Questions tagged [upgrade]

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

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What is the advantage of upgrading to Catalina from High Sierra? [closed]

I am using High Sierra and debating if the upgrade to Catalina is worthwhile? I have upgraded Office to 64 bit but still have a few apps that are 32 that will not work. DVD,Mac Media Player are two ...
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Running 'brew upgrade' on a schedule [duplicate]

How can I run brew upgrade automatically on a daily schedule?
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Is it worth upgrading Macbook mid 2010 [closed]

I own a Macbook Pro Mid 2010 (Macbook 7,1) which has gone through several upgrades. Before any of the upgrades, the CPU fan was constantly noisy whenever running any application, making it impossible ...
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Catalina: Login Screen Freezes After Password Entry

iMac mid 2014 has been working fine for 5 years (well, sort of since I made the mistake of upgrading to Catalina). As of today: start the mac select a user from login screen enter password A few ...
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Can't Remove “Previous System”

I upgraded Yosemite to Catalina. Deleted "Previous System" folder. When emptying Trash the OS complains "item 'xxx' is in use". Rebooting doesn't help sudo rm -rf doesn't help rm -rf in Recovery ...
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When I click on Install App, nothing happens

I am trying to install Mavericks on my 2009 Macbook Pro running OS 10.7.5. When I click on Install App in the App Store, Mavericks doesn't install. Either nothing happens, or a spinner briefly ...
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To where is the Catalina installer saved?

I've downloaded Catalina using Mac App Store. Considering the size of several GB and how this worked with the Mojave update I expected an installer to appear in /Applications. It didn't. It's not ...
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OS X updater claims installation is successful, but new OS is not installed

I've got a Mac running 10.10.5 Yosemite, trying to upgrade to 10.11 El Capitan. When I run the installer, it claims installation requires 7 Mb of disk space, it installs some files, and ends with "...
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Is logic board from Macbook Air 11“ A1465 2015 compatible with Macbook Air 11” A1465 2014?

I am thinking about buying this logic board and putting into into my Early 2014 11" Macbook Air, which has much lower specs. Will it work?
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2009 4,1–5,1 Mac Pro Upgrade Only Shows 1066 on RAM. NVRAM Reset Didn't Work

So I just finished my 4,1–5,1 build. I installed a pair of X5675's along with two sticks of Samsung 16GB DDR3,4RX4 PC3-10600R 1333MHz 240-pin ECC REG Server Ram, for 32Gb. Trouble is, it's showing up ...
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Mac Pro 2020 upgradability - DDR5, ARM, Neural Engine?

Can the Mac Pro 2020 in the future be upgraded to replace/add these: DDR4 -> DDR5 Intel -> Arm ... -> Apple Neural Engine Or are they not compatible with the current Mac Pro design? They are all ...
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iPhone 6s nagged to update to 13.3, so I did but now I cannot use Whatsapp

Don't know where to start, did everything wrong. My frustation the last 24 hours: My iPhone 6s request me to update since a couple of months, so yesterday I thought let's do it. In summary: did not ...
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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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Can I solder more memory into my MacBook Air?

I love everything about my Macook Air except its very low maximum memory (and yes I bought it with the maximum available at the time). So I'm thinking "I know how to solder... how hard can it be?". ...
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Upgrading my Mac Pro 1,1 to run on El Capitan

I have the Mac Pro "Quad Core" 2.66 (Original): Model identifier: 1,1 Ram: 32 GB Graphics Card: GeForce 7300 GT Hard Drive: 750GB HDD Seagate I have the Mac Pro currently running Mac OS X Lion and ...
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Process “warmd” keep busy mac after upgrading to macOS 10.14.4

After upgrading my Mac mini to macOS Mojave 10.14.4, every time I restart the computer the process "warmd" keep busy CPU and hard disk for 10-15 minutes, with great "spooling" noise and slowing down ...
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How to resolve error where Mac is not configured in way compatible with macOS Catalina

I get the following when trying to install macOS Catalina (from High Sierra): I contacted Apple Support, reset my whole system to factory settings and yet I cannot update. it is MacBook Pro 2017 ...
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How to upgrade macOS minor update without updating Safari?

