Mac OS Software Update? (Running in Background?)

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Bocheememon, Sep 27, 2008.

  1. Bocheememon macrumors regular

    Bocheememon

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    Location:
    Fertile, MN
    #1
    Hello everyone.

    I had the usual pop-up reminding me that there were updates available for my OS. It oddly reminded me of the same message I got back in my XP days.

    Well, here is the thing.

    I live in a rural area with an okay DSL connection.

    So tonight, while doing my usual backups, I decided to select my updates, which total to about 300mb.

    The thing is, they were already downloaded. I never once remember having software update download those items.

    Does Software Update run in the background in Leopard, while it fetches the updates without the user's notice? I looked online and haven't heard of this.

    For all I know, I may have ran it earlier and didn't install, but I usually do my updates when I have a cable connection.
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

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    Mar 23, 2005
    Location:
    Indianapolis
    #2
    Software Update will download important updates automatically in the background in Leopard. Take a look at the Software Update Preference Pane. ;)
     
  3. Bocheememon thread starter macrumors regular

    Bocheememon

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2006
    Location:
    Fertile, MN
    #3
    Bah!

    Bah!

    I was just checking Preferences before I checked my post.

    Thanks for the tip!

    :)

    Well, that would explain the slow connections I've been having lately.
     

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