10.5.7 Update Problem

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Stang68, May 13, 2009.

  1. Stang68 macrumors 6502a

    Stang68

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    Hey everyone,

    I do not think my 10.5.7 updated correctly. I have a unibody. When I click on my battery icon it does not show the different profiles. I updated my brothers MBP (Santa Rosa) and he DOES have the profiles in the task bar. The main problem here is that his installed with no problems. MINE, on the other hand, was installing, it freaked out, and I had to force restart it. When it restarted, I had 10.5.7. Is there a way to kind of uninstall it and then reinstall it?

    Thanks, guys!
     
  2. Willis macrumors 68020

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    Few people have reported this.

    All I can say is to download the Combo Update and install again
     
  3. Stang68 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Stang68

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    Thanks for the suggestion, but I tried doing that already. Is there some way to downgrade to .6 and then go back to .7?
     
  4. Stang68 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  5. chstr macrumors 6502a

    chstr

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    I would reinstall leopard from the disk and then update again
     
  6. Stang68 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    When I do that, it clears the entire drive, right?
     
  7. kunze50 macrumors regular

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    From what I read everything should be fine. I think only the earlier 2008 & < laptops have gotton the battery power saving menu back and it should be normal for the unibodies to lack it. Not sure why. Also the forced restart seems common with this update, so it sounds like the update went perfectly fine.
     
  8. snowmoon macrumors 6502a

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    UMBP here 10.5.6 and no "profiles" in the battery menu icon.
     
  9. isethx macrumors regular

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  10. Stang68 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Stang68

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    I thnk Kunze50 is right...it only shows up if you have a Santa Rosa, for example. If you have a Unibody then we never had it.
     
  11. Mugwumper macrumors regular

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    Not unless you choose the "Erase and Install" option. I think many of us
    just run the combo updater, and if we're having "odd" problems, we might
    consider an "Archive and Install" which preserves system files in a "Previous
    System" folder.

    As noted elsewhere, "best practice" is to 1) download the updater onto your
    internal hard drive, 2) back up your internal hard drive (using Super Duper
    or equivalent) to an external FireWire drive, 3) repair permissions, and 4)
    run the updater from your internal hard drive. You shouldn't have any
    problems, but if you do, you can reboot and/or restore from the FW drive.

    Hope this helps . . .
     
  12. Genden macrumors newbie

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    My Update on my MacBook was around 285MB while the update on my 2009 Mac Mini was the normal 450MB... Is this normal? Both computers that they have updated to 10.5.7 when I click on "About this Mac" Thanks so much
     

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