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

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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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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I want to upgrade macOS on my father's Mac, as it's quite out of date (currently running Mac OS X 10.6.8).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 ...
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Why would 2 sticks of 2GB RAM not work together, but work individually in my Macbook?

I have an older Macbook, specifically this model, and when I am upgrading the standard 1GB that it came with. I bought DDR2 667 PNY Memory - 2 X 2GB. According to those specs, my unit can manage 4GB. ...
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Cannot update from OS X 10.11 to 10.11.1 - Stuck in loop

On 2014 iMac, OS X El Capitan 10.11... In App store, I select [Update] for OS X El Capitan Update 10.11.1 The option to restart is displayed. I select it. Then the message "Available updates have ...
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Can I upgrade the SSD on the Early 2015 13" Macbook Pro?

I do not want to go to Apple to upgrade the SSD on my macbook pro 12,1. Is there a third-party SSD that would work with my Macbook Pro? I currently have the 128GB model, and it is running out of space....
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Mac Freeze and Screen Goes Weird After RAM Upgrade

I've a MacBook Pro. I upgraded it's RAMs to 16 GB of 1600MHz(two 8 GB modules). Even though Apple suggests a maximum of 8GB, everymac.com's tests yield that it supports 16GB. And it did. After the ...
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Boot Camp Partition Unavailable After Windows 10 Upgrade

I have a simple problem for you today. I have been using Boot Camp with my Mac Mini for about two years and now, after upgrade from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10, the Boot Camp partition doesn't seem to ...
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Mid 2012 Macbook Air - upgrade RAM from 4Gb?

I’ve got a Mid-2012 Macbook Air that I changed out the SSD to 256Gb using the OWC Aura product. No problems at all – but it still only has 4Gb of ram and sucks it up pretty quickly now I have ...
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What exactly do I get when I purchase an older version of Mac OS X?

I recently acquired an older iMac 5,1 with 3 GB RAM, currently running Mac OS X 10.6.8, and from what I can gather online it is able to run "Mac OS X 10.7.5 Lion". I found that it is available for ...
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iMac 27" Late 2015 - what ram to buy?

I'm waiting for my iMac 27" late 2015 4.0ghz i7 to arrive and I'm looking to buy a 32gb kit to upgrade. I've been browsing for an hour and I can't find any specific buyer guides or websites that sell ...
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Understanding which RAM chips are compatible with a Mac

I'm upgrading an eMac to 1 GB RAM (2 x 512 MB). A dude is selling the following chips, but I don't know what CL3, CL2.5, SDRAM, SDCL3, 168P and DIMM means. Could someone please explain what these ...
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What is the maximum amount of RAM a 2011 MacBook Pro can utilize?

I know macs can be picky about how much their max memory capacity is, so what is the maximum RAM I can install in my two available memory slots? Model: Early 2011 MacBook Pro 13-inch 2.3GHz dual-...
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iTunes “Check for Update” button puts up a dialog box asking for a file

This is on Snow Leopard. When I plug in my iPhone or iPad into iTunes and click the "Check for update" button, it puts up a dialog box asking me to choose a file. This is supposed to happen if you ...
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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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How can I install the newest EFI firmware upgrade from El Capitan?

I've got an early 2011 MacBook Pro (8,1) and I am trying to install the newest EFI firmware upgrade, however it only supports 10.8.5 and 10.9.5. Unfortunately I have no clue as to what the best ...
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How to enable journaling to be able to upgrade to El Capitan?

I cannot update my MacBook Pro 13-inch Mid 2012 to El Capitan and it is driving me crazy. At the moment I'm using OS X 10.8.5 and everything on my laptop is going slow etc. I have however missed 2 ...
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Solder new RAM in a 2015 Retina MacBook Pro [duplicate]

I know that the new rMBPs have no "user-serviceable" RAM. But is it possible to solder a new RAM chip onto a 2015 rMBP? Given that the technician doing this is able to install the new chip without ...
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Pip wont update

Hi I am trying to update pip and receiving this error: egts-iMac-3:~ egt$ pip install -U pip You are using pip version 6.1.1, however version 10.0.1 is available. You should consider upgrading via ...
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Upgrading Memory, HD, and Processor on a MacBook2,1

I recently got a MacBook2,1 as a gift and I'm looking to upgrade the memory, hd, and processor. Currently it is a MacBook2,1 with an Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz processor, 2GB of RAM, and about 200GB of HD ...
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Why do macOS/iOS upgrades take so long?

