Stack Exchange Network

Stack Exchange network consists of 175 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.

Visit Stack Exchange

Questions tagged [upgrade]

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

4
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
71 views

Grapher Having Problems After High Sierra Upgrade

My wife just upgraded to OS 10.12.6. She uses Grapher to make pictures for work. Now Grapher can no longer read her old .gcx files. She had a template she was using a lot. So, she had to remake ...
2
votes
0answers
23 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
207 views

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? ...
2
votes
0answers
120 views

Connection dropping after upgrade to Sierra

We have a Mac mini which we use for remote building some iOS applications written on Xamarin. All build scripts are executed via SSH. Recently we have upgraded its OS from El Capitan to Sierra, but ...
2
votes
0answers
716 views

Upgrading to Photos errors “Library Version Too Old” and “Your library can open. . . ”

My iPhoto app, version 9.2.1, has a grey icon with a no sign and won't open. I'm running OSX 10.10.5, and I noticed a new app called Photos (version 1.0.1). When I try to open Photos, I am prompted ...
2
votes
0answers
397 views

Terminal command to check for iOS updates

I have an iPhone paired with iTunes on my MacBook, and I would like to use Terminal to check whether an iOS update is available for that iPhone (using the last known state if the phone is not ...
2
votes
0answers
292 views

MacBook Pro Retina 13" Late 2012 SSD Upgrade

I've done some research before, which led to the installation of an SD card adapter, together with a 128GB microSD card, which doubles the available storage capacity (original SSD storage was 128GB). ...
2
votes
0answers
104 views

Upgrade OS X Lion to Yosemite with server tools

I have a Mac running OS X Lion (10.7.5) and it is running server tools with Open Directory serving logins etc. To update to Yosemite, can I just update to the higher OS X version and then buy the ...
2
votes
0answers
127 views

How can I tell if I need to upgrade/replace Macbook 07 Airport card?

I bought a used Macbook (late 07 model, white, 2.1 Intel Core Duo, 3 gig RAM) and I have been upgrading everything I can. It works great EXCEPT the airport card. The wireless internet is so slow! When ...
2
votes
0answers
1k views

Remote installation of Mountain Lion OS X 10.8 as an upgrade, not a fresh install

Anyone have any ideas or suggestions (or know if its even possible) to remote upgrade a fleet of Macs from 10.6.8 to 10.8 remotely. I presume I can push the installESD through ARD, but I want it to ...
1
vote
0answers
41 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
125 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
85 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
14 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
180 views

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 /...
1
vote
0answers
40 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
216 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
3k views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
71 views

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. ...
1
vote
0answers
239 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
790 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
1k views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
1k views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
96 views

Ram problem even if they pass the apple hardware test?

After updating the ram 2 x 8 GB (CT2KIT102464BF160B) the mac mini late 2012 have started various kernel panic, doing the Apple Harware Test to verify the modules the ram is ok, everything is ok. So ...
1
vote
0answers
25 views

New iPhone 7 doesn't show my app purchases

I just purchased a new iPhone 7/128GB, iOS 11.1.2, to replace my 6s. During the setup process I chose to restore from iCloud backup. I believe the setup process is complete (except for ApplePay) but ...
1
vote
0answers
48 views

Catch-22 for old Pages version on ancient old MBP (late-2008)

after having worked perfectly fine for 9 years, my Pages (iWork '08) keeps crashing lately and, as of today, crashes when I do the simplest actions. I operate on a late-2008 MBP which I've upgraded to ...
1
vote
0answers
213 views

When I upgrade from 10.12 to 10.13 High Sierra - where do incompatible items go?

Does the upgrade from macOS 10.12 Sierra to macOS 10.13 High Sierra remove any extensions, kernel extensions, Applications or settings that are known to be incompatible or disabled? I looked briefly ...
1
vote
0answers
21 views

What happens to things in SIP restricted folders when upgrading to 10.11?

What will happen to changes made to folders such as/System or /bin (full list here) when upgrading to El Capitan or Sierra?
1
vote
0answers
3k views

El Capitan installation fails, unable to boot from HD after reboot

I recently tried to upgrade from OS 10.6.8 to El Capitan OS on my ~'09 MacBook (using a install file downloaded from the app store) and, for whatever reason, it the installation failed. When I reboot ...
1
vote
0answers
657 views

MacBook Pro 13" is restarting after RAM upgrade

I have upgraded my MBP from 4GB (2x2GB) to 16GB (2x8GB) SO-DIMMs. After upgrading it keeps restarting continuously. Here is the new RAM detail: Kingston Mac Memory 8GB DDR3L-1600(PC3-12800) SO-DIMM 1....
1
vote
0answers
2k views

El Capitan update: This partition map modification would make a Windows partition unbootable

When trying to update to El Capitan (from Yosemite), I get the following error, and cannot proceed with the installation. This partition map modification would make a Windows partition unbootable ...
1
vote
0answers
67 views

Should I switch MacBook Pro?

