were thinking of buying an SSD and more RAM memory. The computer will primarily be used for Adobe ...
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MacBook Pro A1707 Logic Board Upgrade/Replacement

I have an A1707 (15" 2017 MacBook Pro) with 2.8GHz and 256GB working flawlessly, but I want to upgrade the SSD, because it's filling to capacity every month. So, can I replace my logic board with ...
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Is it possible to upgrade OS X version 10.5.8 to macOS 13 (latest version)?

I have a Mac computer I haven't used for a long time and I want to upgrade to the latest version. Is it possible? If so how?
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Getting old filesystem events - check which process deleted a specific folder

After macOS minor upgrade of Monterey I've noticed that a directory of mine has been deleted. is there a way to check in retrospect which process deleted my directory ? I know of fsevents, but it's ...
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MacOS Ventura Update issues with external monitor

I am having issues with the new MacOS ventura upgrade. My external monitor keeps disconnecting and I couldn't use the laptop on clamshell.
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iMac Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2017 won't boot after RAM upgrade to 64GB

Currently my iMac Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2017 has 4 x 8GB DDR4 (2400MHZ) OEM RAM installed. I wanted to max out the RAM to the full 64GB allowed for my model, so I purchased 4 x 16GB DDR4 RAM (2400MHz) ...
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Upgrade MacOS on a "MacBook Pro (Retina, 13 pouces, fin 2013)" [duplicate]

I am trying to upgrade MacOS's version, I am currently using : High Sierra 10.13.6 I have been avoiding it to prevent compatibility problems but I've seen to many times restrictions saying I can't use ...
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How to upgrade to specific macos version [duplicate]

I have macOS 11.6 and would like to upgrade to 12.6, but newer macos 13.0 was released and I'm unsure how to get to upgrade to 12 Monterey anymore. When I open Settings -> Software Update, it ...
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How to update Xcode to the latest acceptable version according with the current OS? It directly by command (without Homebrew)

In Linux Ubuntu for example with the commands: sudo apt update && upgrade is possible update the complete set of current software already installed. I know the same approach is possible for ...
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How to know what is the latest acceptable version of Xcode for a specific OS X or macOS?

I have OS X El Capitan. I want to install MacPorts. According to its page it needs Xcode. According to this post: Determine xcode command line tools version to know the Xcode version the following ...
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Is safe install MacPorts and keep Homebrew together? It for macOS El Capitan

I have an old Mac, which uses El Capitan, impossible to do an upgrade, it is a MacBookPro bought in 2012 - it has 8GB of RAM and the disk is not SSD. Anyway I use this laptop in peace until some point....
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Any upgrade to El Capitan causes loop

I have just inherited a late 2015 27” retina iMac. This was wiped for me, but left to me to reinstall the OS. I found an excellent thread on here which helped me get past an issue during reinstall of ...
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Completely deleting MacBook Pro hard drive and upgrade to latest OS version

I have a High Sierra (10.13.6) MacBook Pro that I purchased back in 2016. Man its been a great machine! Unfortunately I have beat the heck out of it and made so many systems level changes that its ...
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What's the oldest MacOS I can put on a 2019 MacBook Pro?

I bought a 2019 MacBook Pro that arrived with Catalina installed. I want to create installers for older versions, but I don't know how far back I can go. Since it takes a long time to download (and ...
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Catalina keeps on downloading unwanted Monterey-Installer without any notification

I am running Catalina 10.15.7 on an iMac 2020. I have turned off the option "Automatically keep my Mac up to date" in the Preferences pane. I do not want to upgrade to Monterey. I want to ...
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