Even on an iMac Pro, it still takes some time (maybe 15 minutes) to upgrade the OS (after everything is downloaded). During this time, I can't use the computer. Why is that? What is it actually doing?...
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How to upgrade from OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 to macOS Sierra 10.12.6

I have OS X El Capitan Version 10.11.6 installed and want to upgrade to macOS Sierra 10.12.6 I have downloaded macOS Sierra version 10.13 I have .dmg file of macOS Sierra 10.12.6 but when I am going ...
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2013 Mac Pro RAM upgrade not much faster

I have a 2013 Mac Pro 10.10.2 running on Yosemite. I upgraded the RAM to 64GB(4X16) and it doesn't seem to be much faster while processing FCPX files. Are there any settings I can check to ensure it's ...
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Can i swap memory modules between mac

I have 3 mac's Mac Mini 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo , 2GB 1067 MHz DDR3, Macbook pro (15", Early 2011), 2GHz Core i7, 4GB 1333 MHz DDR3 Macbook Air (13" Mid 2012), 2GHz Core i7, 8GB 1600 MHz DDR3 Is it ...
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Upgrading my Mac: Will it increase performance?

I have a macbook pro 13" 5,5 late 2009 edition, I use it all the time for taking notes and research at college etc. but I also use it to record music for my band and occasionally I play games on it. 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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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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Upgrade from Mac OS 10.6.8 doesnt work

I have a MacBook Pro on OS 10.6.8 I have tried to upgrade to the current OS. The download appears to work fine, but when I select restart to install, the Mac starts to shut down, then just hangs. I ...
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“This update is restricted” error when upgrading my system to High Sierra

I uninstalled Symantec from my work computer about a year ago but now that I am trying to upgrade it to High Sierra, I get this blocker: How do I get rid of this?
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Do I need to go through all Mac OS upgrades?

I right now have macOS Sierra, and want to upgrade to the latest Mac OS. Do I need to install high Sierra first? Also, how do I get the upgrade offline files? And how do I install these?
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Can I add different size RAMs to iMac 5K?

I have an iMac Retina 5K (27-inch, Late 2014) with 8 GB of RAM (2 * 4 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 memory modules). There are 2 memory slots free/available, and I want to add RAM to these two slots. My question ...
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SSD upgrade for 15" MacBookPro2,2?

I'd like to upgrade my old MacBookPro2,2 with something like a 120 GB Samsung 840 Basic SSD. Does that make sense?
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Whatsapp Notification does not display contact name [duplicate]

The problem I’m experiencing is that contact names do not appear on whatsapp notifications (locked and unlocked). For example, if I get a message from Dad, whatsapp only displays the whatsapp logo and ...
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Does Garageband update with High Sierra updates

I am running Mavericks om my Mac and using Garageband 10.1.2 . I want to update my computer to MacOS High Sierra, but I do not want to change my Garageband version Does Garageband get updated along ...
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What is the latest version of OS X that I can run on a Black MacBook 4,1 (Early 2008 model?)

I would like to run OS X El Capitan on an older, black MacBook 4,1 (Early 2008 model with 2GB of RAM). However, after looking at the El Capitan specifications, it appears that OS X 10.11 requires at ...
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I bought “ECC” ram for my MacPro1,1 but system reports only shows FB-DIMM

I have an old Mac Pro I decided to upgrade. I found a company on eBay selling "16GB 4X4GB DDR2 MEMORY RAM PC2-5300F 667MHz ECC FB-DIMM" for a good price so I bought two units (32GB total). (Kingston ...