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

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Does macOS install updates when you reboot if not explicitly allowed to?

On Windows, when updates are available, you are not allowed to reboot your computer without installing them which takes quite a long time. On my Mac, a normal update is available. If I reboot ...
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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 ...
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Upgrading Mac mini (Mid 2011) RAM

I've got a Mac mini (Mid 2011). It currently has 4 GB of RAM which I want to upgrade to 16 GB. I know that officially with these versions, only 8 GB is supported, but I've read from OWC Announces ...
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What causes a Mac to lose its serial number?

I upgrade my brand new late 2012 Mac Mini's drive to an SSD and changed the RAM. Now when looking up the serial number in "About this mac" or System Profiler it just says "System serial#" : The Mini ...
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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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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 ...
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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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How to down-clock RAM?

My Mac (Mid 2009- MacBookPro5,5) laptop installing OS 10.8.2. Currently, it is using 2 x 1GB (1066 Mhz). My friend gave me 2 x 2GB (1600 Mhz) of his 2012 Mac. After installing 2 x 2GB (1600 Mhz) on ...
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Failed to upgrade to OS X High Sierra with two non-descriptive errors

I've downloaded "Install macOS High Sierra.app" from the Apple App Store. On launching I get: "This copy of the Install macOS High Sierra.app application is damaged, and can‘t be used to install ...
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Can a 2018 MacBook Pro run macOS High Sierra 10.13 natively?

I really need to run macOS High Sierra 10.13 as my primary OS natively (not via virtualisation etc). Is it possible to downgrade a 2018 MacBookPro using a USB installer to macOS High Sierra 10.13 ? ...
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Can I use Kingston RAM in a MacBook Pro?

I have MacBook Pro 15-inch, early-2011. I want to upgrade my RAM from 4 GB (2+2) to 6 GB (2+4). Can I use Kingston RAM (Kingston 4GB DDR3 1333 Bus SOD)? Or is there specific RAM made for Macs?
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How to solve a catch 22 situation trying to upgrade an old 2009 mac mini to El Capitan with an AppleID created in 2019?

I had the chance to have in my hands an old mac mini from 2009. I turned it on, it works perfectly. Currently it runs Mac OS X 10.6.8. Now, I would like to try to upgrade it to a slightly newer ...
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Can I use one 8GB RAM module in place of two 4GB modules?

I have a MacBook Pro 13-inch, Mid 2012 and one of its RAM slots appears to have been damaged (The computer restarts when moved too much). So I can only have one RAM module in it. I was reading on ...
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My Finder is not responding and there are no documents on Desktop after downloading OS X Yosemite

I've just upgraded my Macbook Pro (15 inch, mid 2009) to OS X Yosemite and it is running slowly and my Finder is not responding at all and none of my documents are on my Desktop. I have tried taking ...
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Upgrade to an unsigned version of iOS - possible or not? [duplicate]

I have an iPhone 5s (A1453). It is currently running iOS 9.x. I need to upgrade it to iOS 11.x to perform testing of apps on this particular iOS version/device combination. I've read couple of ...
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Lost between two macOS versions after failed upgrade to macOS Mojave

I have no experience whatsoever with macOS (Linux user). I got an old mid 2012 13" MacBook Pro, which was running OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5. I tried to upgrade it to macOS Mojave, by launching Mac ...
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just upgraded iMac late 2015 ram from 12 GB to 28 GB and it became too slow to use

I had added an 8GB RAM along with existing 4GB when I purchased this iMac in 2016. For all this long it was running fine when lately I thought to add more RAM. So yesterday I added 2 more 8GB RAM ...
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Upgrade then restore, or the other way around?

I'm in a situation where I simply cannot upgrade my Mac – the installer says that my disk cannot be used as a startup disk. This probably has to do with me installing dual-boot partitions, but I'm not ...
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Macbook Pro upgrade advice

I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) and I'm told it's impossible to upgrade the RAM from the 8 GB 1867 MHz DDR3 that I have. However, I recently learned I could upgrade the 256GB ...
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Can not download el Capitan

I have an older Mac computer. Apple tells me it will run OS thru El Capitan. It is currently running snow leopard 10.6.8. When I open "http://iTunes.apple.com/app/os-x-el-capitan/id1147835433?mt=...
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Concerns re: upgrading to an OWC Aura Pro SSD on my 2015 Macbook Pro 15" retina

Looking to upgrade HD space on my 2015 MBP 15" — considering purchasing the OWC Aura Pro 1TB drive, but am quite wary of the many negative reviews I've seen surrounding it (overheating, battery issues,...
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How can I upgrade to any macOS version that is no longer available in the Apple app store?

I am using a Mac Mini (Late 2012) that is running macOS 10.9.5 (Mavericks). I avoided upgrading to macOS 10.10 (Yosemite) when it was first released because of all of the stability issues surrounding ...
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Transcend Jetdrive vs OWC Aura

I've just bought a used 2012-era MacBook Air (model MacBookAir5,2). I'm considering upgrading the SSD using a Transcend Jetdrive or an OWC Aura. Going by their specs, both devices are the same. ...
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what is the Update from iMac OS X 10.6.8 [duplicate]

When I go into my Apple Software Updates on my OS X 10.6.8 computer to update to OS X 10.9, the computer tells me that I do not have any new updates. How can I upgrade to OS X 10.9 if it does not ...
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How can I upgrade an old iMac from 10.6.8? [duplicate]

Model: iMac11,2 (Core i3-550, MC509LL/A) It was shipped with Snow Leopard 10.6.4, and I managed to update to 10.6.8 via Apple Software Update. After some research I found that this old iMac is ...
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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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My Mac is getting really slow, what should I do?