I want to upgrade to macOS 10.14.6 from 10.14.5 but keep Safari 12.1.1 intact instead of Safari 13, which I guess comes with it. Is there a way to upgrade macOS, but not Safari? macOS Mojave (...
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DIY replacement of DVD drive with an SSD?

I have a late 2011 15" MacBook Pro. It has a 750 GB HDD and I'm about to upgrade the RAM from 2x4 GB to 2 x 8 GB. I am looking for do-it-yourself resources/guides to either (depending on difficulty): ...
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Mac Pro 3.1 with GTX 770 won't boot

I was given a MacPro 2008 with 1 CPU, 1TB hard-drive, no wifi and 6GB of memory. I patched via DosDude1's patch tool so enable NVME. Current Specs: 2x4core 3.2Ghz. Wifi, 32GB of RAM, PCIe/NVMe ...
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Do MacBook pro 2013 late support Samsung 1TB 2280 NVMe M.2 SSD PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR?

Do MacBook pro 2013 late support Samsung 1TB 2280 NVMe M.2 SSD PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR ?
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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 ...
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How can I upgrade my firmware if I don't have macos installed?

I'm a Linux guru and have installed Windows 7 dual boot with ubuntu for my work computer but to be able to use all 8gb worth of ram I need to upgrade my firmware. Any ideas? I'm using a macbook A1342 ...
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Purchased Logic Pro X not showing up in updates

I purchased Logic Pro X on the app store. It's never showing in the updates, I just realised I still had the 10.3.1 version and I cannot update it to 10.4.6. I use Catalina, so the update should have ...
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App Compatibility doesn't work on iPhone 5c

The App Compatibility feature was designed by Apple to list the apps that won't work after a new update is released, and you can find it by accessing Settings > General > About > Applications. It's ...
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Current Version is: OS X el Capitan 10.11.6 What's Next?

I am using MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2011) the problem is I can't see any update to newer version on App Store! Can anyone here send me the link to update online or download updates to next version.....
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“macOS Catalina” could not be verified

I'm trying to upgrade my MBP 2018 to Catalina, but everytime I finished download it, the error pop up as below: I downloaded it almost 10 times, but no success
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How to upgrade SSD from HDD for my mac book pro

My mac book pro(13 inch mid 2012) has become very slow and I approached apple service centre they found out my HDD has become faulty and that's the reason , my laptop is very slow. Unfortunately HDD ...
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Cannot update macOS or format drive of Macbook Pro 2011

I have a MacBook Pro early 2011, 4 GB RAM, i7-Processor and Samsung SSD 500GB drive. I installed Windows 10 via DVD on a partition and macOS El Capitan on another partition. I want to update my macOS ...
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Will updating macOS from SL to El-Cap cause problems after disabling discrete GPU permanently from EFI (EFI mod and resistor removal)?

Currently on Macbook Pro 2011 17" 10.6.8 which was resurrected using the resistor-removal mod from "Realmacmods" as well as their EFI script. Would like to upgrade to El Capitan. Will i run into ...
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Macbook doesn't accept my password after update

I have upgraded my macbook from Mojave to Catalina. Upon rebooting after installation is complete, I entered my password to login, and it didn't accept my password. When I reboot my macbook, it ...
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App Store can't update an app

It just keeps giving the Update option, even after "updating" the app. Take a look at this video. Clicking the update button starts the process, but in the end, it reverts back to "update" instead of ...
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Where does the upgrade to macOS Catalina move root “/” directory files?

After updating to macOS Catalina, all the folders I had saved in the root directory, "/", were missing. I read that the system is now read-only, but didn't see a notice on where previous files have ...
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Catalina crashes whenever I open Safari, Chrome, Finder or other applications

Recently I have upgraded my Mac to Catalina, and it crashes whenever I open Safari, Chrome, Finder or other applications. I am not able to use any of my stuff and my laptop is lagging heavily. Even ...
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Upgrade iPhone to current iOS minor release versus going to the new major release version?

