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Catalina Stuck on Setting Up Your Mac...

Robdmb

macrumors regular
Original poster
Nov 5, 2008
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Downloaded the update to Catalina but appear to be stuck on "Setting Up Your Mac..." Any suggestions? Thanks.
 
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robvalentine

macrumors member
Nov 21, 2014
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Same here ...:(
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theOmega

macrumors member
Oct 26, 2018
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Same here, restarting does the trick. Man, this has been the worse season of updates from Apple I’ve experienced, so much for it just works.
 
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s54

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Sep 25, 2012
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Wow. I can’t believe they released **** software like this.

Mine is stuck at the exact same point. I let it sit for 3 hours now...

Hoping that if I turn off the MacBook, it will fix itself. That’s what we have succumb to... ghetto fixes to make Apple software work.
 
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mm1250

macrumors 6502
Sep 3, 2007
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Min is stuck on the find my screen setup. Hit contuine but won’t go past that page.
 
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Corsig

macrumors regular
Jul 12, 2008
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Me too. It’s been a long time stuck on this screen. How long did you wait until you tried turning it off?
 
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benchap

macrumors newbie
Oct 7, 2019
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Same here. I waited about 20 minutes on that screen then Forced a shutdown. Restarted and took me back in without issue. Scary, but seems to be the nature of the beast.
 
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jbachandouris

macrumors 603
Aug 18, 2009
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Upstate NY
Mine says 'Install Update.' When I click on it, it starts downloading updates for 15 minutes. After the 15 minutes, the box for 'install now' shows up again. I click on it and the process repeats itself. Reboots do nothing.

I'm not even remotely surprised seeing as they released iOS 13 which was pretty much a beta.
 
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OverSpun

macrumors 65816
Sep 12, 2006
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California
After 6+ hrs on this screen and putting in my password every 20mins In the first hour then I left the house and let it do it’s deal.

I backed up first, here we go turning it off like everyone else did. Haha



edit: Worked out perfect by holding down power and turned it back on and no issues (yet).
 
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