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Hi!

 

Last year I attempted to install  osx yosemite on my 2012 macbook pro. Unfortunately doing this rendered my macbook completely unusable, start up was around 5- 10 minutes, programs took an age to load and also microsoft office for mac would open and then close after 30 secs saying my licence was invalid. In short I ended up restoring the OS from a back up losing a-lot of work and having to fork out for a new licence (not cheap).

 

I'm willing to give it a go again as I know there have been a few patches and its now a-lot better. The main thing I need to know is are there any known issues with microsoft 365 for mac and am i likely to loose the licence again?

 

cheers,

 

matt

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Hi!

 

Last year I attempted to install  osx yosemite on my 2012 macbook pro. Unfortunately doing this rendered my macbook completely unusable, start up was around 5- 10 minutes, programs took an age to load and also microsoft office for mac would open and then close after 30 secs saying my licence was invalid. In short I ended up restoring the OS from a back up losing a-lot of work and having to fork out for a new licence (not cheap).

 

I'm willing to give it a go again as I know there have been a few patches and its now a-lot better. The main thing I need to know is are there any known issues with microsoft 365 for mac and am i likely to loose the licence again?

cheers,

matt

I access docs on MS365 and the main user of the account only has macs and not yet mentioned any issues - so they access/use on mac and I access/use via windows and neither of us have any problems

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With an issue like this you're probably best seeking advice from the apple genius or people whatever they call themselves. It's not worth losing important work! 

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Cheers everyone, i've done as suggested and install went smoothly. I got stuck on the restart screen over night but booted in safe mode and all was fine. Pretty clunky at first but ran a system clean and all fine again.

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My Mac Mini has been really slow. It never occurred to me that it may be a result of the upgrade to Yosemite.

Thanks for helping me out 2 and 2 together.

I did purchase a 8GB RAM upgrade, which I must get round to installing. I will see if this makes a difference.

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I'm after upgrading the ram and putting an ssd in mine, I just need to find a place that will do the work as I'm nowhere near confident enough to do it myself

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What part of the world do you live in?

I had a company replace my HDD and they cover London and the SE.

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I did the RAM and SSD in my Macbook Pro, it really is a piece of cake, 10 min job max. If you can use a screwdriver you can do it.

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What part of the world do you live in?

I had a company replace my HDD and they cover London and the SE.

I'm not far away actually I shall have poke around on google!

 

I did the RAM and SSD in my Macbook Pro, it really is a piece of cake, 10 min job max. If you can use a screwdriver you can do it.

I think i will watch a few youtube videos and gauge it from that

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I put an SSD and ram upgrade in my 3.5 year old Mac book pro myself, very easy, and what a difference! It now boots to login screen from power on in just under 15 seconds!

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I have watched a few youtube vids and it doesn't seem all that griefy to be fair

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I have watched a few youtube vids and it doesn't seem all that griefy to be fair

It isn't, the hardest thing is making sure you get the screws back in the right places.

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I'll have look for a decent drive, any recommendations? Samsungs ssd's seem pretty popular

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