How do I use combo update?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kurenaiz, Dec 20, 2008.

  1. kurenaiz macrumors member

    Dec 1, 2008
    I already update to 10.5.6 using the updater, but since the update, my machine cannot sleep on idle anymore.

    So, I would like to try the combo update.

    How should I proceed?
  2. SHADO macrumors 6502a


    Aug 14, 2008
    Well if you already downloaded 10.5.6, the combo update won't help you any. The combo update that apple just released is 10.5.4, 10.5.5, and 10.5.6 all bundled into one, and since you already have 10.5.6 installed, this is not going to help you.
  3. kolax macrumors G3

    Mar 20, 2007
    Download it from here:

    Then install it. It'll install just like any other update.

    Also, if you are having sleep problems etc, try resetting your SMC and PRAM.

    The combo update can fix problem that the straight 10.5.6 installer maybe caused. It is the first call when an update causes problems.
  4. sickmacdoc macrumors 68020


    Jun 14, 2008
    New Hampshire
    +1 for that! That is why I don't even run the straight updaters anymore- I just immediately download the combo and run it instead each time. ;)
  5. macrem macrumors 65816


    Mar 11, 2008
    In my experience, combo updates can be more reliable & I resort to them if Software Update causes problems, which as I recall happened to me once, then the combo installer fixed it (a permissions issue).

    For 10.5.6, Software Update did not cause any problems for me & sleep works fine.

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