Questions tagged [upgrade]

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

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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 ...
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Auto shutdown at night after High sierra upgrade

I upgraded to macOS High sierra and now my system shuts down automatically at night. This is quite annoying. I tried looking in System Preferences > Energy Saver > Schedule… settings but, there's no ...
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Restore OS after Harddrive upgrade

I planning to upgrade my 2010 MBP's Hadrdrive from 160GB to 500GB, I have alrerady lot of data on the existing disk, including Bootcamp partition. Could anyone suggest how to do I go ahead with ...
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Apple ID replaced with someone else's after iOS 6 upgrade (Security breach)

I just updated my iPad retina (3rd generation) with iOS 6 and now my Apple ID has been replaced with someone else's ID. And its not jailbroken either. How did someone manage to do that? This is a ...
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How can I download the installer for macOS Sierra 10.12? [duplicate]

I have a MacBook Pro running El Capitan that I need to upgrade to Sierra 10.12 (not High Sierra) for development reasons. I have previously upgraded my personal computer as follows: El Capitan -> ...
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How can I download Snow Leopard?

I am running a MacBook Pro on Mac OS X 10.5.8 I want to upgrade to Mountain Lion, but cannot download it as I do not have Snow Leopard. I cannot find Snow Leopard to download. Where might I get this?...
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Recommended way to back up a Macbook before upgrading its OS?

I'm planning on upgrading a friend's Macbook from OS X Leopard to OS X Snow Leopard. I think it's a good idea to backup all the data before upgrading the OS, in case something goes wrong. The problem ...
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Which OS is faster for my iMac Early 2009?

I just got a new iMac Early 2009. It's running Mac OS X 10.6.8. I was wondering which Mac OS X version it would be faster to run on since it cannot run the latest macOS. As a developer that is new to ...
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Reinstalled Mac OS X on my MacBook Air & now it won't let me install iMovie and iPhoto?

I get this weird error message after reinstalling Mac OS X on my Macbook Air These apps cannot be accepted by your Apple ID. These apps were recently assigned to another Apple ID, and they will ...
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iCloud for Windows can't upgrade, uninstall, or repair. How can I proceed?

Lately Apple Software Update has been popping up with a recommended upgrade to iCloud 5.0. (I am currently on 4.1.1.53, on Windows 10 with the Fall Update). Each time I attempt to upgrade, the ...
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Mavericks is slow with 2GB of RAM using Xcode 5, should I upgrade to 4GB or 8GB?

I have a 13 inch MacBook Pro from mid 2009 (5,5). It's really slow when I switch applications, I'm using Google Chrome, Xcode 5 (I already disabled "show live issues"), and not many other apps: Cog (...
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How to upgrade my browser on 10.6.8

These are the specs of my mac book, currently running Snow Leopard 10.6.8. I'm trying to upgrade my browser, as Gmail says it's out of date, and I can't access the playlist on amazon prime. I am not ...
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Are there any differences between MacPro4,1 2009 and MacPro5,1 2010 besides firmware?

I've noticed on many used MacPro listings that people have upgraded a MacPro4,1 (a.k.a. 2009) to a MacPro5,1 (a.k.a. 2010) simply by updating the firmware. From this, it appears that these machines ...
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Where can I download old iOS versions from Apple?

I need to test my app with older version of iOS and can't find exactly where to download them from Apple. Anybody know the adress?
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MacBook Pro does not go into sleep mode after upgrading to Yosemite

I have a MacBook Pro 13″ and after I had upgraded to Yosemite the device does't go in sleep mode when I want it (anything is disconnected from the device). I went to energy power savings to change my ...
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Want to increase spead and reponsiveness in older Mac

Current Information: Software: Mac OSX (10.5.8) Processor: 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Memory: 1 GB 800 MHz DDR2 SDRAM I want to get my computer moving faster, specifically around safari, itunes, ...
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Upgrade to macOS Sierra

Will my data on the Macbook Pro be destroyed if I upgrade to macOS Sierra from OS X El Capitan?
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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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Alternative Method to Acquire El Capitan Upgrade

Is there a way to acquire a copy of the El Capitan upgrade without downloading it first via the App Store, for example via a USB Drive? I know you can make a USB Drive after downloading El Capitan, ...
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How do people who recently bought a Macbook Pro get the free upgrade to Lion?

