Question about 'Software Update'

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by marcel-v, Jul 4, 2009.

  1. marcel-v macrumors regular

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    Hi guys, I'm updating Leopard as we speak and its about half way (350MB) and was wondering if I shut my computer down now will it resume where it left off or start from the beginning?

    Cheers, Marcel.
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    I would suggest not shutting down while updating at all ;)

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  3. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    I agree

    baaaaaaaaaaaaaaad things happen when you shut down during a update

    dont do it unless you like reinstalling os's the following morning and updtating it allllll over again
     
  4. marcel-v thread starter macrumors regular

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    Oh no, I actually mean its downloading with the software updater. The system itself isn't actually updating now. So I guess the question is, will the download restart from the beginning?
     
  5. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    It saves the progress and next time you open Software Update it will start downloading from where it left off, yes.
     
  6. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    I understood what you said, but I would still not shut down unless I had, but that's just me

    I *think* it would start over completely
    Edit: see above for a differing opinion <smile>
    I have never aborted a download, so I have no direct knowledge


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  7. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030

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    I'm with Dawg. I'm pretty sure it will restart the download if you abort.

    I'd just let it go.
     
  8. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    No, it saves the progress and I know that for a fact. If my internet times out or if I press "stop" while Software Update is downloading something, it will pick up from that spot next time I open it. Software Update also changes to reflect that - selecting the stopped item will show "Partially downloaded (--%)" at the bottom of the Software Update window.
     
  9. surflordca macrumors 6502a

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  10. sammich macrumors 601

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    Completely true. The internet here is slow, so I stop it momentarily when I want to use the internet unfettered.
     
  11. sammich macrumors 601

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    That's not what he's talking about.

    In any case, it really doesn't matter if downloading is done over several sessions. All installer data is compressed and likely to undergo some checksum before initiating the installer process.

    If you want to be uber paranoid, download in a single session, I have heard people with problems regardless of download method. They'll download the same update multiple times and still get the same error. This isn't a cause of the problem.
     

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