Questions tagged [upgrade]

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

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brew openvpn-connect on macos fails to upgrade or remove

I installed openvpn-connect with brew install --cask openvpn-connect all good Today I run brew update; brew upgrade, there was an upgrade for openvpn-connect, the upgrade failed. I have since tried to ...
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How do I upgrade git on Mac OS X?

I have git on /usr/bin/git (I think was Xcode install) but it is 1.7.5.4 and I want to use the current version 1.7.7 Is there a way to uninstall that version and use the new one?
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What are my hardware upgrade options for a late 2009 iMac?

It is now July 2019 and I have this Late-2009 iMac. macOS High Sierra Version 10.13.6 iMac (27-inch, Late 2009) Processor: 3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Memory: 4 GB 1067 MHz DDR3 Graphics: ATI Radeon HD ...
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Upgrade of Python 3.9 with homebrew fails on High Sierra 10.13.6

I'm obligated to upgrade my python on my brew installation so that I can upgrade many other software packages. Every time brew tries to make python (does from source), it gets stuck on make for days, ...
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Updating OS X to NOT the latest version [duplicate]

I have a macbook that is running OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion); for various compatibility-related reasons I would like to upgrade the system, but not to El Capitan. Yosemite (OS X 10.10) would be dandy. ...
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Will Apple install 3rd-Party RAM into a 2018 Mac mini? [duplicate]

I've seen mixed answers regarding this, but I'm trying to do a RAM upgrade for my 2018 Mac mini, but I don't trust myself enough to do it properly. I would really prefer to take it to Apple and have ...
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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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iOS 14.4.1 upgrading many (but not all) apps, re-downloading old ones; why?

I just upgraded from iOS 14.4(?) to iOS 14.4.1 on my iPhone 8 and I'm somewhat in a state of shock because it seems very many of my apps are being re-downloaded. Many apps that I have removed in the ...
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RAM Upgrade on 2018 Mac mini

I just purchased 64GB of RAM that's compatible with my 2018 Mac mini, but in no way shape or form do I trust myself enough to make the installation myself. I called my local Apple Store to see if they ...
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User home *apparently* scracthed after Big Sur update

After a Big Sur update (to 11.2.3) and the usual multiple reboots, when I was able to log into my account I discovered that the whole user folder was apparently scratched away and recreated as if it ...
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What's the best way to update Homebrew when upgrading macOS?

I'm just about to finally update my MacBook Pro to macOS Mojave, hoping that the issues have all been resolved. But when I got this new machine I changed from using MacPorts to using Homebrew. When I ...
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Macbook pro 2017 Internal SSD not recognized

I wanted to upgrade my internal SSD from my Macbook Pro 2017 256GB to a 1TB SSD I found online. I bought it from Aliexpress and seemed genuine. The fact is that my computer does not recognize it IN ...
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OSX Yosemite Failed Download

I'm trying to install OSX Yosemite. I start the download from the app store and it sit and thinks for 40 minutes or so and then gives me the following error: Yosemite Failed to Download Please visit ...
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Is my Mac compatible with Big Sur?

I have a MacBook Air (13-inch, 2017) with 8GB of RAM and a 250GB hard drive (84GB remaining). I have been stung in the past with macOS upgrades affecting the performance of previous computers, so I'm ...
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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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What is the latest OS to which I can upgrade an early 2015 MacBook Air running Sierra (10.12)?

My daughter has an Early 2015 MacBook Air running Sierra 10.12. In addition, she has Office 2011 installed on it as well (used through her GCSE's and A'Levels). We now need to upgrade Office, but ...
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Major High Sierra - iOS-14 sync issues

Everything went well when I upgraded from iOS 12 to iOS 13, except that some iOS-macOS High Sierra synchronizations stopped working, or stopped working in full capacity. Before upgrading to iOS 14, I'...
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How to upgrade Homebrew itself (not softwares/formulas installed by it) on macOS 10.12.3?