When I bought my Macbook Pro I was told that when Lion came out I could get the upgrade for free. How do I go about doing this? I've searched the Apple.com website extensively and can't find ...
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Will Lion X be downloadable for everyone? [duplicate]

I'm new to the Apple world. I was wondering if the update to Lion X will be free for users that has recently bought a new MacBook Pro (like me). If not, how much will it cost?
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iMac 27" 14,2 late 2013 CPU upgrade

I recently brought an iMac 27" 14,2 back to life after a CPU fault (which in itself was odd since I never seen a PC or Mac with a fried Intel CPU) and it runs pretty nice ... but on a Intel Core i3 ...
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OS Upgrade and Xcode Options for Mac mini

Got my first Mac, a Mac mini, that runs Yosemite. I wish to create apps for iOS including iOS 10 but looks like I need the latest version of Xcode for that (8.1) and Yosemite only seems to support 7.1....
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Is there any way I can update my iPhone SE from iOS 9 to iOS 10.3.3 today, since iOS 11.3 is already available? [duplicate]

I have iOS 9 on my iPhone SE. If I wanted to update it today to iOS 10.3.3, would it be possible? How? I'm asking it because the most recent version is 11.3 beta 6
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Upgrade from Leopard (10.5.8) to El Capitan (10.11) without passing through Snow Leopard (10.6.8)

I have an iMac(Early 2009) running Leopard (10.5.8). Now I want to upgrade my OS to El Capitan (10.11). The situation is this one: ✔ my iMac version is listed under the upgradable devices ✘ MacOSX ...
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How can I upgrade OS X.11 to OS X.12 when the App Store only offers OS X.13 [duplicate]

I have a Mac running the latest version of OS 10.12. I need to upgrade this Mac to the latest version of OS 10.12. Although the hardware will support OS 10.13, for other, important reasons I am not ...
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Mid-2012 MBP — put a 16GB SODIMM in one slot?

I have both a 9,1 and a 9,2 Mid-2012 13" MacBook Pros which have both failed. Having finally gotten both computers back from my daughter, the only thing that I can find wrong with either one is that ...
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Which encryption model (single-key, per-file-key) does APFS use after 10.13 upgrade

Based on Apple's developer documentation, APFS appears to support three models of disk encryption: No encryption Single-key encryption Multi-key encryption with per-file keys for file data and a ...
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Can I replace RAM or processor in new Mac mini?

Is it possible from technical point of view to replace/upgrade on my own RAM or processor in new Mac mini released today (assuming that I'll use compatible replacement)?
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What parts can you upgrade on a MacBook Pro?

If I buy a MacBook Pro, what parts can I upgrade later? Is it possible to upgrade to more memory? Is it possible to upgrade to another harddrive? e.g. to a newer SSD-drive? Anything else that is ...
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Upgrading to 32GB RAM for Mac mini Server (MD389LL/A)

I'm using a Mac mini Server (Late 2012) with 2,3 GHz Intel Core i7 processor and 16GB RAM. This type of processor (Intel® Core™ i7-3615QM) supports a max memory size of 32GB. Look at specification: ...
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Can I use 8GB 1666 MHz DDR3 on Macbook Pro Early 2011 15?

I want to upgrade my RAM of Macbook Pro Early 2011 15 inch. On apple website it says to use 1333 Mhz, unfortunately I cant find it in my local market , they are offereing 1666 Mhz of 8GB and saying ...
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quad boot MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014) — will 10.11.6 -> 10.12 affect boot/partitions/etc?

