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    Mojave upgrade problems...

    Hi, I have a 2013 iMac. It's running on Mojave currently, I want to upgrade it to the OLDEST supported OS, which I believe is Big Sur. In Software preferences I clicked to upgrade to Catalina (which seemed sensible given past bugs of skipping past Catalina). The process completed, so I am now...
  2. Minghold

    Software Update must die: Let's go on safari and kill it!

    Situation: variety of intel-era iMacs currently running mucho paid-for 32bit production software at blazing speeds (i.e., Mojave from HFS+ partitions with MRT, Spotlight, notifications, and other annoying bits disabled). For obvious reasons, we cannot have these machines "upgrading"...
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    Attempting to use Canon iP4300 Pixma printer on iMac running Catalina

    Canon stopped updated their drivers for catalina and beyond. I have this nice photo printer and it is not recognizable on my iMac. The latest downloadable driver from Canon is the version before Catalina. Is there a hack or workaround I can use to use this printer? Thank you.
  4. danallen

    Wifi Has Worked For Years - Now XXXX FIXED - Almost Always Easy to Fix

    wifi has been great since I got this computer in 2015, but today it is dead. no other problems with this computer that I know of. I am thinking there must be documentation somewhere the tells how to fix this. So far, everything I have found had not addressed the scenario I am seeing. My...
  5. MigthyBear

    Moding a 2008 iMac MacOS X 10.5.8 to Mojave

    Hi guys! Recently, a friend of mine gave me his old 2008 iMac. I've been trying to install Mojave or Catalina with the http://dosdude1.com/mojave/ patcher, yet Finder won't allow me to open the patcher, popping out an error message saying: I cannot use this version of macOS. I also tried using...
  6. macthekatt

    Will a Catalina SSD run if put in a 2010 Macbook Pro?

    Hi everyone! My cousin gifted me his old Macbook Pro 15" - 2,88 GHz processor, 4 GB RAM, 512 MB display, 500 GB HDD, battery with only 35 cycles. I think it is a 2010 model. Not sure, as in "about this mac" it only shows "El Capitan" but no year at all. I was thinking of replacing its El Capitan...
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    Downgrading Catalina to High Sierra

    Has anyone done a downgrade from Catalina to High Sierra on a mac with an internal SATA disk (not SSD)? I would like to know how successful you were and why you chose to downgrade. My disk cannot tolerate Catalina but a few days ago it was fine on High Sierra for basic things. I want to go...
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    Catalina will not load external USB Harddrives over the network

    The usb drives are connected to a mac mini, mounted in catalina and are accessable from the machine with the drives attached. When this machine is approached over a lan the all drives are listed, internal and external. Internal drives can be browsed remotely but when an external drive is...
  9. current997

    Mac OS installation failed. Stuck in reboot loop.

    MacBook Pro retina 15 inch mid 2012 I was running High Sierra and updated to Catalina. I checked if it was compatible with my mac before doing so and the apple site said it was. I install it, and about 75% through, it says it has to restart due to a problem and then it keeps restarting in a...
  10. davidodwell

    MP 1,1-5,1 Mac Pro 2009 5,1 Will Not Complete Last Step in DosDude Catalina Patcher

    My 2009 Mac Pro was successfully flashed to 5,1. Now I am trying to complete DosDudes Catalina Patcher. So this is a 2009 5,1 dual 2.26 quad core processors, running High Sierra...10.13.6, 8 gig of memory, GPU is a Radeon 580..8 gig as well, The Step I can not complete is near the end...the...
  11. Pilot Jones

    Monterey crashed my MacBook. How do I recover it back to Catalina?

    After updating to Monterey, my 2015 MBP slowly started getting a little sluggish until it completely collapsed a few days later. Now I have this blinking folder icon every time I boot it up. I tried going through the recovery process, but it defaults to installing the very first macOS that...
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    create bootable usb macOS Catalina

    Hello all, I am trying to follow this guide https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/how-to-perform-a-clean-installation-of-macos-10-15-catalina.2205092/ but whenever i am in this step shown in the image it gets forever stuck at 0%. Any ideas? Is on a MacBook air early 2015 13 inch with MacOS...
  13. Mrplow72

    Network user relogging

    Hello. Sorry for bad english,I am new to mac. I have a windows desktop and a macbook so i want to use shared folders from the desktop om MB. It works fine but the problem is that mac saved my local network user data (Despite the fact that I did not click save in the keychain) and now every time...
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    Do I Delete Retroactive AFTER Installing iTunes on Catalina?

    I am running the latest version of Catalina on a mid 2012 Macbook Pro 15. I installed Retroactive so I could install iTunes. QUESTION: I searched and couldn't find the answer to this, but should I delete Retroactive AFTER installing iTunes or should Retroactive always stay on my Mac? Thank you.
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    Adblocker that works with Catalina

    I had to get a new (second hand)laptop. Sadly I could not reinstall my old settings from timemashine. However I got most thing updated just fine BUT I can't get any adblocker that is still working with Catalina. on the App Store "at least 11. . . is needed" and on the Adblock website itself the...
  16. fuinhu

    MP 1,1-5,1 Can't get 5k on Dell UP2715k with Mac Pro 5.1 and AMD Radeon Rx5700xt

    I'm using two DisplayPort cables but i cant get past 3840x2160. The Mac Pro specs are the following: 4.1 flashed to 5.1 latest bootROM Dual Xeons E5520 128gb RAM ECC XFX AMD Radeon RX5700XT 8gb Triple Ventilation OWC Accelsior M2 with a Crucial P3 1Tb I'm running Catalina with all the...
  17. R

    unable to load Pages or Numbers after dosdude1 upgrade to Catalina

    Upgraded to Mojave a year ago and lately started locking up with multiple screen images. Could not resolve the issue so I upgraded to Catalina using (dosdude1) Patch and OSX 10.15.7 . This solved the issue of locking up and now have a full version of Catalina running on 24" iMac early 2009 ...
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    Spotlight not finding Applications

    Sometime in the past week I noticed that spotlight on my Mac wasn't finding anything in /Applications. I have a 2017 MBP 13 inch and I have two bootable volumes, one with Mac OS 10.15.7 Catalina and one with Mac OS 13.2 Ventura. Oddly enough, this problem effects both OS when booted. I've tried...
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    No Photos Option in Desktop Preference Pane

    I recently upgraded from Mojave to Catalina (10.15.7) on both my 2014 MacBook Pro and my 2017 iMac. Under Mojave I had, and also on the newly updated MacBook Pro I have the option to use pictures from my Photos album as desktop pictures. That option does not appear on my iMac. How can I get...
  20. andrew nz

    MP 1,1-5,1 Mac Pro 4.1 5.1 advice sought

    Hello All Mac Pro enthusiasts I am in a position when I can finally purchase one of these models. Before I commit, I request some expert advice to support upgrades and development and compatibility with my typical uses. On the Mac side I use my preferred workflow and now some photo editing...