software update

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by daxdagr8t, Jul 6, 2004.

  1. daxdagr8t macrumors member

    Jun 1, 2004
    i just got my first mac yesterday and i ran software update a couple of hours ago and until now it is not done, it is seem to be stuck at the quicktime update it has been stuck for like an hour and so.i try to quit the apps but it still wont quit.wat do ihave to do now?ur helo is pretty muh appreciated. :confused:
  2. Miner Willy macrumors regular

    Apr 30, 2004
    Bradford, UK
    Software update trouble

    It does this from time to time. Just quit the software update, restart your machine and try again; anything that has been downloaded will still be there and not need downloading again. If you can't quit the software update then Force Quit it using the (Apple+Alt+Esc) key all at once, then choose software update from the dialogue box that comes up (then restart and try again)

  3. daxdagr8t thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 1, 2004
    thanks a lot, ur advice solved the problem.thank a lot again.
  4. titaniumducky macrumors 6502a


    Nov 22, 2003
    Sounds like it just hung up. Yes, once in a purple polka-dotted green moon (even rarer than a silver moon which is even rarer than a blue moon ;) :D ) OS X and other Apple software can crash too...

    Attempt to force quit first (right-click on the Software Update and click force quit or use cmd-opt-escape). If that doesn't work and only if that doesn't work do a force shutdown.

    The reason for this is that if Software Update hung on a system file and you force shutdown, it could cause serious problems.

    If nothing works still, do a clean install as it's a new system anyways.

    edit: guess I was a little late

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