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  1. M

    Installing Mac OS X 10.3 parallel to its drive (read it all). [iMac G3, Rev. A]

    Hello, So, I recently got an ATA-3 to USB adapter for my iMac's hard drive. To sum up, the hard drive size is 40gb, and I have no system on it, my G3's CD drive is dead. I was wondering, could I do one of two things: 1. Install and "Bless" Mac OS 9 by copying a form of it from my G5 (10.5)...
  2. StacyBee

    OS X Frozen Update/Required Download Missing

    I tried updating my os x and it got stuck halfway after the install reset my computer. I tried practically everything except restoring my drive because I don't want my files to be deleted, booting it up results with a "required download missing" prompt or "can't upgrade this version because a...
  3. gts250gamer101

    Early-2008 iMac not booting

    Howdy all, I was recently given an early-2008 iMac (specifically, this one) of the 3.06GHz variety. I was told that the machine had a dead hard drive, so upon receiving the machine, I disassembled it entirely, replaced the thermal paste on the GPU and CPU, then put it back together with a new...
  4. Monkeyspit

    iPhone 6(S)(+) Touch-Disease on my 6+. Means to RC it from iMac?

    My iPhone 6+ has developed touch disease, and the screen just become senile/unreadable. Is there a way to remote control it from my iMac? This is a temporary measure until I can get it fixed or replace it. I'm aware of a pseudo-means through Preferences/Accessibility, but either I don't...
  5. M

    Resolved Installing Tiger by USB on wiped PowerBook G4

    Not sure if this is the right place for posting this, but I recently got my hands on a 17" PowerBook G4 with a wiped hard drive. I have a .dmg of 10.4 that I'm trying to write to a USB flash drive so I can boot from it and install Tiger. I don't have access to any system running OS X so I can't...
  6. julianfairfax

    macOS 10.15 Catalina on Unsupported Macs

    All research, testing, and releases of tools and patches relating to macOS 10.15 Catalina on Unsupported Macs should be posted here. Join our new Discord server! Machine Support Video Card Support Pre-Metal AMD video cards (Radeon HD 6xxx series and older without acceleration, Radeon HD...
  7. L

    Apple rewriting some older apps with Marzipan?

    With the news that Apple would be bringing several iOS apps to the Mac with Marzipan, such as Music, TV, etc, I was wondering if this means that several older apps will be rewritten as well. I'm thinking of Messages, which is years behind on the Mac compared to iOS. but, this also includes...
  8. D

    Hey Siri with AirPods 2 and OS X

    I've used Hey Siri on my iPhone. Does it only work on iOS? It doesn't seem to do anything when I have them connected to my MacBook (and on the latest OS version). Edit: For some reason I had to turn it on in the Siri settings manually....but it works.
  9. Queen of Spades

    What OSX for 2012 MacBook Air?

    My sister's computer recently broke so I bought her a 2012 MacBook Air until she has a bit more money. It has 8GB of RAM and 256 SSD, otherwise stock specs. What OS X should I install on it for her? I'm a little out of the loop on older machines as I've been on a cycle of buying/selling every...
  10. T

    Is it better to do a clean install of a new operating system or just update the current one?

    I am looking to upgrade my operating system and was all set to do a clean install, but then someone told me on Apple's community forums that there is no point doing a clean install unless you are selling your mac. He said just to do a regular upgrade instead. Which is better? I have had...
  11. L

    Not Happy, I have a iMac 27p SSD I7 mi-2009 fast, and NO MOJAVE UPGRADE, disgusting, is there a hack

    Not Happy, I have a iMac 27p SSD I7 mi-2009 fast, and NO MOJAVE UPGRADE, disgusting, is there a hack? Authorize only Mac's after 2012, that is 6 years old, use not acceptable when you think that your machine costs 4000 dollars, even Microsoft does not do that A Mac is not a Phone ! I can...
  12. 4

    2 Operating Systems?

    Hello! I am running Mac 0S X 10.5.8 on my MacBook laptop. Yes, I know this is an ancient operating system! LOL The reason I haven’t updated is because I need to be able to use my software which is expensive and it won’t work on the operating systems after the OS X. Would it be possible to run...
  13. T

    Can you run Mohave only from a USB drive?

    This might be a dumb question...can i run the public beta of Mohave from a USB thumbdrive only (and not install it on my computer at all?) Yes, I checked my friend Google, but couldn't find a definitive answer...
  14. E

    Early Os X GUI concept mockups

    Hello everyone, I know this might not be the right place for this request, but I figured that this sub-forum might contain the highest concentration of Apple history experts. I remember seeing many years ago (I can't remember if it was on a magazine - maybe Wired?), and possibly later again...
  15. S

    Messages in iCloud on OS X?

    I updated all my idevices last night and enabled Messages in iCloud on my iPhone 8 and waited for it to upload. I then went to my Mac and applied all updates (only update was for itunes). But there's no option in Messages > Preferences. The Apple support docs indicate this should be an option...
  16. AL1630

    Windows will install, but OS X won't...

    I got a 2009 i7 iMac cheap from a friend that was upgrading, and I formatted the hard drive. When I went to install Snow Leopard from a CD, It would get part way through, then the install would fail. I've used this disc recently in other macs, and it works fine. I tried to install windows 7 from...
  17. scofopolis

    How to acquire osx el capitan install

    I recently upgraded to high sierra, and want to downgrade to El Capitan; Clean install, all data wiped, I don't care - everything is backed up! So, I tried to acquire the os x el capitan install file on the app store but i get the error message: "OS X can’t be installed on “Macintosh HD”...
  18. ernest_mecca

    Software for unsupported devices

    Hey all, I had a recent experience with Apple Support after purchasing a mid-2007 MacBook off letgo. The latest OS it’s able to run is OS X Lion (10.7.5) and the majority of Apple’s own software is incompatible with it. I contacted Apple Support and made them aware of my situation, and they...
  19. amagichnich

    'Bless' OS X system folder

    Hey guys, I encountered a very strange problem - 2 somehow 'unblessed' system folders! I'll explain what I did, maybe you can tell me what I did wrong. I exchanged the HDD of my 12" iBook with a SSD and installed Leopard on it. On the HDD was Tiger. After some days I decided to make it multi...
  20. Forbesie2k

    FS2X-Plane scenery convertor...

    Hi folks, I tried launching FS2X-Plane (a tool developed by Marginal) last night, but its just won't launch. that last time I used it was on a previous OS X release, but I'm not sure which version. In reading up on potential fixes, and following one in particular, it then requires Python Open...