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Software update error

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by mrhatman94, Apr 12, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie


    I have been having a slight problem with software updates in the last month, I bought my mac about august last year, and i updated my software the other week it downloaded it all fine but when i restarted the computer and the updates began installing half way through a box came up telling me there had been an error and no updates had been installed, I'm not a computer genius so I have no idea what to do, could anyone help me sort this problem, all help is greatly appreciated thanks a lot:)
  2. macrumors newbie

    Download the 10.6.7 combo update or the 10.5.8 combo update. Just google it and download from Apple Website
  3. macrumors 6502a

    Jolly Giant

    you also might want to try this:

    trash this preference file com.apple.softwareupdate.plist

    there could be a few:

    one in ➠ home folder/library/preferences
    also in ➠ user/Library/Preferences/ByHost subfolder
    another in ➠ <Macintosh HD>/library/preferences

    then restart your Mac and try running software update again.
  4. macrumors newbie

    thanks for your help, but it seems not to be with just updates i just tried to install a copy of logic express i just got and i did it 3 or 4 times aand it kept saying instllation error then i triad to instal the 10.6.7 combo update you advised for me and that didnt work either, its really anoyinh i can't install anything

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