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OS X could not be installed on your computer

OS X could not be installed on your computer – El Capitan

Installing El Capiton on an old Mac Book Pro today, I received the error: OS X could not be installed on your computer No packages were eligible for install. Contact the software manufacturer for assistance. Quit the installer to restart your computer and try again. I checked Apple’s support Matrix (it is a very old macbook pro) at and it was listed as supported. After lots of Googling and investigation, I discovered that the date and time were not set to current, the macbook thought it was year 2000. You can easily reset the time and date by following the steps below: Click Utilities on the menu bar Select Terminal Type date Confirm the date is wrong Type date 062112422016 (example: June 21st 12:42 2016) Exit terminal Click Restart Once the Date and time are configured you will be able to install OS X. Easy fix, for a ridiculous […]

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cannot connect to the app store

“Cannot connect to the App Store” Mac OS X

I have been suffering from this problem for a few days now.  Some of my apps won’t even open due to the lack of connectivity with the App Store.  After doing the basic googling I found this support article from Apple. OS X: “Cannot connect” or “Cannot connect to the App Store. An internet connection is required” While attempting to use the Mac App Store on your Mac, you may see the message, “Cannot connect to the app store. An internet connection is required.” There are a few different situations that can cause this message to appear. Please consider each of the following situations and their potential resolutions. So I worked through the individual steps and rebooted after each one.  After trying the steps to remove Invalid or Incorrect Certificates I got the following error: I knew I was onto the right track. I then followed the steps to edit the […]

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Wifi No Hardware Installed

Wifi No Hardware installed – Mac install

I updated to the latest Mac OS X today.  After the update, once the computer started up, the wifi wouldn’t work.  Couldn’t enable it.  Everytime you clicked the wireless icon you got the error WIFI No Hardware Installed. I had seen a similar issue with my Mac Mini in the past, so thought I would try resetting the NVRAM.  This has seemed to solve most issues I have experienced on Mac’s in the past. Reset NVRAM Shut down the computer. Locate the following keys on the keyboard: Command, Option, P, and R. Turn on the computer. Press and hold the Command-Option-P-R keys. You must press this key combination before the gray screen appears. Hold the keys down until the computer restarts and you hear the startup sound for the second time. Release the keys. Once the computer powers on your wireless will now be working. To find out more about […]

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Show Hidden files on Mac OS X in Finder

This has already been blogged quite a few times by people, however I regularly have to google how to Show hidden files on Mac OS every time I re-build my Mac or buy a new one. Thanks to OSXDaily for the original information. Show Hidden Files on Mac OS X Launch terminal defaults write AppleShowAllFiles TRUE killall Finder Make sure you restart the finder by doing the killall command. If you want to hide the files again, follow these instructions: defaults write AppleShowAllFiles FALSE killall Finder Not much too it, just wish I could remember the command!

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VMware Fusion 3/4 - Hidden game of PONG

VMware Fusion 3/4 – Hidden game of PONG

This little easter egg has apparently been around for a while, but I never knew about it. To enable the hidden easter egg in VMware Fusion 3, hold down Shift-Control-Command-Option and press V. You will then be relieving your childhood playing pong.  This is really cool.

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