Questions tagged [upgrade]

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

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Macbook 7.1 (mid-2010): upgrade from 10.8 to 10.12

I've tried several times to update my Macbook 7.1 (Macbook white mid-2010, 4GB ram) from 10.8.5 to Sierra but the progress bar remains blocked after the first boot. When booting into Verbose mode, ...
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Can a standard user upgrade OSX versions or does it have to be an admin user?

I administer several macOS computers, which are a mixture of macOS 10.11.6 and macOS 10.13.6. 10.13.6 is the current maximum version of macOS we can go to without getting software compatibility ...
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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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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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iMac 27" late 2012 SSD upgrade

I'm the proud owner of an 27-inch iMac 2012 with high-end configuration, but the 1TB fusion drive keeps being the bottleneck. As my warranty has expired now, I want to upgrade the 128GB SSD to a ...
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OK to use higher RAM than Apple “allows” it? [duplicate]

I am looking to upgrade RAM on a MacBook mid-2010, Model A1342. According to apple, I can only upgrade up to 4GB of RAM (currently only has 2GB). I don't want to blow up the computer if I add 8GB of ...
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How to fix “macOS needs to repair your library to run applications” after High Sierra upgrade?

After upgrading to High Sierra, I'm getting this error message about 30-50 times a day: Is there any way to find out what is causing this error? Any ideas how to fix it?
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“macOS needs to repair your library” error loop on Mojave upgrade [duplicate]

I’ve been having trouble fixing the “macOS needs to repair your library” loop for the past couple of days and I’m running out of options. The message pops up over and over again, no matter what I do. ...
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Software Upgrade causes language change in Login screen and shutdown popup window

I am running MacOS 10.13.6. I upgrade Security Update 2018-003, Command line Tools (macOS High Sierra version 10.13) for Xcode, Safari to the latest version one day ago. The weird thing is even if the ...
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Installed Mojave, then my mac couldn't start the next day, now it asks to install Mojave again

From High Sierra, I was prompted to upgrade to Mojave; did that, successfully completed (I guess, no errors were reported or something, but I don't remember if I restarted my laptop at that point. ...
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High Sierra upgrade does nothing at all when opened

I downloaded the High Sierra upgrade a few weeks ago and have tried to launch it now and then since, but it does nothing. Not even report an error. The High Sierra icon with apparent stalled download ...
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How to upgrade to 10.13.3 with fusion drive on apfs

I installed High Sierra via the app store, the regular way. In the process the fusion drive of my mac mini was converted to apfs. I am still on 10.13.1, and wondered, why available upgrades did not ...
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Getting 3 beeps on restart after RAM install… is the RAM really bad?

I have a 2009 iMac and wanted to bump up the RAM to it's max capacity. I did a quick search and found that it is supposed to handle 8GB. I Bought 2 4GB sticks from Crucial (supposedly a good brand) ...
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macbook mid 2010 13" won't recognise ssd crucial mx200 HD 500gb placed in the optical drive

I have a macbook pro 13" mid 2009 2,26GHz with HDD 160gb. I recently replaced my optical drive with a crucial SSD 240GB and it works really good and it was quite an easy process. Now i am trying to do ...
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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 can I upgrade my MySQL 5.1 to MySQL 5.6, and migrate data

I previously installed MySQL 5.1 using the installer, since then created a number of users/databases, and now would like to upgrade to 5.6. What is the procedure to do so?
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Can I upgrade my MacBook Pro Mid 2010 to 8 or 16 GB RAM?

I was told that I could only upgrade to 4 GB. I read on your site that as of 2014 it’s possible to upgrade to 8 GB or 16 GB? Is this true and how do I do this? Specs: MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid ...
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How to cancel a macOS upgrade? (point release 10.12.x)

I was told to upgrade my Xcode 9 to 9.1 but when I tried it in App Store it says Xcode can’t be installed on “Macintosh HD” because macOS version 10.12.6 or later is required. But that is not the ...
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App store says I have recently updated High Sierra but appears I'm still on Mavericks?

Yesterday I downloaded and thought I installed Sierra after being told of the available update, spending more than an hour downloading and then restarting. I had to resign in to a few apps, e.g. ...
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Failed upgrade from macOS Sierra to High Sierra on late 2010 MacBook Pro 15"

I attempted to upgrade from macOS Sierra to High Sierra on my late 2010 MacBook Pro and it failed part way through the installation. On restarting it flashes a folder with a question mark on a white ...
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What is the CAS latency of the memory in a Mac Mini 2018?

I'm researching a memory upgrade for a 2018 Mac Mini (in advance of purchase). I thinking to buy it configured with the base 8GB and upgrade it to 32GB with aftermarket memory modules, at a savings of ...
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Where's iOS 4.2 image file?

On Apple Developers portal, under downloads I get this: Where are the iPhone 3G / 4 / iPad versions of the OS? As I had beta 2 on my iPad (I'm have a iOS developer account), and I want to update to ...
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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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Lion to El Capitan upgrade stuck on restart

I'm upgraded an late-2011 MacBook Pro from Lion to El Capitan. The install itself seemed to go fine. It got to the step where it restarts after the install and now it just hangs on this screen. I've ...
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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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Mojave install froze on “analytics”, successful force reboot- but did it miss anything?