I have homebrew installed long before the OS is upgraded a few times to 10.12.3. Now that $ brew --version Homebrew 0.9.9 (git revision 080c; last commit 2016-08-11) Homebrew/homebrew-core (git ...
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roll back OS X app versions without full system install

I had to roll back my OS X version, and ended up with High Sierra (factory install, then some security updates). But when I imported my settings from Time Machine, I managed to end up with numerous ...
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How to permanently skip a package dependency installation in Brew

How can I make Brew skip attempting to install Python@3.9 during brew upgrade? I have Python@3.8.7 already set globally. BACKGROUND: I'm running High Sierra 10.13.6, and at this time, Brew is ...
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Upgrading SSD in 2015 MacBook Pro

I haven't been able to find the solution to my issue anywhere, so here goes: I have a 15" MacBook Pro (mid 2015) and it's at all points a great device, with the only drawback being low storage (I ...
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What is the latest model Macbook Pro that has user-serviceable RAM and/or SDD?

Since roughly 2016, all Macbook Pros have been non-upgradeable. What is the latest model Macbook Pro that has user-serviceable RAM and/or SDD?
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Fresh install Big Sur without deleting a partition

Can I create a partition and store files I want to keep there, then do a fresh install to upgrade to Big Sur, or will the fresh install delete all partitions?
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Upgrading MacBook Pro mid-2009 RAM

I'm trying to upgrade my MacBook's RAM to 8GB (2x4 GB), but somehow when I install the new cards I got the 3 beeps + 5 seconds pause. The 4GB cards were already working in another early 2011 MacBook. ...
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Big Sur 11.2 upgrade stuck in boot screen

My Mid 2014 MBP decided to install 11.2 Big Sur update yesterday evening. After rebooting, it stuck in the boot screen. Left it there overnight but nothing changed. Then I force-powered off it and ...
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Is there a technical reason not to upgrade a MacBook's RAM past its listed maximum?

According to this page, Macbooks are expandable to memories larger (and, in one case, faster) than those released by Apple. Search for "expandable" in that page to see the many cases. But Apple is ...
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Since updating to Big Sur Mail.app search *of any kind* is not working [duplicate]

I simply do not get the "All Mailboxes" mailbox icon in the mailbox panel of OSX. I followed the directions here: https://www.macobserver.com/tips/how-to/fixing-broken-mail-search-macos/ So ...
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32gb of RAM on a 2011 or 2012 15/17-inch MacBook Pro using Crucial's 16gb single DIMMs

As far as I can tell, that appears to be the correct RAM for the MBP, correct? https://www.amazon.com/Crucial-Single-PC3L-12800-SODIMM-CT204864BF160B/dp/B0123BRIDK Has anyone tried this 32gb option ...
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Login screen will not show list of users

After I upgraded from Catalina to Big Sur 11.2 on a 2019 iMac, the login screen no longer displays my username but instead the Username and Password prompts. I have List of users selected in Users &...
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Where to force Catalina upgrade and not Big sur upgrade from Mojave? [duplicate]

The current link from Apple Support article is not working. Apple try to force us to upgrade to Big Sur everywhere. Where do we find the Catalina upgrade link ? Thanks
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Can I upgrade the SSD drive in Mac Mini M1?

Can people buy 256 SSD Mac Mini M1 and upgrade it later, or can't upgrade it like memory?
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Upgraded from Mavericks 10.9.5 to Yosemite 10.10.3. Permissions are all messed up

If I try to move things to external hard drives I am asked for my admin password. If I try to move things in or out of the Applications folder I am asked for my password. I am asked for my password ...
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Upgrade Macbook air OS X Yosemite

I am trying to install Skype for business and Microsoft office on my MacBook Air 2015. but need to update to macOS 10.11 for this. I don't have any installation updates pending, how can I upgrade?
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Help choose a better upgrade for my MacBook5,2

I recently got a 2009 macbook 5,2 as a gift from my uncle. When I tried to install MAMP it says i need to upgrade my OS. What will be best option for my mac. I am very new to these mac things & I ...
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Is a copy of /Library and ~/. sufficient for a clean install?

