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add more RAM or time to get a new computer [closed]

I use a Mac Pro with dual 2.4 Ghz quad-core Xeon processors. The machine has 6 GB of DDR2-667 RAM and two 500 GB drives in RAID 0. I am running OSX Snow Leopard because newer versions of OSX are not ...
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How to upgrade from OS X 10.6.8 to Mountain Lion?

My Mac died and I needed to reinstall. I tried to restore from my Time Machine backup, but that also crashes for me (no idea why). So I've reinstalled OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) and ran all the updates, ...
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Can I Run XCode 4.3.X without OSX 10.7 Lion?

I cannot upgrade my Macbook to OSX 10.7 (Lion) but would like to have XCode 4.3 as I am now running iOS 5.1 and will soon be looking at iOS 6 ... and XCode 4.2 does not allow me to work with iOS 5.1 ...
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What settings do I use for Carbon Copy Cloner if I want everything exactly the same on my new SSD?

I am upgrading from a hard drive to an SSD and looking at Carbon Copy Cloner 3.4.5. However I am uncertain what settings I should use as far as handling data already on the destination. Essentially I ...
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Cannot upgrade to Lion using DVD

When I first setup my MBP on 10.6 I made a lot of newb mistakes, and was unable to get Ruby on Rails to install, amongst a lot of other things. Because of this, I decided to backup everything on to a ...
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How can I tell if my mac needs more memory?

In windows xp it was obvious: if the memory used regularly exceeded the physical memory, it was time to put some more in What's the deal with the mac? I read this and am none the wiser
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Mac OS X can't be installed on this computer - strange error from boot - install of Snow Leopard

I have an "Intel Core 2 Duo, 1GB RAM" Mac mini. I am trying to install Mac OS X Snow Leopard. Currently the Mac mini is running Mac OS X Leopard v10.5.8. While Installing Snow Leopard 10.6.4 from an ...
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How to check hardware compatibility for Mac Mini before upgrading to Snow Leopard?

I am using a Mac Mini (having a light white logo – an older Mac Mini model). It is using Leopard 10.5.8. I want to upgrade to 10.6.8. I want to check is it possible to install? If it is possible, ...
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Cannot upgrade Leopard to Snow Leopard with installation DVD

I'm on a Quad-Core Intel Xeon Mac Pro. I did all the upgrades for Leopard and currently running at 10.5.8. I purchased the Snow Leopard 10.6.3 version installation DVD but it doesn't let me upgrade. ...
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How to upgrade MBP harddrive without reinstalling OS?

Recently I purchased the 500GB harddrive to upgrade my 2010 MBP, when I installed the new harddrive, I did not find my Mac OSX install disk! (I guess I lost it). Is there a way I can upgrade to new ...
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Do 4th Generation Macbooks need to have matching brands of RAM?

I've been trying to replace the RAM in my 4.1 Macbook (circa 2007-2008). It's one of the black plastic ones running Snow Leopard. Original specs: 2GB RAM 250GB HardDrive It's always been a great ...
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Install mac os x [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Mac installation disk Installing Mac OS X with a different disc My friend jus bought a new mac book pro and installed with snow leopard. Is that possible i use her OS ...
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Upgrade Mac OS 10.5.8 to Snow Leopard

I have a Macbook which is approx. 4 yrs old and I am now running OS 10.5.8. How can I upgrade to Snow Leopard? I need to to run Quickbooks 11.
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Upgrade MacBook running 10.4.11 to 10.6

I have a macBook running 10.4.11, I want to do some IPhone development so I think that I need to upgrade to 10.6. On the apple store there are two products that claim to upgrade you to snow lepard ...
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How to upgrade from Mac OS X v10.5.8 to 10.6.4?

How do I upgrade from Mac OS X v10.5.8 to 10.6.4 ? I have a Mac mini with Mac OS X v10.5.8. Now I want to upgrade it to Mac OS X v10.6.4. How can I do that? Do I really need an original Mac OS X ...
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Snow leopard upgrade problem

I'm running a MacBook Pro 2GHz with silver keys. Yesterday, I upgraded the RAM to the maximum 2GB and everything seemed happy on Mac OS X 10.4. Today, I upgraded to Mac OS X 10.6. Because I have a ...
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Can I upgrade my MacBook Pro which has Leopard Mac OS X 10.5.8 to Snow Leopard 10.6.2?

