How do I delete updates from Software Update?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Patrick327, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. Patrick327 macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    I had a program installed on my Macbook Pro and there were some updates available for it on Software Update that I never bothered to install. Anyway, I uninstalled the program, yet the updates are still on the Software Update list. I can choose to ignore them, but that really bothers me because they're still there. I want them completely gone, not ignored. When I run Software Update now, it says that my software is up-to-date, but it has this really annoying part that says "except for the updates on your ignore list" or something like that. Is it possible to delete them from Software Update permanently and not simply ignore them? I'm kind of a neat freak, so it really bothers me. I no longer have the program in my possession, so I can't reinstall it, download the updates, and uninstall it again.

    Thanks for your help.

    Patrick
     
  2. tsvb macrumors 6502

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    Can you take them off ignore? When you run software update again after that it should see that you don't have the software installed anymore and not show them...
     
  3. Patrick327 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, I tried that and they're still there. I'm also getting a 200MB update from HP that I don't want. I don't understand why you can't just delete the updates if you don't want them.

    Any other ideas?

    Thanks for your help, by the way.

    Patrick
     
  4. Patrick327 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  5. atlanticza macrumors 6502a

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    Lurking somewhere is the vestiges of an app. Have you tried something like App Zapper?
     

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