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Re: Upgrading older iMac to SSD
« Reply #15 on: May 19, 2020, 08:49:42 PM »
Up and running - after dinner I installed the SSD into the iMac (great instructions from OWC) and it's a nice improvement - super quiet and boots up fast. I was hoping it might solve my "can't turn the screen brightness past 3 or the whole screen turns black and won't come back unless I press the power button to put it to sleep, then jiggle the mouse to bring it back up and real quick turn the brightness back to 3" issue but that would just have been a fringe benefit.

Now to find the Java SE 6 Runtime - for some reason my old CS apps won't run because it say it can't find it, which is strange because I brought everything from the old system but I think I have something at work that I can dig up to remedy that.
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Re: Upgrading older iMac to SSD
« Reply #16 on: May 20, 2020, 12:13:10 AM »
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Re: Upgrading older iMac to SSD
« Reply #17 on: May 20, 2020, 07:20:37 AM »
Joe, you magnificent bastard! Whatever I tried and downloaded yesterday wouldn't install but yours magically did. Thanks!
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Re: Upgrading older iMac to SSD
« Reply #18 on: May 20, 2020, 08:34:31 AM »
 :rotf: Greatest compliment I've ever received! Thank you. :rotf:
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Re: Upgrading older iMac to SSD
« Reply #20 on: May 20, 2020, 03:06:22 PM »
I *just* did this on Windows 10 to a regular HD and not SSD and AOEMI partition assistant software was totally worth the $40 for OS migration.  https://www.diskpart.com/download-home.html
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