A friend of mine gave me a MacBook Pro that is two generations newer than mine, but is of the lower configuration. Should I switch over to that? My current MacBook Pro is the early-2011 model with ...
1
vote
0answers
539 views

Highest capacity HDD compatible with late 2011 MacBook Pro optibay

What is the highest capacity hard drive model that would fit and work reliably in the optical bay of a 15" late 2011 MacBook Pro (MacBookPro8,2)? As far as I can tell, the issues at play are physical ...
1
vote
0answers
200 views

iPhone OTA update: How to get hidden space back?

I've downloaded iOS8 and updated to each version up to 8.1. However, the disk-space on my iPhone is shrinking and shrinking with this OTA update. Is there any way to get space back without having to ...
1
vote
0answers
10k views

iPhone 6 upgrade, restore missing photos?

I just upgrade to my iPhone 6. I first made backup (to iCloud) on my iPhone 5, then i restored it on the iPhone 6. Now all works well and everything is there, except all my photos. Anybody has a ...
1
vote
0answers
200 views

upgrade a triple boot with 10.6.8 to 10.9 - potential problems?

I was hoping to find a consensus of people who knew about the complications of upgrading from 10.6.8 to 10.9. I see on the App Store that 240 gave 10.9 1 star while 489 gave it 5 stars - so that is ...
1
vote
0answers
646 views

How to migrate and two-partition Bootcamp (1: system, 2: data) to a larger HDD OS X?

How to upgrade HDD to a larger one on the same Macbook, if I have: OS X Mountain Lion partition (Mac OS Extended) and two partitions for Windows 7 (NTFS): system (C:) and data (D:), installed via ...
1
vote
0answers
537 views

Getting homebrew upgrades to complete without link error interruptions?

Is there a way to invoke homebrew upgrades without having to handle errors manually? For example, when I run an update with: brew upgrade I get error messages like: Error: You must `brew link ...
1
vote
0answers
1k views

iphone 4 verizon cdma unlocked in india and uprgaded to newer version cydia not installed

I have an iPhone 4 (CDMA), bought it to India and unlocked unofficially by jailbreaking. Recently I upgraded to iOS 6.1.2, and now Cydia is missing. Everything else is working fine; I can make calls, ...
0
votes
0answers
42 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
23 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
304 views

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). ...
0
votes
0answers
54 views

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....
0
votes
0answers
295 views

How can I force MacPorts to upgrade all upgradeable ports that it can?

Suppose I have outdated Ports A, B, C, D, E, F and G. Suppose for simplicity that all of them are "requested". A has no dependencies. B directly depends on C and D and E. C directly depends on E ...
0
votes
0answers
492 views

OS X installer corrupt

I have recently done a clean reinstall of OS X to fix my corrupted drive and everything is fine running Mavericks. However, I have been trying to upgrade to Yosemite, first by downloading from App ...
0
votes
0answers
117 views

Upgrading OS X frees disk space — why?

I noticed that every time I upgrade OS X to a newer version, a significant amount of disk space (10-20 GB) is freed up. This applies both to minor (10.9.4 -> 10.9.5) and major (10.9 -> 10.10) ...
0
votes
0answers
716 views

Black Screen after installing RAM in MacBook (early 2008)

I've tried installing 2 x 2gb DDR2 PC2-6400 modules into an early 2008 MacBook. After installation the machine booted into a black screen, with no chime. I tried reseating the RAM, same problem. I ...
0
votes
0answers
350 views

How to upgrade iPhone 4 baseband *without* doing a Restore

I recently unlocked my AT&T iPhone 4. Before then, I was always preserving the baseband when doing jailbreaks. So my question now is this: How can I just upgrade the baseband to the one that ...
-1
votes
0answers
261 views

Upgrading from Snow Leopard to El Capitan: unable to select disk in installer

Description of the problem I am trying to upgrade my MacBook (7,1) from Snow Leopard (10.6.8) to El Capitan. I have obtained the El Capitan installer from the App Store, but when I run it I am unable ...