Forum discussion tagged with macOS.
  1. J

    Question Macbook Pro A1708 wont boot into any mode

    My wife's Macbook Pro (A1708) randomly decided to 'die' whilst she was using it a while back. It still had battery life and all she was doing was some excel spreadsheet stuff. I've spent ages trying to fix it using the various methods I can find on the internet but im yet to find one that...
  2. Tennis987

    Question v24.0 of Adobe After Affects, Media Encoder, and Audition are not compatible with Monterey 12.6.7 ?

    Hi all. I have an issue with an old iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2015) with a i7-6700k, 32GB of RAM, and a AMD R9 M395X 4GB. I open Creative Cloud and saw that After Effects, Audition, and Media Encoder have a version upgrade to V24.0 and that the updated version is not compatible. Reading...
  3. lse123

    Question Does this processor support MacOS Sonoma in a VMware Workstation 17 Pro VM ?

    My custom-built PC has an i7-8xyzz processor. Does this processor support MacOS Sonoma in a VMware Workstation 17 Pro VM ?
  4. CoDrift

    Question MacOS virtual disk for a VMware setup on NVMe?

    I'll keep it short: I am a software dev, I want to test cross-platform applications but I do not have an apple MacBook or similar. I do have a fairly adequate PC with a 256GB Sata based C drive for my main OS (W10), I also recently went out and got a 1TB NVMe (WD BLACK) for storing all my...
  5. Tennis987

    Question How to install MacOS on my PC and will there be any conflicts?

    Hi all, I am building my nephew a PC for schoolwork and light gaming and his mother wanted me to install macOS instead of Win10. I was wondering if you have any easy-to-follow links to any guides, or possibly able to give some tips in the comments. I do have an older Macbook running Calatlina...
  6. Dustinspcrepair

    Question Reset macOS firmware on mid-2010 Mac Pro Desktop ?

    High Sierra update failed after firmware update. The drive crashed or OS crashed so I decided to wipe the drive and format El Capitan again. Now El Capitan won’t install because I believe the firmware update for High Sierra still exists. I’m trying to figure out how to reset or change the...
  7. L

    Question MacOS 11 + file management ?

    weird question Anyone know a good platform that would allow me to create a single virtual volume display from 20+ drives? I don’t actually want to use a raid setup. I LIKE having full control over what disk any one file is on… it gives me the ability to add and remove disks at will and know...
  8. Budgeteer_262

    Question Does anyone know how to make a bootable BigSur clone (not image disk) directly onto a remote windows 11 based volume?

    Hi All, I've got a BigSur laptop (single drive) and a headless windows 11 machine that has two physical drives. One has the windows 11 OS and the other is empty. I also have a third machine without any bootable storage. All three machines are on the same LAN. My objective is to make a...
  9. Dustinspcrepair

    Question 2009 Mac Pro Tower — OS update issue

    Hello all ! I want to start out by saying any help is appreciated here! I repair computers on a daily bases but I am not super familiar with the Macintosh side of things. I have a customers computer that has a couple different problems. The first one is fixed which was some funny power...
  10. AlexandercMerrill

    Question very specific problem with bootcamp/graphics drivers

    so my friend has recently got a new iMac with windows 10 installed on it through BootCamp, but recently, mostly in games, he's getting tons of ghraphics driver errors. now I'm typically the one my friends go to with PC issues, but this one i just cant figure out. whoever he bought the system...
  11. F

    Question Increase screen turning off time when in lock screen ?

    When in lock screen, the screen turns off in just a few seconds. I would like to keep the screen ON for custom time, say 20 mins before it turns off. is it possible by any macOS command ? other than apps like keepyouawake etc ?
  12. L

    Question Is M1 MacBook still good in 2022 ?

    Is M1 MacBook still good in 2022 if I am planning to study on IT college in september and do some it work as well as studying ? And will M1 chip be able to handle the IT work for couple of years or is it just something that is going to be good for a while ? Also one last thing, should I choose...
  13. rwhite025

    Question iMac WiFi crossed out even though it's turned on?

    Hi - as of a few days ago my imac wifi has not been working. I have tried: restarting the computer resetting the SMC resetting the NVRAM deleting network preference files and restarting And every other solution that comes up when I search this problem online. Please let me know if there is...
  14. Dew Mortal

    Question Can't install windows 10 on second internal ssd of MacBook Pro 13' mid 2012.

