Questions tagged [upgrade]

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

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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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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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What features from Lion will be lost when upgrading to Mountain Lion?

I know Mountain Lion has some cool new features that Lion did not have, but will it overwrite any of Lion's functionality?
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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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Is it possible to restore individual app data (over iCloud)?

I am upgrading to a new iPhone 5 from an iPod touch, and I want a shiny new, fresh install. I would rather not restore the whole shebang from my tired old, disorganized, app-laden, settings-broken ...
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32gb of RAM on a 2011 or 2012 15/17-inch MacBook Pro using Crucial's 16gb single DIMMs

As far as I can tell, that appears to be the correct RAM for the MBP, correct? https://www.amazon.com/Crucial-Single-PC3L-12800-SODIMM-CT204864BF160B/dp/B0123BRIDK Has anyone tried this 32gb option ...
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Centralized update for third party apps

I kind of hate it when applications, which I start, at first search for updates. It's not the updates. Well I fire up an app because I want / need to use it (now). I liked the centralized, system wide ...
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Can we upgrade PowerPC Macs to OS X 10.7 now that 10.8 is out?

I know that 10.8 is out now, but we have older Macs that will not work under 10.8, as they do not have Intel processors. Can we still buy and get 10.7, which I believe will support older CPUs?
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Upgrade to iOS 9 Final from Public Beta?

I've been trying out iOS 9 Public Betas on my iPad and I'm pretty happy with it, but yesterday I got a prompt to update to v9.1 beta... Which is probably a bit too tender for my tastes :-) Anyhow I ...
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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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Will Mountain Lion run on an early 2008 MacBook White?

I know it isn't in Apple's list of supported Macs, but I want to know if anyone has tried it. Also, my Mac has 4GB of ram and plenty of disk space. It currently runs Lion.
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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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Is it a good idea to seal off the optical drive bay after installing a second HDD?

When installing a HDD instead of the SuperDrive: Does the bracket, which holds the HDD, seal off the optical drive slot in the unibody? If not, it seems that debris and dust could get in. (I guess ...
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How can I remove the Parallels icons from Launchpad in Lion?

I have Parallels Desktop 6 installed and after an upgrade to Lion I got a whole bunch of Windows app icons on Launchpad: They look ugly and don't have a remove button. They also don't exist in my ...
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How to stop Mac App Store from downloading macOS Sierra?

Today I've updated my 2011 15" MacBook Pro to macOS Sierra. After everything got updated, I've entered the Mac App Store in order to download Xcode. I saw in the "Apps Made by Apple" section the macOS ...
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Finding out if upgrading to a newer macOS version will cause issues?

I'm going to be upgrading my Macbook Pro (mid-2012 model) from its original OS X Lion 10.7 installation to a newer version of macOS. It looks like Apple will allow me to upgrade from Lion directly to ...
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How can I prevent iOS 7 from downloading to iOS 6 devices?

I would like to prevent devices from downloading iOS 7 while using networks we control. We have MDM capability and firewalls, but I'm not sure what the the minimal ports and destinations that should ...
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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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Mixing memory sizes

I'm looking at upgrading the memory in my mid-2011 iMac. Is there any problem with sticking in 2 4GB modules alongside the existing 2GB modules?
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iTunes shows App Updates Badge, but no updates are available

On my iTunes page, it is showing a 7 next to Apps to indicate I have 7 apps with available updates. When I click on the link to show available updates, regardless of which iTunes account I have, it ...
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Automate Yosemite Upgrade

I want to be able to launch the Yosemite Installer app from the Applications folder and install the upgrade with commands. When I look inside the InstallESD.img there are many PKG files, I am unsure ...
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Is it possible to update the preinstalled versions of both MySQL and PHP in OS X?

I'm running 10.6.4 and PHP reports itself as version 5.3.2 (5.3.3 is available) and mySQL reports version 5.1.45 (5.1.51 is available) I know they are minor releases but is it possible to easily ...
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Where are good places to buy RAM (memory) for a Mac?

What reputable stores exist for purchasing RAM for a Mac?
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Can the mid-2010 Macbook support more than 4GB of RAM?

I know of sites that sell 8GB sets for the MacBook. Apple states that they can have up to 4GB. One of my co-workers got her first gen MacBook to 6GB. Can anyone confirm that 8GB is recognized in last ...
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Why does Google Chrome mount and unmount a volume every few hours?

I'm assuming it's part of the 'check for updates' process, but does anyone know how this is controlled and what it's mounting and unmounting? I first discovered this behavior after updating Growl, ...
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Can I upgrade from Lion to Mavericks? Or must I upgrade to Mountain Lion, first?

I never bothered to upgrade my 2012 MacBook Air to Mountain Lion. Currently I am on Lion. Can I upgrade straight to Mavericks, or do I need to first upgrade to Mountain Lion and then to Mavericks?
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Mountain Lion installer doesnt start after reboot

I am currently trying to install Mountain Lion and everything was going fine until it was time to reboot. First I tried rebooting then it said i needed to close applications so I clicked the button ...
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Can you still download Yosemite? If not can I clean install Yosemite from a USB stick made for another machine?

