Questions tagged [upgrade]

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

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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 ...
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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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Apple Watch won't update to watchOS 7 (update couldn't be verified, your device is not connected to the internet)

iPhone 7 w/ iOS 14.1, Apple Watch Series 5 I've been trying for some weeks now to update my Apple Watch to watchOS 7. Every time I try to install, whether I initiate the installation from the Settings ...
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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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Is there a way to update from legacy iTunes 12.6.5.3, or to continue using it, to get iOS 13 compatibility?

I have the legacy iTunes 12.6.5.3 on my 2011 MacBook Pro running Sierra. I have an iPhone SE running iOS 10.3.3. I'd like to upgrade my iPhone SE to iOS 13. In iTunes, it shows that the update is ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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). ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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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iMac 2020 RAM upgrade not working

I recently purchased a new RAM module for my new 2020 iMac. I went with this model from Crucial since it seemed to fit the specifications from Apple's website: https://www.crucial.com/memory/eol_ddr4/...
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Which exact CPU models are used or can be used in the iMac Pro?

The iMac Pro's CPU is upgradable, but documentation on this seems scarce. I found out that the top end 18-core CPU is a Xeon W-2195. Which other CPUs are supported? I could try to find which Xeon-W ...
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Upgrading CPU in Mac Pro 5.1

I am planning to update my CPU on my Mac Pro 5.1 2010. As shown here the highest CPU I can get is the dual 6-core Xeon 3.46GHz. Now I wonder if this one I found here can be used straight away without ...
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Problem upgrading Mac Pro to macOS High Sierra

I have macOS El Capitan on my Mac Pro and I am trying to update my Mac Pro to macOS High Sierra so I can update it to Mojave since Mojave requires to have at least macOS High Sierra. But when I run ...
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Macbook pro missing the SSD after upgrading to 1TB

I have a MacBook Pro early 2013 A1398. I decided to upgrade the SSD from 250GB to 1TB using an adpater (M.2 NGFF M Key SSD to A1398). Everything was working fine and installed Catalina OS and all my ...
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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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using Notes app app simultaneously on Sierra and Catalina systems

My main system is on macOS Sierra. I'm testing macOS Catalina on an external startup disk to see how my old machine will handle the new OS (I know it's late, but...) On the Catalina test system I'm ...
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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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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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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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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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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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After upgrade to 10.15 Cataline /media folder is gone

Previously I had used /media to mount remote filesystems.. after upgrading today I find that the directory is gone and / is read only. Is there a workaround for this? The filesystem I had mounted ...
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iMac 4k 2017 3ghz - RAM upgrade experience (32G)

I have 4k (21,5") iMac 2017 with 3Ghz CPU. Already using thunderbolt external nvme ssd and now it is time to upgrade the RAM. (Yep, I know what needs to be done, no need to warn me.) I would like to ...
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Mojave upgrade being suggested on unsupported Mac

My mother has a 2008 iMac currently running El Capitan. Every now and then it pops up the notification suggesting that she upgrade to Mojave. But if you actually try to download Mojave from the App ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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). ...
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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 /...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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....
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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 ...
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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 ...