Can't update my mac

vandrv

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I have a mac mini that I am trying to update. I have very slow internet so downloading the update takes forever and twice now after going through the process i get the message that there was an error and I can't update. I have no idea what the problem is but hate the thought of trying this again. Is there a way I can download the update on a usb drive at work and the install it on my mac from there?
 

treekram

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If you're trying to update to 10.12.6, it's just been released and updates are slow just after the release because many people are updating. If you have a slow Internet, it's probably going to be worse.

You can try the combo update:
https://support.apple.com/kb/DL1931?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US
You can download it and it will be run locally from your computer. But again, it's just been released so downloads may be slow for a few days.

This presumes you're already running Sierra. If you're running an earlier OS, you need to download the entire Sierra installer.
 
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vandrv

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If you're trying to update to 10.12.6, it's just been released and updates are slow just after the release because many people are updating. If you have a slow Internet, it's probably going to be worse.

You can try the combo update:
https://support.apple.com/kb/DL1931?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US
You can download it and it will be run locally from your computer. But again, it's just been released so downloads may be slow for a few days.

This presumes you're already running Sierra. If you're running an earlier OS, you need to download the entire Sierra installer.
According to the app store I am updating to 10.12.5. I have downloaded it twice with no luck. It has taken about six or seven hours to download this file and I hate to go through it again. I have never had a problem updating before.
 
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DeltaMac

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It's a waste of time to keep trying to get the 10.12.5 update, when you can use the 10.12.6 combo updater that is linked in treekam's post #2. That update will install on any version of 10.12 from .0 to .6
Also, much quicker to download less than 2GB, compared to more than 5GB for the full install.
 
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