Rmoving Updates

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by iguess25, Jul 21, 2007.

  1. iguess25 macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2007
    #1
    How do you remove apple updates? It's the audio update... Control panel? Im a new mac user..
     
  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604

    iBookG4user

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2006
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    #2
    What you do is an archive and install, that will put the systems setting back to how they came when you first received the computer. Then install all the updates except the one that you don't want.
     
  3. iguess25 thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2007
    #3
    hmm

    Can I just uninstall the updates I dont wont imstead of losing my programs like photoshop, dreamwear etc/?
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2004
    Location:
    Adelaide, Australia
    #4
    Not really. Why do you want to remove the update? If you read through the handsome and well hung iBookG4user's link you'll see that an Archive & Install should retain all your apps, files and settings. It's really quite easy to do. Having said that, it might be overkill depending on what you're wanting to achieve. :)
     
  5. iguess25 thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2007
    #5
    hmm

    Cause it's like I hear a real real low humming noise since i installed the update.. is a noise common? it sound like ummmmm its real low.. is that cmmon? just wanaa uninstall the update.
     
  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2004
    Location:
    Adelaide, Australia
    #6
    Yeah, there've been a few complaints about humming but I associated it with the 10.4.10 update rather than the audio update. Nevertheless, there seem to be a few tricks that have worked for some people. What sort of Mac do you have? Is your screen at full brightness? :)
     
  7. iguess25 thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2007
    #7
    yes i install the 10.4.10 update it said it was required.. man I really wih i would ave never updayed anything. the MBP Sr 2.2ghz yes i think its fully bright.. can i just remove it?
     
  8. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2004
    Location:
    Adelaide, Australia
    #8
    Nah, it's not that simple. These are system updates so instead of removing them, try that Archive & Install method. Make sure everything's backed up beforehand, but a backup shouldn't technically be necessary. Update to 10.4.9 once the reinstall is complete and you should be set. :)
     
  9. iguess25 thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2007
    #9
    ok --will i lose photoshop and dreamweaver? well i just reinstall it if so.
    what i just delete the old folder to save hd space?
    which updates to get? question I should hear any noise or breathing-and low low humming on a new srp mbp ?
     
  10. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2004
    Location:
    Adelaide, Australia
    #10
    In theory, you shouldn't lose any apps. OSX keeps the system folder separate to the user folder and even the apps folder. Having said that, sometimes an app might not work after an Archive & Install but a reinstall of the app usually fixes that, or even trashing the app's preference file...

    Also, you can delete the old version of your System Folder once the new system is up and running. :)
     
  11. iguess25 thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2007
    #11
    ok

    once I do this which System Folder do I delete? Where do i find my old System Folder to delete? Also where will the new one be so I want delete it? anything else to delete?
     
  12. iBookG4user macrumors 604

    iBookG4user

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2006
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    #12
    It should be a folder called Previous System, or something similar to that. That's all you have to delete.
     
  13. iguess25 thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2007
    #13
    where will it be found at? ok ill find it-i just dont wanna ruin my sweetheart... any update thats crucial thats a must to put back on my mbp?
     
  14. iBookG4user macrumors 604

    iBookG4user

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2006
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    #14
    It should be on the topmost level of your hard drive, when you click on "Macintosh HD".
     
  15. iguess25 thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2007
    #15
    When I install disc1 do i click on mac osx and bundle installs or optional installs?
     
  16. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2004
    Location:
    Adelaide, Australia
    #16
    Mate, the process is outlined quite clearly in iBookG4user's original link. :)
     

Share This Page