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Susan Legallee
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Installing PSE11 on MacBook

Feb 20, 2013 7:03 PM

Hello-

I can't install PSE11 on my Mac. It tells me that I don't meet the requirements. How am I supposed to know which of hte 20+ requirements I don't meet? I'm not very savy with this stuff, so I hope someone out there is patient enough to help me through this.

 

Thank you-

 
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  • kglad
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    Feb 20, 2013 7:10 PM   in reply to Susan Legallee

    what macbook model?

     
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    Feb 20, 2013 7:42 PM   in reply to Susan Legallee

    How to identify MacBook Pro models

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4132

     

    Which operating system? Apple menu > About This Mac > More Info

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1529

     
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  • kglad
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    Feb 20, 2013 11:04 PM   in reply to Susan Legallee

    you need mac os X v10.6 to v10.8

     

    that model shipped with osX v10.5 though it can be upgraded to v10.6

     
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  • kglad
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    Feb 23, 2013 4:03 PM   in reply to Susan Legallee

    is your external harddrive full?

     

    is your external harddrive formatted with the same file system as your mac?

     
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  • kglad
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    Feb 23, 2013 4:20 PM   in reply to Susan Legallee

    open two finder windows and drag your music folder from your current harddrive to your external drive.

     
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  • kglad
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    Feb 24, 2013 4:02 PM   in reply to Susan Legallee

    if you reformat any drive, ALL files and folders will be lost and pretty close to un-recoverable on that drive.

     

    if you used a backup program to back-up your mac osX 10.5 onto that external harddrive, you might be able to back-up your music using that same program.

     

    if you have no useful data on that external harddrive, you can reformat it and use it for mac storage. 

     

    before giving the final ok when reformatting, double check that you are reformatting exactly the drive that has nothing useful on it.  then check again and maybe even have someone else look at what you're doing and confirm you're reformatting the drive you want to reformat. 

     

    i think i would be close to suicidal if i reformatted a drive with crucial data that i had no easy way to replace.

     
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  • kglad
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    Feb 24, 2013 5:19 PM   in reply to Susan Legallee

    you're welcome and, good luck!!

     
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