Possible that 10.8.5 installed on it's own?

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  1. martosprint macrumors 6502

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    I have two iMacs, one an older 2007 and and a new late 2012. I wanted to download the new version 10.8.5 on both computers, but for the past two days I went into software update  and it kept saying no updates available. Just now I clicked on the  about this Mac and it said version 10.8.5 on both computers. How could that happen without any intervention on my part? I find it very strange that how could it have downloaded and installed 10.8.5 on both iMacs without me knowing about it nor seeing anything? If I don't get an explanation in this forum I will call Apple and ask them the same question. I have applecare on the new 2012 iMac. I will wait for any replies here first to my question before I give Apple a call.
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  2. fisherking macrumors 601

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    someone else in the household? or have you rebooted lately? (in which case...you would likely have done it).

    otherwise, i'm guessing...ghosts. seems more believable than 2 macs updating themselves...
     
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    thanks for the reply. I am the only one that uses both computers. I called Apple support and they said there is no way that it can do it on it's own, and the tech was stumped also. He also said that as long as it shows 10.8.5 in About this Mac and i don't have any problems to just let it go. I am now downloading 10.8.5 on my older iMac from Apple's website and will see how it goes.
     
  4. fisherking macrumors 601

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    seriously, the system is not designed to automatically update the OS. perhaps it popped up, you clicked it without thinking? again, did you restart anytime BEFORE noticing you're at 10.8.5? you must have...
     
  5. martosprint thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No, No and again no, there was nothing for me to click on to download and install. Like I said I just saw in about this Mac and it said 10.8.5 on both iMacs. I know it would have been impossible to download and install by itself, which is what the Apple tech also said when I talked to him. But what I did a little while ago is download 1085 from the apple support website on both computers and the installs went without a problem. If 10.8.5 had been installed prior to downloading it again it would have mentioned that it was already installed, which apparently it was not. It's still a mystery why 1085 had previously shown up in "about this Mac. The tech didn't know how that could have happened. He had no answer for it.
    thanks for the reply fisherking
     
  6. benwiggy macrumors 68020

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    You can REinstall an update without warning.

    Did you shutdown your computer at any stage? It's possible to download the update and then have OS X run the installers then.
     
  7. fisherking macrumors 601

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    if you installed the combo update, and NOT from software update, there would be no warning that 10.8.5 was already installed.

    anyway, be nice to your ghosts...:cool:
     
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    I don't think so, but is there an auto update setting in the app update preferences?
     

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