Recent content by Allen Davis

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    Has Catalina ruined my late-2013 iMac?

    I have to assume since Apple "steered" you straight to Catalina, your previous OS was High Sierra or earlier, having skipped Mojave. When I installed Mojave on both my iMac and 2012 i7 MBP, Creative Suite wouldn't work any longer due to 32-bit issues. I think I was still able to use Acrobat for...
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    Catalina on Unsupported 2010 iMac

    I used DosDude1's Mojave patches last year on my iMac, and it ran like a beauty with nary a hitch. When I saw he'd come up with another patch set in order to get Catalina to run on my unsupported iMac, I thought why not? Mojave was splendid. There was a notice posted on DosDude1's website...
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    Apple ID Verification Request

    I posted something about this right before I saw your response, and wanted to thank you anyway. I had to go medieval. As for entering my AppleID, it appears my VPN was causing an unknown error that prevented its verification.
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    Apple ID Verification Request

    It turns out it was my VPN that was at least part of the problem. I've used VPN Unlimited from KeepSolid for more than a year on my iPhone, iMac and MacBook Pro without any problems other than glitchiness when using Amazon Prime Video. (I have a lifetime subscription.) After deactivating my...
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    Apple ID Verification Request

    I can't even erase the phone. Everything I try insists I enter my AppleID, and I keep getting "verification failed" crap. I have to turn off Find My, and it's the same deal with it, too.
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    Apple ID Verification Request

    When I attempted the Erase All Content, I chose to backup first, and it hung up for nearly an hour saying "about 1 minute left." Getting tired of that, I cancelled the backup and proceeded, then the d*** thing wanted my AppleID to erase the phone, and you guessed it, "Verification Failed...
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    Apple ID Verification Request

    I did a manual iCloud backup this evening. Sometimes I do a redundant backup to either my iMac or MacBook Pro, but haven't done one of those for a couple of weeks. Normally I'm pretty anal about multiple backups, but I've been up to my neck in alligators for the last few weeks. Forgive my...
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    Apple ID Verification Request

    I've tried signing out, and I get a request to enter my AppleID, and you guessed it... "Verification Failed. An unknown error occurred." I've shut WiFi and Bluetooth off, I've restarted my phone, and I'm about to resort to waving a dead cat over a cauldron of simmering chicken bones while...
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    Apple ID Verification Request

    I tried that just as soon as I read your e-mail. Didn't work. It's still saying verification failed/unknown problem. This is becoming extremely annoying. I'm beginning to wonder if I'm going to have to wipe my phone and do a restore, and I'd rather visit the dentist when he's low on anesthesia...
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    Apple ID Verification Request

    For the last few days, I've bee getting an annoying pop up asking me to verify my Apple ID. No matter how many times I enter my Apple ID, I get a "Validation Failed. Unknown Error Occurred." This happens whether I'm on my WiFi network at home or out and about (and I use a VPN). Restarting the...
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    Disabling Daily Upgrade Reminder

    I reluctantly gave up my Adobe apps when I upgraded my MBP to Catalina, but Catalina had a bunch of features I really wanted, and besides, I can still run Photoshop CS5 on my iMac. I've said it before a thousand times: I'm never going to rent software from anyone! One day, I'll have to leave...
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    Disabling Daily Upgrade Reminder

    I stumbled across this link from Other World Computing that may help you more than anything I posted before. Give it a look and see. 54622-how-to-downgrade-from-macos-catalina-to-mojave-or-earlier I'm a huge fan of OWC and have been a very satisfied customer of theirs for more than 20 years...
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    Reverting to Mojave

    54622-how-to-downgrade-from-macos-catalina-to-mojave-or-earlier This article from Other World Computing should be a big help.
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    Disabling Daily Upgrade Reminder

    The only way I know of doing what you want is to reformat your startup drive, provided of course, you have a very, very recent backup or clone, preferably the latter. I use CarbonCopyClone about once a week, or more often when I'm doing a lot of writing or lecture preparation. CCC allows you to...
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    Disabling Daily Upgrade Reminder

    I like Catalina a lot, and I'm still learning some of its new features. But I only have Catalina on my 2012 i7 MacBook Pro. (A word or several about my MBP: I love this laptop almost like a child. It was the last user-upgradeable laptop, and I got the one with the super-fast i7 processor, which...
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