Help: I cannot install "Software Updates" on my new MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by firstyearprof, Sep 25, 2007.

  1. firstyearprof macrumors member

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    Hi all,

    Sorry if this question is obvious, but any help would be much appreciated. I received notice for the "Software Update" for the "MacBook Mac Book Pro Software Update, V1.0". However, once I get to the box that says "New software is available for your computer" with the green check next to the "MacBook Mac Book Pro Software Update", I cannot install it. My only option available is "Quit" - the "Install" button is greyed out. I cannot check the little "Install" box either. I had this problem with another update recently too (which I just never got around to updating).

    Can anyone help me out here? I am running Mac OSX 10.4.10 (8R2218) and I have a MacBook Pro3.1 2.4 GHz with 4MB RAM. I am on my university network at the moment.

    Thanks in advance...
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    A *green* check mark means that Software Update just installed that update. I think the checkbox should normally be greyed out too. You can't install it again because it's already installed. I think you must have the Software Update preferences set to automatically look for and install new updates.

    If you don't have that selected, then when you open the software update, it checks for updates, shows you a list, you show which ones you do/don't want to install, and then the install button ungreys whenever you have at least one selected upgrade.

    Does that make any sense?
     
  3. firstyearprof thread starter macrumors member

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    Hmmm.... I bet you're right, because at the bottom it says "MacBook Pro Software: Installed". Doh!

    But I have to say it isn't exactly clear, because the main box says "New software available... etc" and the boxes say "Quit" or "Install". Not very user-friendly, mac! Bad mac!

    Anyway, yeah, I think you're right, and I'm a dope. Thanks...
     
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    Naw, like you said, it's a bit confusing that the top of the box says that Software Update found new software and then the dialog shows you all things that have already been installed. You'll get the hang of it, though. :)
     

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