Possibly this question cannot be answered, or maybe it will be deemed an opinion...? But, I recently had a Windows 10 update that forced me to reinstall all 4 OSs and again set up the perfect balance ...
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Unknown email at iOS upgrade

When I upgraded from iOS4 to iOS5 an unknown email address showed up as a possible email for me to set as one of my email accounts. Did anyone else have this problem? If so, where did it come from?
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Can I upgrade my MacBookPro Model6.1 8GB (2x 4GB) to 16GB (2x 8GB)

I have a MacBook Pro mid 2010 Model 6.1 i7 17" with 8GB RAM inside. I want to upgrade to 16GB. I have seen that it should be possible on the model 7.1 but I have 6.1 Can I upgrade? Does it work on my ...
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Facebook Video Chat plugin no longer works on Mavericks

After upgrading my Mac OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard to OS X 10.9 Mavericks, I've encountered a minor problem. The video chat plugin of Facebook no longer works. On the Facebook chat box, the video chat ...
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How can I abort a High Sierra installation?

I am on Sierra now and I started High Sierra setup from the AppStore. I already opened the installer and passed all the steps and get "reboot to install" message. The issue is that I realized that I ...
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15" Macbook Pro: Radeon 555 or Radeon 560?

How different is Radeon 555 and Radeon 560 in the 15-inch Macbook Pro 2017? Are there any notable differences between the two?
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OSX Mavericks not downloading from Mac App Store (Lion)

I have OSX Lion 10.7.5 and am trying to download the new OSX Mavericks. There is free upgrade option in the Mac App store, which I click and it starts downloading on the launchpad. But when first ...
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Upgrading SSD on Macbook Pro Late 2013

I'm thinking to upgrade the ssd of my macbook pro 15 inc which is late of 2013. I haven't opened up the mac until now. But, as far as I see, ssd of the mac seems different like sliver. I think to buy ...
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brew couldn't upgrade after upgrade xcode 7.3.1 to 8.1

I upgraded xcode from 7.3.1 to 8.1 and also I update homebrew using [brew update]. after that I could use [brew upgrade]. It shown the following warning message Warning: You are using a pre-release ...
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Yosemite to El Capitan

MBP 13" Early 2015. Currently on Yosemite (10.10.5). Mostly for Metal, I am interested in now upgrading to El Capitan (10.11.x). I have no interest in moving to macOS Sierra at this time. Apparently ...
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Can't download Mavericks - I got a Mountain Lion CD, what to do?

This is the most silly question I'll ever ask, and I'm sorry for this. But doing the following: Step 1: https://itunes.apple.com/en/app/os-x-mavericks/id675248567 Step 2: http://www.apple.com/osx/...
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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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iOS 9.3.5 in iPad Mini 1 [closed]

I have a first-generation iPad mini (model MD529LL/A, A1432, 32GB) running iOS 8.4.1. I use it mostly for web browsing with Safari and Chrome, email with Gmail, reading PDFs with iBooks and Adobe ...
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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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Increase VRAM on Mac mini Late 2012

I would like to increase the VRAM in my Mac mini Late 2012. I read on a couple of websites that upgrading the RAM will increase the VRAM. However, I upgraded from 4 GB of RAM to 16 GB which did not ...
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MacBook Pro 7,1 OS X upgrade to Lion or Mavericks

I own a MacBook Pro 7,1 running Snow Leopard 10.6.8 and need to upgrade my operating system in order to allow my kids access Netflix as it says I need to update my browser. Apple software update says ...
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MacBook Pro Late 2011 worth upgrading? [closed]

I recently bought an MacBook Pro Late 2011 with an i7 2.2 GHz and 4 GB of RAM. I wanted to get started in some mobile development and learn how to work with macOS. So this was a good offer online. ...
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Upgrade system frameworks without upgrading OS

I am currently running macOS 10.10.2, but would like to be able to run the latest Ableton Live 10 which is built on macOS 10.11. When I directly run the executable I get errors referencing symbols ...