Easy way to remove the 10.5.2 update?

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  1. TheNorthWaves macrumors 6502

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    I want to install - but if it sucks, is there an easy way to go back to 10.5.1?
     
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    Back up first. I recommend downloading the Combo update manually instead of using Software Update.
     
  3. TheNorthWaves thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I assume the combo update is the .2 + graphics?
    Where do I get it?
     
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  5. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I did a Time Machine backup before I installed the update.
     
  6. netnothing macrumors 68040

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    The combo updater does not included the Graphics update. You can download both. I installed the combo update, then ran Software Update to get the Graphic update.

    -Kevin
     
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  8. TheNorthWaves thread starter macrumors 6502

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    new stupid question - if the graphics update is not part of the combo update, then what's in the combo update? We're talking 340mb vs 180 for the regular one... just curious
     
  9. netnothing macrumors 68040

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    A combo update contains all the fixes and patches since 10.5 was released. So you can go from 10.5.0 straight to 10.5.2 with a combo update. It's also handy in that ou can install on multiple Macs without having to download the whole package everytime.

    The download you get from software update looks at what level your system is currently at now, and gives you the appropriate update.

    Not sure why Apple didn't bundle in the graphics update with 10.5.2, since it requires 10.5.2....maybe a late addition?

    -Kevin
     
  10. TheNorthWaves thread starter macrumors 6502

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    kevin why on earth do you have 11 gigs of ram?
    btw thanks for the clarification
     
  11. netnothing macrumors 68040

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    Why not! :p

    I do a lot of web development/design as well as video editing. 11GB allows me to have everything open at once.

    Plus I live by the motto "you can never have enough RAM!"

    -Kevin
     
  12. TheNorthWaves thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I live by the motto, "RAM or food?"
    heh - but I'm a lowly medical student. I don't believe in expiration dates.
     
  13. jakeopolis macrumors member

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    there is no easy way. i installed 10.5.2 last night and it killed my router. this morning i restored from a time machine backup and everything works again, back in 10.5.1.

    not everyone is having this problem so i'm not saying don't update, it might just be my particular router/macbook combination. but make a time machine backup first.
     
  14. Skiniftz macrumors 6502

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    Use Carbon Copy Cloner to image your drive to another drive or to a disk image. If you want to restore, boot from another drive, run CCC again and image it back. Good as new.
     

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