I bought a Mac (13", early 2011) almost 5 years ago. When I first got it, it was running under OS X 10.7 and it was pretty fast. I've being upgrading it ever since and it's now running under Mac OS X ...
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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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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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Which path to upgrade from Mac OS X 10.6 (10A432)?

In my "old" Mac mini I substituted the HDD with an SDD and added more RAM. I reinstalled Mac OS from the only CD I actually have, version 10.6 (I think it's Snow Leopard, has a version code '10A432'. ...
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How to ensure Time-Machine can rollback to a specific-date backup? (not deleting it)

I just upgraded from El Captain to Mojave and I have a Time Machine backup of the instant before starting the upgrade. I need to be able to eventually restore the previous operative system, but I am ...
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Aura Pro X SSD upgrade for MacBook Pro Mid 2014 issue

I have recently upgraded my MacBookPro with an OWC SSD after the original SSD crashed. I have not seen any issues with the system performance after performing the SMC & PRAM reset after the ...
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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 Mini (Late 2009) - Recommended OSX Version for it?

I have a Mac mini (Late 2009) (hw.model: Macmini3,1, 2 GB RAM) that I've got hooked on my TV primary as a "media consumption" device... but a while ago I updated it to: Mac-mini:~ javier$ sw_vers ...
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“The update failed to install” 10.14.3

My iMac is on 10.14.2. Every day I come to the office there is a popup on a black background The update was not installed successfully. You can try updating again in System Preferences after ...
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Upgrade mac pro 4.1 to 5.1 does not work (it just reboot normally)

In my quest to update my mac pro 2009 (4.1), I did encounter a roadblock, since the last OS that I can run on 4.1 is 10.11. Now; I found a method to flash the machine so it becomes a 5.1; which ...
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Procedure to Upgrade SSD without borking-up MS-Office License [duplicate]

I have upgraded a Macbook 500GB to a 128GB SSD. MS-Office 2011 detected the change and the licensing failed. I would like to avoid this problem in the future if at all possible. I would like to ...
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Can Mid 2010 Apple Macbook Pro 15" NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M graphics processor be Upgraded?

Can a NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M graphics processor with 256MB of GDDR3 memory on 2.4GHz and 2.53GHz configurations; or 512MB of GDDR3 memory on 2.66GHz configuration on a mid 2010 macbook pro be upgraded?...
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How to upgrade boot rom firmware without an original drive

I have a 2015 MacBook pro that I am in the process of refurbishing. I purchased it used and it was missing many parts (wifi card, IO board, SSD). I have replaced all of these parts and purchased an ...
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Installing modern OS X version on 2013 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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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 ...
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Internal SSD not found when installing macOS

I just upgraded my Mac Mini Late 2012 to an SSD. Now, I wanted to boot from my bootable USB and then install macOS to my SSD but it does not find the SSD when I want to select it. The SSD is from here....
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Is it possible to update an iOS device to a version older than the current version?

My question title probably sounds confusing, so allow me to explain... Let's say you have an iPhone 3GS that's still running iOS 5. Is it possible, today, to upgrade that device to iOS 6 (the latest ...
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iPhone upgraded to iOS 11 - retrieve log data from an old incompatible app called “Articles”

I mistakenly upgraded my iPhone to iOS 11.4.1, and my Wikipedia app called Articles, which I've been using for 8 years or so, is now no longer compatible. Does anyone know if there is a way to ...
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Make old snow Leopard MacBook safer

I have an old MacBook running Snow Leopard 10.6.8. Specs are 2.4 GHz Intel Core Duo, 2GB RAM. I bought it for my gf (now wife) around 2008 and we have not used it in the last couple of years. The OS ...
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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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I would like to upgrade my iMac 2017 4K Retina 21.5 inches

I read the answers for the post (How can I speed up my new (but slow) 2017 iMac?). Is the iMac still under warranty if internally upgraded (RAM & hard drive)? Is it possible to do it myself or I ...
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Black screen when using 4 ram sticks on brand new iMac 5K

I bought a 5K iMac 4 months ago, with the stock 8gb of ram. I bought an extra 2x4GB off Amazon (Crucial Ram). But then, it looks like I cannot use all 4 ram slots at the same time. The iMac won't even ...
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2011 iMac 27": cannot upgrade to latest OSX after replaced failing drive with blank new HDD. Nasty loop [duplicate]

Installed a new hard drive on a iMac 2011 27": old drive would not boot (node errors which FSK cannot fix). This faulty drive was running High Sierra before it stopped booting. Removed the old drive ...
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Download iOS updates using a File and not from iTunes or have to connect to Internet

According to this article, one can upgrade iOS using the following methods via Wireless via iTunes So, is it possible for user to download the iOS as a file (and not via iTunes) and later copy to ...