The title says it all. After too many OS X and now macOS upgrades-in-place, my disk is cluttered with too much history. There is also the occasional small but unnerving issue that may just be ...
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Is it safer to upgrade Yosemite to Big Sur by upgrading to Catalina first?

My Macbook (just) qualifies as supported for Big Sur and is running Yosemite 10.10.5 (OK, I'm a little slack with upgrading). I have completed a full backup to external drive. The doc says: Upgrading ...
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How to update iOS on iPad 4?

My iPad isn't updating its iOS version (10.3.4). How do I fix this? My iPad is the iPad 4 (doesn't show option to update).
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Upgrading High Sierra to Catalina on 2016 MBP using local webserver

In the past colleagues (and I) believed it was often a bad idea to install newer OSs on older Macs. I get the feeling that has changed, and that putting Catalina on my 2016 MacBook Pro shouldn't be a ...
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Upgrading to High Sierra or newer on 2013 MacBook Air with external SSD and missing OEM internal SSD

Background: I have a mid-2013 MBA I was given a couple of years ago without its SSD. I used it with an external USB 3.0 HD and upgraded the OS each new version up to Sierra, but could never get High ...
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This version of macOS 10.12.6 cannot be installed on this computer

How can I update my Mac from 10.11.6 to 10.12? I got a link to install Sierra. When I click on download it says it can't be installed on the Mac version I am using now.
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Yosemite upgrade frozen, what should I do?

I'm trying to upgrade a Macbook Pro to Yosemite. It downloaded everything just fine, restarted the machine into the installer process. That went just fine until it just stopped. It's on the "...
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How did Apple re-install everything in a clean Big Sur install, without access to backups?

Okay, Apple are really starting to freak me out (I don't use them much). Here's the timeline of my story: My daughter's MacBook Air (2017-ish) that she needs for school would not update to Big Sur ...
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Are macos Mojave Security Updates Cumulative?

I had upgraded to macOS Mojave on April 2020 and am still on it. The Software Installations list on System Information lists the following security updates installed: Security Update 2020-002 ...
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HP Deskjet driver for Big Sur - OS X 11.0.1 [duplicate]

I recently upgraded my MacBook Air from Catalina to Big Sur. Following the upgrade my ancient HP Deskjet F380 printer no longer works. When I try to use it I get various popups like this one I've ...
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Not receiving verification code while trying to sign into iCloud and Apple Store

Decided to reset the Macbook. Got MacOS 10.8.5 installed. Trying to update to Mojave (10.14.6) from the link here - https://support.apple.com/HT211683, as upgrading directly to latest not supported ...
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Upgrading from Mojave 10.14.3 to Mojave 10.14.6 (or at most Catalina), but not to Big Sur?

I have a MacBook Pro (early 2015) with MacOS Mojave 10.14.3, Safari 12.0.3 and XCode 10.3. The webpage I want to remote debug is opened in Safari on an iPhone SE with iOS 14.2. The answers I got on ...
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Big Sur update keeps failing when downloading [duplicate]

I am trying to update my Macbook Air 13'' 2017. When I first tried it, it failed. When I tried it again, the progress bar would quickly progress to 713 MB, wait there for a while. Then it continues to ...
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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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Upgrading RAM with 2 different memory modules

I have recently upgraded the RAM of my Macbook Pro mid 2012 which initially has 2GB & 2GB in the slots to 2GB & 8GB. Now, I have a 10GB RAM in it. After a day of upgrading, I noticed that the ...
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Upgrading RAM, iMac 27'' 2019: Is it better to mix Apple/Crucial modules, or substitute all old modules with new ones?

In an ideal situation, if money is not an issue, what is a better option? I have an iMac 27" 2019, with 2x16 GB RAM original modules from Apple (2 slots occupied, 2 slots empty). Using the "...

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