Is 10.12.6 unstable for anyone else?

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by WeezyWally, Jul 21, 2017.

  1. WeezyWally macrumors newbie

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    This update seems to have made my 2016 15 MBP slightly slower. I even had the whole system freeze up and had to hard reset. Also my caps lock got stuck on all caps and i had to restart to get lower case back. Its definitely not as smooth and the previous version for me...
     
  2. William Payne macrumors 6502a

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    I am confused by this as I haven't had any issues what so ever. Yet some people have had issues.
     
  3. flowrider macrumors 601

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    Nope - Running just fine on my cMP and MBA.

    Lou
     
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  5. Taz Mangus macrumors 68040

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    No issues on my 2015 27" iMac and my 2015 13" MacBook Pro.
     
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  7. dianeoforegon macrumors 6502a

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    Download the combo updater and run it over your install. If that fails, you can download the full Sierra 10.12.6 installer and run it over your data.

    Download macOS Sierra 10.12.6 Combo Update
    https://support.apple.com/kb/DL1931

    Post Date: Jul 19, 2017 File Size: 1.98 GB

    MORE INFO ON WHY RUNNING COMBO FIXES ISSUES

    Apple updates available from the Software Update application are incremental updates. Delta updates are also incremental updates and are available from Apple Downloads (software updates are generally smaller than delta updates). The Combo updates contain all incremental updates and will update files that could have become corrupted.

    Combo updaters will install on the same version as they're applying--no need to roll back or do a clean install.

    "Delta" updaters can only take you from one version to the next. For example: 10.12.5 to 10.12.6. If somehow the 10.12.5 is missing something it should have, and that something isn't changed between 10.12.5 and 10.12.6 it will still be stale after the delta update.

    Both options are considered safe, but as usual, you should always backup your drive first with Time Machine and clone backups.
     
  8. Taz Mangus macrumors 68040

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    I always apply a point release using the combo update.
     
  9. dan9700 macrumors 65816

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    can u please explain what a combo update is?
     
  10. Taz Mangus macrumors 68040

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    The combo update is a image installer that you click on and execute. You have to physically download and manually execute the combo update.
     
  11. dan9700 macrumors 65816

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    thanks on my 2017 MacBook Pro I just updated using software update would it better to do full install clean with full 10.12.6 download would it make it better
     
  12. flowrider macrumors 601

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    A Combo Update includes all the point releases in one update. It will update the original .0 update of the original release of the OS to the present, and anything in between.

    BTW, that is the method I use whenever I update a Mac OS.

    Lou
     
  13. Taz Mangus macrumors 68040

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    Many people use the software update. Others, like myself, use the combo update. It isn't necessarily better to do a full install each time.
     
  14. flowrider macrumors 601

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    ^^^^Unless there's something missing and making the after update OS unstable. Then a full install may solve the issue.

    Lou
     
  15. dan9700 macrumors 65816

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    im so confused whats better so I had 10.12.6 then just software update to 10.12.7 so it wouldn't make sense to do combo update or what be better for my ocd I wanna clean install from boot
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    problem I have is my Kerel_task is hititing so high on memory and cpu I never had that before on 10.12.7
     
  16. Taz Mangus macrumors 68040

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    Try applying the 10.12.6 combo update.
     
  17. robert1998 macrumors regular

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    Or try to reinstall the whole OS...
    I did that and things work better now :D
     
  18. dogslobber macrumors 68020

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    Maybe you stalled it wrong?
     
  19. macintoshmac macrumors 68000

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    A complete format and reinstall of 10.12.6 makes the 2017 notebooks perform about 5% faster, I heard. Battery life, on the other hand, gets improved by about 10 minutes.

    But, I heard, these notebooks perform better on 10.13.

    /s

    In truth, I have a question.

    I understand that most people who use their computers and have working lives just perform software updates through the normal update mechanisms available to the public such as MAS. Those who are more technically inclined/ face some difficulty/ got something broken using the said channel will then get a Combo update done. Sometimes, they may just default to that route, coming from experiences of wasted time using MAS and then having to download and run Combos just a little too often for taste. Rarely ever, do people think of full system reinstall unless there is something that has gone wrong cripplingly.

    So, my question is, do you really have the time for a full clean install and then reinstalling all your software and all that, in search of that ever-elusive "better"? That, too, for a point update?
     
  20. alien3dx macrumors regular

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    seem stutter in my 4GB mac mini .. late 2014..
     
  21. robert1998 macrumors regular

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    On 10.12.5 was it better? It was smoother?
     
  22. alien3dx macrumors regular

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    ya.. . i do mistake thinking apple osx same with linux which can configure a lot of thing. The only good i see finder don't eat a lot of memory. It's a bug like windows 10..Want to cache all image in searching.
     
  23. Olz macrumors member

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    10.12.5 seemed to run better on my 2016 MBP 15". Since installing 10.12.6 using the update process I've had issues with my bluetooth mouse connecting, and touch ID being flaky.
     
  24. webbsk8r macrumors newbie

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    That's interesting . I just replaced the HD in my iMac 2009 and about a week ago my system started to freeze up - totally frozen so that I had to hard start it - I was ready to give up when I saw your post - any fixes noted?
     
  25. robert1998 macrumors regular

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    Nope, still the same after these weeks...maybe Apple will release an update for this in the future ( before High Sierra releases)
     

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