    Hey members, I just recently upgraded my MacBook Pro 13' mid 2012 to 16 GB EVM ddr3 ram and 250 GB Gigabyte SSD. I switched out the optical drive for the ssd fitted with a caddy. I thought of installing windows 10 on it. But everytime i run the installer through usb , it gets stuck on the...
  15. L

    Question Drive count limits on MacOS?

    Anyone know how many drives can be daisy-chained to a late 2017 iMac via USB hubs?
  16. M

    Question Macbook 2017 versus a Lenovo Legion Y520 - - - - which is best to keep as main computer and why ?

    I have a MacBook Air 2017 model and a Windows 11 Lenovo Legion Y520, but my problem is, which is better to keep as my main computer in case i have to/want to sell one of them ? This problem has been bothering me for a while because I'm really indecisive, I noted down all the advantages and...
  17. T

    Question Epson Scan 2 application to make multiple page PDFs

    Macbook Pro (mid-2012) Catalina 10.15.7 Epson Scan 2. (January 20, 2022 - Wow, the company does not put build#!? Not even version #!) Does anyone know how to create multiple page PDF scans? In the older versions of Epson Scan, the user could click-Multiple pages, the software would scan a...
  18. Owen_34

    Question MacOS Compatibility With HD 7000 Series Cards

    Im adding an eGPU to my Mac mini server, and Im just curious about if I could use a card I have lying around or not. I bought an HD 7790 from eBay, and I see on elitemacx86 it says its compatible across the board from High Sierra to the latest version. But, on the opencore GPU buyers guide, it...
  19. P

    [SOLVED] M1 & w11 bootcamp no

    Hi. 1st, I don't know where to post this, it could fit in w11 or systems forums as well, I think. WHY won't M1 support bootcamp into w11? I THINK the basic structure of computing remains the same since God created computers on day 1 -- assembler, compiler & on up from there. I do see w11 has...
  20. Baraa_Al Turk

    [SOLVED] Booting NVMe on Mac Pro 3.1 using Win 10

    Hello everyone, I'm really frustrated since I have spent so many hours trying to figure something for my problem. I have a Mac Pro 3.1 (I believe it's 2008) and I have had windows 10 installed on it for a very long time, you can say I never worked on macOS. Recently I've bought an NVMe M.2 SSD...
  21. N

    [SOLVED] Running DS Solidworks on MAC

    Hi everyone! Macbooks are known for their extraordinary performance in 'designing softwares'. I'm a professional Solidworks user. Unfortunately, Solidworks is not available for MacOS. But recently I found out that Windows 10 can be installed on a macbook (Boot Camp Assistant). So, my question...
  22. S

    Question CPU throttling that won't go away

    I have a late 2012 iMac that recently started showing CPU throttling. I don't know what caused it, a couple years ago I upgraded the internal fusion drive and disconnected the internal HDD, removed any excess dust and it worked fine since then. I noticed that throttling starts once the...
  23. C

    [SOLVED] Epson GT12000 scanner

    Hi, I'm looking for old software for a A3 Epson GT12000 scanner ( really great scanner ) for MacOs. The software is used as tool into photoshop ( older version which I have and also older MacOs G4 computer which still works like a charm ) If anybody by any chance has this software or knows where...
  24. A

    Question RAM DIMM Module PART NUMBER,etc in Unix/macOS/Windows/GNU-Linux

    Hi. i need to know detail info of RAM Memory Module/DIMM PART-NUMBER p/n, SERIAL-NO s/n, etc in macOS, Windows, GNU/Linux (Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, CentOS, etc), Unix (FreeBSD, OpenBSD, etc). QUESITON : What tool/app/command can allow to view those specific detail info in macOS, Windows...
  25. X

    Question Issues installing Windows 10 through bootcamp

    The title says it all, i've been trying all available "fixes" that I found online for the past 3 days so please dont copy paste them into ur replies. It seems like there's something not allowing the disk to reformat cauz I reformat in bootcamp at any capacity and monitor the changes in the disk...
  26. HerbertSherbet

    Question How to format an exFAT drive so MacOS and Windows can write to it? (Part 2: Did I do it right?)

    I need some help. I have a 5TB portable HDD that I long-formatted into exFAT. My plan is to set this drive up and then format a second drive the same way and use these two drives as a portable backup with one redundancy. I want to be able to freely write to it from Windows computers and Mac...
  27. naman.narula1

    [SOLVED] Should I go for a hackintosh?