I have a MacBook Pro which has Leopard Mac OS X 10.5.8 and i want to upgrade this to Snow Leopard 10.6.2. Is it possible? If yes then give me some guidelines.
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How do I upgrade from Mac 10.5.8 to 10.6.4

I would like to upgrade my iMac which is running now 10.5.8 to 10.6.4 Can somebody point me to some articles discussing about Mac upgrades?
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Intel 1.83 Mac Mini upgraded to 1.5 gig for Snow Leopard

Even though I've upgraded countless video cards, RAM, harddrives, motherboards in PCs... this will be my first mac mini RAM upgrade. I've watched the classic "putty knife" video. (Absurd method... ...
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Trouble upgrading OS X, because HD doesn't use GUID Partition Table Scheme

I have a MacBook with Mac OS X 10.5 which I'm trying to upgrade to 10.6. When I run the upgrade 'install' I quickly get to a page where I am supposed to 'Select the disk where you want to install Mac ...
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The cleaner way to upgrading a Mac

This page list a way to do a clean install of Snow Leopard without losing any of your settings. This sounds pretty darn good since my mac did get a bit slower over time. The method basically ...
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Format & Fresh Install Mac OS X Snow Leopard on Mac mini

I have purchased a DVD of Snow Leopard (Mac OS X 10.6.2) I purchased a Mac mini with Leopard (Mac OS X 10.5.7) I tried to install Mac OS X 10.6.2 Everything went perfectly. System was installed ...
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Snow Leopard upgrade is slow, I have 3 possible solutions, which would you recommend?

About two weeks ago I upgraded from the latest OSX Tiger to Snow Leopard using the $29 upgrade disc, and the first day everything seemed good. Now my imac has slowed significantly if I have multiple ...
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How to fix iCal wrong date after snow leopard upgrade? [closed]

I searched google everywhere but could not find a fix for that annoying bug. This video shows exactly what happens: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsie6lN0p8o Removing from the doc and re-adding ...
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Require Reinstalling programs when Upgrade from Mac OS X 10.5.8 to Snow Leopard?

So, when I upgrade to Snow Leopard from 10.5.8, do I need to reinstall all programes (especially the paid ones, like Adobe)? Or the programs will automatically migrate to the new OS?
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Upgrading to Snow Leopard without an Optical Drive

So I have carefully read Josh's answers on question 35108, Upgrade to Snow Leopard Without a CD Drive But when I am in Disk Utility, it says "This disk contains the startup volume and can't be ...
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Snow Leopard dedicated partition size

Coming from a Widows world I consider a system upgrade synonymous to problems and week-long headaches. I have a 320GB hard drive in my MacBook which is pretty much full (sometimes only 100MB to spare) ...
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Can't install updates after upgrading to Mac OS X Snow Leopard

I have just upgraded to Snow Leopard over a Leopard install. After the reboot I get a notification that new updates are available. I click "Install and restart", I get a license text, I click "Agree" ...
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Cannot debug with Xcode after OS upgrade

I have a pesky problem that I can't solve without some help: I had Leopard 10.5.8 installed on a Mac Pro and Xcode 3.1.3 and yesterday I upgraded to SL. After the upgrade, something happened to the ...
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Will a clean install of Snow Leopard delete my user files?

While I know it's a good idea to have a backup regardless, should I expect my user files to still be on the hard drive after a full non-upgrade install? I'm currently on Tiger, and one of my ...
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How do I upgrade to Snow Leopard without a CD drive?

I'm on a Intel Mac (desktop) which has a broken CD drive. Is there any way to install without buying an external CD drive?
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Snow Leopard sluggish after upgrade from Leopard

I recently upgraded from Leopard to Snow Leopard on my white Macbook (mid-2007) and immediately noticed a bunch of performance issues: Finder is a lot slower at displaying the Applications folder. ...
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Is it possible that Mac OS X will lock me out of my external harddrive after upgrade

I'm about to upgrade from 10.5.8 to 10.6 (Snow Leopard). I intend on backing up applications, documents, downloads, and other files to a Mac formatted external USB harddrive. Recently, I attempted ...
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Do I *have* to purchase the Snow Leopard box set?

I have Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger), and I really don't want to purchase the iLife and iWork suite that the Box set includes. Is the version of Snow Leopard in the Box Set different from the version which ...
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How Will Mac OS X Snow Leopard Upgrade Work?

I am relatively new to Mac OS X. I got my MacBook in January, and I have never experienced a new version of the operating system. I am wondering if I should simply upgrade my install to Snow Leopard. ...