When I was installing Mojave, the installer went up to the analytics page on which I disabled everything. Upon proceeding, the installer froze on the analytics page. I waited five minutes and force ...
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Is it possible to upgrade original iMac (1998) memory (RAM) to above 256 MB?

I am looking into buying myself an original iMac, and I want to mess with the older system a little bit. Also, is it even remotely possible to change the RAM in the system to being over 256 MB. I am ...
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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 ...
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Upgrade or replace early 2008 Mac Pro?

I have an early 2008 Mac Pro that I use for research involving a lot of statistical computing. Some of this requires a decent amount of memory (storing hundreds of thousands of iterations of ...
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Mac Pro processor upgrade, won't boot

I just upgraded my Mac Pro 4,1 (5,1 firmware) to dual X5690s. I was very careful and followed directions throughout the whole process. When I put the CPU tray back in, the computer wouldn't post. ...
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How can I find the date that I upgraded to High Sierra?

I have recently discovered that some background processes are no longer running. They appear to have stopped running around the time that I upgraded to High Sierra (~ 3 months ago). Is there ...
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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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PHP incredibly slow since upgrading macOS to 10.14 Mojave?

Since I upgraded my Mac to Mojave 10.14, I noticed PHP is incredibly slow. When I do this from the terminal: php -v It takes about 4-5 seconds before showing the version number, which is: PHP 7.1....
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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 ...
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How to make sure apps remain available after upgrading macOS?

I want to upgrade macOS on my father's Mac, as it's quite out of date (currently running Mac OS X 10.6.8). I understand how to back up files before upgrading, but what about apps? For example, he ...
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Black screen (no boot up) after upgrading RAM to 16GB on mid 2010 macbook pro

I have a mid-2010 (core2duo) macbook pro with 4GB (2x2) RAM. I bought 2x8GB RAM Crucial 8GB Single DDR3 1600 MT/s (PC3-12800) CL11 SODIMM to upgrade RAM to 16GB. Now after replacing these DIMMs my ...
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MacBook Pro 2011 SSD/RAM compatibilities and investments

I'm a graduating Computer Science student using a MacBook Pro early 2011, 2.3GHz Intel Core i5, RAM of 4GB 1333 MHz DDR3, and running at OSX Yosemite(10.10.2). I run memory and CPU intensive ...
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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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Upgrade to MacOS Mojave is stuck at calculating

I am downloading MacOS Mojave. The total size of the download is 6.02GB. Although 6.02GB is downloaded in app store the progress is stuck at calculating. Its been two hours like this. Please suggest ...
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finder won't launch after Mojave upgrade ( high system cpu )

it appears my finder will not launch after I upgraded to Mojave. It is always unresponsive. My system cpu load is constantly around 75% also. I am unable to relaunch it even if I do a force quit ...
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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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Using ARD to do mass upgrades?

I am trying to find a method of Upgrading many computers, for example to 10.10.x to 10.12.x . Is there a way of doing so using Apple Remote Desktop? Planning to update about 40 computers. I am able ...
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Why does my iPhone 7s keep losing Wi-Fi since I installed iOS12?

I can connect the phone to Wi-FI manually, but after several minutes, it loses the connection, and I have to restore it manually. This did not happen before I installed iOS 12.
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Is it worth upgrading to iOS 12 on an iPhone 5s

According to the WWDC 2018 Apple Keynote, iOS 12 will bring speed improvements with respect to its predecessors. However, I was wondering whether it is worthy to upgrade an iPhone 5s to iOS 12? In ...
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Cant install OS X Sierra: requires OS X Server update?

I have a late 2012 Mac Mini, whose compatibility with Sierra I have verified. The Mac Mini is currently on OS X El Capitan. I am trying to update it to Sierra and when I get to the step of selecting ...
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update my imac OS X 10.9.5 to OS sierra

i just installed macOS SIERRA which is 10.12 but nothing has changed it's still OS X 10.9.5 so how to upgrade to sierra
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Windows 10 Boot Camp on Mac mini Fusion Drive is running very slow. How to replace HDD / upgrade disk to SSD without reinstalling OS?

Hardware: - Mac mini (late 2014) - Core-i5 - 8GB Logical drive: - Fusion Drive 1,15TB Physical drives: - 128GB PCIe - 1000GB HDD Partitions and systems: - 250GB HFS+ macOS High Sierra - 850GB NTFS ...
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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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Not able to upgrade to iOS 12 from iOS12 Beta

Every 2 seconds I’m getting the notification above But when I go to the Software updates’ tab it says: Your software is up to date iOS Version: 12.0 (16A5365b) Model: iPhone 6Plus (64GB) ...
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Can I upgrade my Mid 2014 Mac SSD?

I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014) and would like to upgrade my SSD. I've searched online and haven't been able to find which type of SSD would work for this particular model. I've ...