    I was going for a Ryzen 3600/1660 Super build, but then I had this idea. I could go for an Intel build with an AMD GPU and dual boot Windows and macOS. I love using macOS, my dad has been a mac user from 2013 and currently has a pro 15" from 2018. Should I do this? How will the macOS performance...
  28. TadasP

    [SOLVED] OS deployment software

    Hello, I am looking for OS (MacOS windows, linux) deployment solution. Do you know some solution for all OS?
  29. A

    [SOLVED] Can't update to Catalina because of lack of space

    I am trying to update a work computer to Catalina from High Sierra. However, the the system is telling me I still need 1.5 GB of space out of 30GB and I have cleared everything except for 500 MB of applications (470 MB of which is Chrome) and 18 GB of system files. My trash is cleared, temp...
  30. J

    [SOLVED] Installing Yosemite in 2020

    So heres the problem. My brother asked me if I could format his iMac 2008 model and since I dont know much about iMacs I went to google for a solution, I did format his drive but the problem is I cant leave Disk Utilities. So I googled again and it says that I just go look for the startup disk...
  31. A

    [SOLVED] How to avoid “Click Here To Install” will damage your computer. You should eject the disk image." when downloading software off Torrent

    I recently updated my mac to Catalina but my Microsft Word stopped working as soon as I did. So I downloaded it again off Utorrent but when I try and install it, I keep getting this message: '“Click Here To Install” will damage your computer. You should eject the disk image. This file was...
  32. A

    [SOLVED] 2008 iMac Won't Boot Up(Can't Install Snow Leopard)

    I am working on a 2008 iMac. When I tried to boot it up the bar took forever to go accross the screen. When it did finally become a full bar it did not boot up, it just stayed there. I shut it down and tried to start it up again. I waited and waited for it to boot up it just would not boot up...
  33. C

    [SOLVED] how do you change the user of the mac's name?

    I brought my Macbook Pro 2017 13" from CEX here in Australia in 2018. I was stupid enough not to factory reset it and I only just realised that my username is 'cex' in the mac's disk. Is there any way to change the user of the mac disk without factory resetting it? Thanks, Colby
  34. atharv123

    [SOLVED] problem installing MacOS in iMac

    I am unable to install macos in imac 2012 model. when i install it using internet recovery it is showing me catalina version but during installation it show me error-->The operation could not be completed.(PKDownloadError error 8.) . My internet is working fine.
  35. FaithOnHuman

    [SOLVED] Problem with iMac- Flashing question mark

    Hey there! I got an old iMac from a friend (iMac 2007) He didn't remember his password so I tried to format the HDD on my PC and use internet recovery on mac to install the OS.... but ofc it didn't work (i am not surprised). I formated the HDD (the HDD works fine) as an HSF but, when the iMac...
  36. AlmostDone

    Windows vs MacOS

    Hello guys , so i need a laptop for mainly heavy video editing and some "future proof" if that even exists. I have a not bad bugdet (1500 euros) and im trying to decide if its worth to go for macOs ( i like Apple things ) but i dont if its worth because when it touch to specs i seem very low...
  37. EmanuelDood

    [SOLVED] Macbook Pro booting windows undesirably

    So I bought a new SSD for my main desktop and I decided to upgrade a Macbook Pro 2010 I have laying around. I formated the SSD I was gonna install on the MBP (of course) and as I turned it on, it just started windows unsuccessfully, as expected. My intend was just to use the SSD instead of the...
  38. theRTT

    [SOLVED] How can I download an Origin PC game (Battlefield V) on a Mac?

    Is there a way to download an Origin PC game on a mac? I've downloaded Origin for Mac but I can't download Battlefield V because it's only available for Windows. Thanks in advance.
  39. G

    [SOLVED] MacOs on intel pentium 5300?

    Can I instal a macos for example el capitan or sierra maybe even high sierra on intel pentium e5300 with 4gb ram, amd radeon hd 4650 1gb and will it be complatible with any of macos version I just want to have a cheap hackintosh system to try the macos. thank you for your replies
  40. A

    Question 2012 MacBook Pro 15" Keyboard, including power button not working

    Hi guys, I have a friend’s 2012 MBP 15” model that is showing the folder with question mark. Which is due to a bad hard disk, I can hear it is stuck… that is not a problem. However the keyboard including the power button is not working. When I removed the hard disk and turned it on, it went to...