Find My Mac still greyed out after update

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  1. ekundayo macrumors newbie

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    Anyone else having this problem?

    I downloaded the Lion recovery update through software update (though I did it AFTER downloading 10.7.2), and restarted, yet in my iCloud pref pane, find my mac is still greyed out and says "Recovery system update required" below it.

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. faible macrumors newbie

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    i have the same problem.
    did u use the GM of 10.7.2 and then rolled back to 10.7.1 and then installed the official update?
     
  3. BadaBing!! macrumors 6502

    BadaBing!!

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    Not sure (and don't really make sense) but IIRC, I had to update to iPhoto 9.2 from the AppStore in order to get that feature... :confused:
     
  4. faible macrumors newbie

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    "Run Disk Utility, and Verify Disk.
    You will likely notice errors that require you to reboot to the Recovery Partition, and run Disk Utility from there, to "Repair Disk".

    After running Repair Disk, reboot to the main partition, and run Repair Permissions from Disk Utility.

    Then install the Recovery System Update again.

    I bet your problem will be solved."

    this fixed it for me. found it on the apple discussion boards
     
  5. LapsangSouchong macrumors 65816

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    This is exactly where I am. I have an appointment at the genius bar for another issue, so I think I'll let them handle it. I can't seem to locate the jump drive OS that came with my machine.
     
  6. faible macrumors newbie

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    jump drive os?
    just restart and hold "alt", then select the recovery partition
     
  7. LapsangSouchong macrumors 65816

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    Lol it's six am! I just remembered how to do that. Doing it now and was hoping to edit my. Post before anyone saw. :eek: thanks for the help though.
     
  8. faible macrumors newbie

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    it's 2:56 pm here, sun is shining :p

    well thanks to the guy on the apple board... btw.. first time i didnt do it exactly like he said and it didnt work. follow his instructions exactly!
    cheers
     
  9. LapsangSouchong macrumors 65816

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    Yes my brain went old school and said "must find OS install disc." I rebooted in recovery and am running through it now. Thanks again. Cheers
     
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    Here's hoping!
     
  13. MacOSLionTips macrumors newbie

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  14. ekundayo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    As described, I found out my startup disk needed repair, booted into recovery to do that, THEN returned to normal and ran permissions repair, THEN re-installed the manually downloaded recovery update, and bingo!

    Agreed - hopefully I never need to use it!
     
  15. aneagle, Oct 17, 2011
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    aneagle macrumors newbie

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    I went more than once through every step with Disk Utility and re-install RecoveryHDUpdate but Find My Mac is still grey until I Click "Enable Journaling" in Disk Utility so the startup disk becomes Mac OS Extended (Journaled) and after re-install RecoveryHDUpdate Find My Mac works.
     

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