My macbook pro froze during an update...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by xGoHawks, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. xGoHawks macrumors newbie

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    It's been frozen for over half an hour while installing 13 updates (I don't know what they were, I just know it told me I needed them). It's current status is "configuring installation".

    I haven't tried anything for fear of messing it up... what should I do??
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

    BlueRevolution

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    Hold down the power button to turn it off. You will probably corrupt the operating system in the process, but if you insert the system's restore disks and do an archive & install with "preserve user and network settings" selected, you'll be good as new. No data loss or need to reinstall applications or anything. Isn't OS X grand?
     
  3. xGoHawks thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well luckily it started right up after I shut it down, so there was no need to reinstall OS X! Thanks for the advice though, good for future reference.
     
  4. Jolly Jimmy macrumors 65816

    Jolly Jimmy

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    This has been a common issue for Leopard updates. Usually downloading the current combo update from apple and running that sorts everything out. No need to reinstall OSX!
     

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