I've got several computers that I manage. Last week just before the release of El Capitan I upgraded one of them to Yosemite; I now want to upgrade the rest to Yosemite (the reason I'm not going ...
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restoring ipod touch forces update

I have been trying to restore my 5th Generation Ipod touch from a backup which is stored on my computer. The restore process works fine, however after its' completion there is a white screen lock with ...
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How to improve old, slow iMac — new SSD? Or more RAM?

I have an old iMac for the kids: iMac 8,1 Core2 Duo with 3GB (2+1) RAM that was recently upgraded it to Mavericks 10.9 It's running quite slow; free RAM is always pretty low. Apps run "OK" once open; ...
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How to install Mountain Lion on a disk that cannot be formatted in recovery mode?

I'm trying to do a clean install of Mountain Lion but I'm not being able to format my partition. I previously had Lion, encrypted the disk, then upgraded to Mountain Lion, then booted into recovery ...
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Does performance degrade between iOS 3.1 and 4.1 for the iPod Touch 2nd gen?

I noticed a considerable performance degradation when updating to iOS 4.0; enough to downgrade back to 3.1.x. Has that issue been completely resolved in 4.1? Having to downgrade again would be a pain.
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Would upgrading to SSD solve my performance issues?

My MacBook Pro specifications are: Core2Duo 2.65 Ghz 4 GB RAM 320 GB HD Performance is killing me literally. Really long response time. Do you suggest to replace the Hard disk with SSD one ? Is ...
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Apache 2 `UserDir` problem in OS X Mountain Lion (10.8) Server after upgrade from Lion (10.7)

I had a Mac under OS X Lion. I upgrade it to Mountain Lion, and buy the OS X Server software in the AppStore. Since the beginning, I use the Apache version bundled in Mac OS, and it work fine. But ...
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Upgrading to new iPad, how can I get old settings and apps directly to new iPad?

I bought iPad 2 but it is very poor during lectures, very poor camera and storing A4 papers very imprecise. I have over 100 Apps, done all email settings and other things -- probably over 10 hours' ...
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Upgrade from 10.5.8 to Mountain Lion

Is it possible for me with a 2007 iMac running Leopard (2.16 Ghz Intel 2 Duo and 2 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM) to upgrade to Mountain Lion? If not, is there any later version I can upgrade to? If I can ...
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What is happening when my Mac is being optimized after an OS X update?

I have just updated to 10.9.2 and after the installation reboot this little message shows up: What exactly is happening in the background here?
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Can I restore an iPhone backup taken from a previous iOS version, or is there a better way to retain my data?

I just put orders in for a few new iPhone 4S upgrades for the wife and I but I'm not sure how to keep her data (app data mainly, the other essentials are synced with outlook). She has an iPhone 3G, ...
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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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Will Early 2009 iMac accept faster-than-spec RAM?

I am looking to upgrade the RAM on my Early 2009 iMac from 4GB to 8GB. According to the memory specifications it accepts PC3-8500 204-pin SO-DIMMs. However, will the iMac accept faster RAM (e.g. PC3-...
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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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Upgrade to High Sierra stalls/fails at “Calculating installation time“

I am trying to upgrade my 2015 MacBook Pro from Sierra to High Sierra. I downloaded the installer from the Mac app store and started it. The first slightly alarming sign was during a reboot about a ...
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I want to restore iPhone data that didn't get restored a few weeks ago, but don't want to lose data since then

I installed iOS 5 on my wife's iPhone 3GS about 3 weeks ago. When the process was over, she was missing her apps. I reinstalled these from the App Store via the Purchased section. However, she was ...
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How to can I upgrade Xcode 4.1 to 4.5.2 properly?

I'm trying to get Xcode up to date... but i think i have a little problem. I go in the Mac App Store. I find Xcode. I click on free button, it asks me to connect with my Apple-ID. Done. I get the "...
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Can you upgrade your iOS device on a computer that it is not synced to?

My wife never syncs her phone to her laptop, which I rarely have access to, but I would like upgrade the version of her phone's iOS when updates come out. Is it possible to plug her phone into my ...
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Will a MacBook7,1's SuperDrive work in a MacBook2,1?

A friend of mine has a MacBook2,1 mid 2007 with a dead Combo Drive (long story short, someone at the Apple Store put the wrong drive in), and I have a MacBook7,1 (mid 2010) that I tore down for parts. ...
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How do I install OS X Yosemite without a working Mac App Store application?

My installation of the Mac App Store on Mavericks is broken. What alternatives are there for installing the new OS?
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How to determine how much RAM I can put in my Mac Pro

I have a Mac Pro 4,1 (Dual 2.66Ghz, 6GB Ram). I want to increase the RAM, possibly adding 8GB to my existing 6GB. The RAM slots are used as follows: SLOT1: 1GB SLOT2: 1GB SLOT3: 1GB SLOT4: OPEN ...
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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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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 ...