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Forum: OS X - Operating System 03-22-2015, 10:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 355
Posted By Head_Unit
I had realized I could just uninstall Office and...

I had realized I could just uninstall Office and install the new copy, and see what happens.

Similarly, I could upgrade instead of do a total clean install, and see what happens. But…isn't it...
Forum: Apple Desktops 03-22-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,126
Posted By Head_Unit
For anyone coming into this thread late like me,...

For anyone coming into this thread late like me, I'd comment that even 128 GB SSD (what I have on this iMac I'm using right now) is more than enough for system and apps and even photos.* It is NOT...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 03-22-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 355
Posted By Head_Unit
Ah, sorry: OS 10.9.5, MacBook Pro 13" Early 2011,...

Ah, sorry: OS 10.9.5, MacBook Pro 13" Early 2011, 2.3 GHz i5 processor, 6GB RAM. I wonder if I need more ram, but the indicator from I forget which program never shows it full.
Forum: OS X - Operating System 03-22-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 355
Posted By Head_Unit
from-scratch Mac OS X Yosemite install help

I have a MacBook Pro with some slowness and MS Office misbehaviors (suddenly all windows are small, red, and frozen, among other things). So I want to do a from-scratch install, i.e. back up...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 11-22-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 748
Posted By Head_Unit
Yes, though what you discussed would be a...

Yes, though what you discussed would be a possible "upgrade" path and still glassless.

Seems like a LOT of work to get a 2006 Core 2 Duo from eBay and try to update to 10.7 (very hard to get a...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 11-22-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 748
Posted By Head_Unit
update a 2006 iMac?!?

Hi All, I am visiting a relative who has a 2 GHz Intel Core Duo iMac from 2006, 2 GB of RAM, not possible to add more RAM according to Crucial.com.

It is "slow"-whatever that means. I haven't used...
Forum: OS X - Apps and Games 09-21-2014, 01:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 614
Posted By Head_Unit
Hmm, in Library --> Preferences I found ...

Hmm, in Library --> Preferences I found
com.microsoft.Excel.plist
com.microsoft.Powerpoint.plist
but nothing with Word in the title.

I also found the error message that the Microsoft Office...
Forum: OS X - Apps and Games 08-25-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 614
Posted By Head_Unit
I'd like to reinstall, but this is a school...

I'd like to reinstall, but this is a school district computer so Heaven only knows where the install discs are.

What other things could I try short of that? I just repaired permissions-and there...
Forum: OS X - Apps and Games 08-22-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 614
Posted By Head_Unit
Help! Word freezes and turns red after sleep

...every single time now. Looks like the attached-windows become small, background has become red instead of white, everything is frozen. I've rebooted, I have enough memory (6GB physical not even...
Forum: OS X - Apps and Games 08-22-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 614
Posted By Head_Unit
Help! Word freezes and turns red after sleep

I took a picture of a weird Word bug where on sleep wakeup all the documents are small, red, and frozen. How can I embed it? If I click the picture icon it asks for a URL but it's on my hard drive...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 08-07-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 655
Posted By Head_Unit
Not OS update because that stays at...

Not OS update because that stays at 10.7.5-there's an EFI Firmware and SMC Firmware update, iTunes, various other stuff. Most all the machines are updating the same things* so if I could find the 6...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 08-06-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 655
Posted By Head_Unit
Help updating multiple computers!

I need to update a bunch of laptop carts. The old method has been to click Software Update and run that one by one-which is VERY slow. Plus you can only do maybe 4 at a time or the WiFi overloads.
...
Forum: Apple Desktops 05-28-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 654
Posted By Head_Unit
Yes, it's definitely not a young machine! ...

Yes, it's definitely not a young machine!

But the sound is not that harsh bearing kind of sound. It just seems like the fan used to run at a lower speed
Forum: Apple Desktops 05-26-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 654
Posted By Head_Unit
Fan speed seems too high on my iMac???

It's a white 20-inch Late 2006 (other specs at bottom), and lately the fan noise is noticeable. Not huge, it is not going crazy, but used to be not heard at all.

Fan is running around 870 rpm with...
Forum: Apple Desktops 03-29-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 863
Posted By Head_Unit
iMac won't sleep; Trackpad and Keyboard eat batteries

I love my iMac (specs at bottom) but this one had a problem sleeping once I got and connected the Magic Trackpad and Keyboard via Bluetooth.

Also, the batteries do no seem to last long. A few...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 10-12-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 819
Posted By Head_Unit
Help updating a mess of laptops (and iPads)

I work at a school with a pile of laptops. I need to update the software, and also load Garage Band & iMovie and iTunes etc etc.

Right now they update them wirelessly via Software Update...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 10-12-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,094
Posted By Head_Unit
annw1, you could open Disk Utility and have it...

annw1, you could open Disk Utility and have it Repair Disk (might be grayed out, in which case you can only Verify) and Repair Permissions. That can help some issues.

Really, though, if you are...
Forum: Apple Desktops 09-18-2013, 02:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 867
Posted By Head_Unit
You want the fusion drive. Basically a chunk of...

You want the fusion drive. Basically a chunk of SSD (Solid State Drive, kinda like RAM) to cache the big hard drive. My SSD sped up a lot of operations on this old iMac, and the fusion drive should...
Forum: Apple Desktops 09-16-2013, 11:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 551
Posted By Head_Unit
OK, this just got REALLY weird. My other 20" iMac...

OK, this just got REALLY weird. My other 20" iMac now says I'm not connected to the internet, Network Settings failed.

I am typing this on the 24", which had the same problem even after reboot...
Forum: Apple Desktops 09-15-2013, 03:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 804
Posted By Head_Unit
I have a 20" and a 24" white 2006-the last models...

I have a 20" and a 24" white 2006-the last models before the nasty reflective glass screens which I hate...
Forum: Apple Desktops 09-15-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 574
Posted By Head_Unit
Not on a new one, but I changed to an SSD on my...

Not on a new one, but I changed to an SSD on my old 2006 iMac, and it definitely sped up startup and opening/closing documents. Not a night/day difference, but definitely noticeable. However, I'm now...
Forum: Apple Desktops 09-15-2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 611
Posted By Head_Unit
There are different kinds of "faster": -...

There are different kinds of "faster":
- Calculating huge spreadsheets, flight simulators and other games, math-intensive applications would be helped by a faster processor, which means a new...
Forum: Apple Desktops 09-15-2013, 01:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 551
Posted By Head_Unit
old iMac having trouble connecting-HELP!

I have 2 old white 2006 iMacs, a 24" and a 20"

In a recurrence from a week or so ago, the 24" woke up with no connection. After a reboot, it was OK. But today, the same thing. Network diagnostics...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 12-18-2012, 11:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 898
Posted By Head_Unit
iPad won't connect to iMac-help!

So from another thread, I set up my hostess' machine (core 2 duo, white 2005? 2GB 10.4.11) to Personal Web Share ON under services, it is checked under Firewall, started under Internet.
Tried with...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 12-17-2012, 10:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 442
Posted By Head_Unit
Uh, me too! If not, somebody please CREATE such...

Uh, me too! If not, somebody please CREATE such an app!
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