When updating my iPhone from settings the only option is iOS 13.X, however I am currently on 12.4.1 and want to simply go to the still current patch version 12.4.3 which came out just a few days ago. ...
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How to upgrade Safari from v11 to v12, not v13?

Currently Safari 13 is the latest version. I'm running Safari 11, but want to upgrade just to 12 (12.1). https://support.apple.com/downloads/safari only lists Safari 13. Is there any place where I ...
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Can Mid 2012 Macbook pro be upgraded using nvme ssd using an adapter

I'm looking to upgrade the storage on a 2012 macbook pro, and moving to an ssd. I know that I could just get a 2.5 inch drive in the optical drive bay, but I would rather keep the optical drive. Is ...
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Why is Xcode 11.2.1 not appearing in the App Store updates tab? [duplicate]

I use OS X and have Xcode 11.2. I tried to push an app to TestFlight and got a warning that I needed to upgrade to Xcode 11.2.1. Every time that I've upgraded Xcode in the past, I went to the Updates ...
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Is it safe to close the lid while an app (Xcode) is updating - during “installing” phase?

I have an early 2014 MacBook Air running Catalina (10.15 - 19A602). Updating Xcode always takes an inordinate amount of time, and it's usually the "installing" phase (looking at Launchpad) that takes ...
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Cannot upgrade FROM High Serra 10.13.6 to Mojave 10.14.6?

I am trying to upgrade Xcode from 10.1 to 11.0. Somewhere it says that I have to have iOS 10.14.6. (Currently my Mac is running High Sierra 10.13.6. And I have trouble to make Xcode 10.1 work with my ...
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Apple pulled Mojave 10.14.0 — Where can i get it? — 10.14.4,,,10.14.6 etc., are still available from Apple [duplicate]

I cannot upgrade to MOJAVE. After spending a lot of time searching through Apple's download site, I contacted Apple support and they told me that I cannot download Mojave 10.14.0. That version has ...
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Cannot upgrade iPad Air 2 from iOS 9 to iOS 13

I recently got hold of an iPad Air 2 that was sitting in a drawer. Had it recharged, seems to hold the charge. However it has iOS 9.3.1 and it says it cannot upgrade to 13 over the wire. It requires ...
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Can I in general upgrade to one of the latest MacOS but not the most latest one? [duplicate]

For example, on one Macbook, I have Mavericks. If I consider the Catalina too new and might not be too stable yet, can I choose and upgrade to either Mojave or High Sierra? (App store won't show ...
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What is the maximum capacity for a Time Capsule's hard drive? [duplicate]

I am thinking of buying a Time Capsule with a small hard drive and upgrading the drive to something larger. There is ample documentation on the web as to how to do it, but I am having a hard time ...
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Install of Catalina with bootcamp partition messing up

Problems are 1) I want to do it using internet recovery but it's prompting me to install Mojave despite doing option command r 2) I have a bootcamp partition that I don't want to delete. Which ...
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Confusion regarding Mac Pro graphic cards

I have an eraly 2008 Mac Pro 3,1 and I'm interested in upgrading its graphic capabilities. It currently has an ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT. I have looked online for compatible graphics cards but I'm ...
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macOS Catalina cannot be installed on Macintosh HD

I have MacBook Air (Early 2015) yet the installer says "macOS Catalina cannot be installed on Macintosh HD" when I try to upgrade from macOS Mojave (10.14.6). I have 8.7GB of disk space available. ...
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RAM stress test

I'm spec-ing a new MacBook Pro and want to know how much memory my workload requires. I'm doing my development work on a 2011 iMac with 16GB of RAM and want to know if I need that much memory for my ...
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MacOS is showing a badge notification on System Preferences. How can I make it disappear? [duplicate]

The badge notification is because it wants me to upgrade to Catalina. I never want to upgrade to Catalina because my hardware is too old to be run under any newer version of MacOS than I already have. ...
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Getting “unable to verify macOS” when upgrading to Catalina [duplicate]

I am using version 10.14.6 of macOS currently. When I try to upgrade to macOS Catalina using software update panel, I get this error every time. "unable to verify macos" MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2018) ...

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