failed software updates cause my OS to crash

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  1. beabea

    beabea Member

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    thats what they told... i might have shutdown my macbook while its downloading or installing updates... questions... very noob questions.. yup, m Macbook ALum late 2008's OS crashed because of updates? my hardwares are perfectly fine... what to avoid next time i need help...

    1. how do i set my updates manually, and not let my MB download updates automatically without my consent?

    2. is it advisable to have updates? every when?

    3. how to choose only the updates i need?
     
  2. Tecson

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    1.you can go to System prep and select software update/scheduled check and unclick the DL important update automatically, although i will recomend you to watch for new update periodically.

    2.Yes...very, just have new update yesterday 1/26, you can check on apple website. anyway not all are applicable since some are for apertures and program related but i do update them anyway :)

    3. whenever the updates are loaded and ready there will be a menu to notify you that a new update is available, usually there are boxes which u can check/uncheck in the front, u can select it if u dont need it but it will pop up everytime there are other updates.

    u can click the apple logo and click software update too..
     
  3. beabea

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    what does it mean, wen it says, updates ready for installation, does it mean my MB already downloaded it? thanks
     
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    Yes, it usually is, and it is waiting for your confirmation, it follows a restart in most cases in which rebooting is required. and it will warn you when you are not connected via power, i recommend u try to install them when you are at home or connected to an outlet, just click no or later when you are not ready to install them, and u can always return to it when u are more prepared. :)
     
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    fcdiesta PhilMUG Addict Member

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    I did that before (say NO to an already background-downloaded update), however, when I decided to go through with it later that day, my Mac started to download it again. So does that mean two full versions of the update were downloaded to my Mac? I'm asking because it was one of those BIG updates for the OS. It could hog a lot of space on my disk if I have dual copies.
     
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    for big files update like 5.0.6 or something it usually just download a "starter" file, but you must still be connected to the net for the whole shebang., i dont think it will be downloaded to your HD but you can do this if you want to, i think there is a click/check box for this if u should try to install the file individually in apples website, anyway you can check to make sure it didnt double install in your software update/installed updates in sys prep, it even tells u when u did ur update.
     
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    I remember having problems when i tried to download the 10.5.6 software update. This is my first mac so some things are still alien to me. Last year, i turned off my mac (which i learned later on is a NO NO) while having the software update. After 5 tries, success! :) Anyways, I played with my Mac last night and saw the 'crash reporter' and it had 2. does that mean that my mac actually crashed???
     
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    @mmaayy,
    you shouldnt turned off any OSes when it is installing/updating that could corrupt your file or worst your whole computer and it is tentative you should not interupt it while the program is running, make sure it is plugged too, the same thing when you are transfering files from thumb drives and HD's it is a must to let them finish b4 turning it off or unplugging, you are lucky it works for u after 5 tries :)
     
  9. mark_17

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    i always recommend that download the update file then install the update offline.
     
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    it happened to me before so i think its true...
     

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