Lion Software Update vs. Standalone Update

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by arubinst, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. arubinst macrumors 6502

    May 26, 2008
    Lausanne - Switzerland
    Hi there,

    I'm about to update Lion to 10.7.1 and I noticed that standalone update weighting 79 MB is already available on Apple's website.

    I know these downloads (standalone and combos) target scenarios where several Macs need to be updated, allowing a single download.

    Being a long time Mac user, I usually download Combo Updates. I've always felt more confident using the combo rather than letting Software Update automatically determine my delta update. I actually don't have any technical reason for this. I've used automatic Software Updates more than once and never had a problem.

    So what are your thoughts on this?
    Just let Software Update do its job or manually download and install the 79 MB update?
    Anyone with some technical background or good/bad experiences on this?

  2. ivsetiaw macrumors newbie

    Dec 20, 2010
    Just use software update, you will be fine. It is not definitely there for nothing. :)
  3. RamGuy macrumors 6502a


    Jun 7, 2011
    I guess this is because the standalone download is supposed to support all systems, while the one you get through Software Update is a specific one for your system model or something in that route.
  4. arubinst thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 26, 2008
    Lausanne - Switzerland
    Thank you guys. I finally took the "long" route and downloaded the standalone update (it took 6 sec. to download and just a couple of min to install :rolleyes:)


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