Sick of the updates...

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by Tamagotchi, Aug 18, 2015.

  1. Tamagotchi macrumors 6502


    Jun 13, 2013
    I've had to format the whole system twice (I crack it to the extreme), and it pisses me off to spend 3-4 hours downloading one beta update after the other to perform a clean install...

    When is Apple going to do a full install instead of the filthy delta updates?
  2. bbfc macrumors 68030


    Oct 22, 2011
    Newcastle Great Park, England.
    Because they focus on the update route. Why is there a need to clean install?
  3. RandomKamikaze macrumors 6502a


    Jan 8, 2009
    Do you have a requirement to run beta software? If not, then I'd suggest you stop as you missed the point
  4. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    The requirement to have to install each update in order is ridiculous. Until 10.11, Apple had provided interim full installers which made the reinstall process much faster.
  5. DeltaMac macrumors G3


    Jul 30, 2003
    Not likely that Apple will combine updates for a system that is still in testing.
    The combined updaters will return when the beta program is complete, and El Capitan is released.
    And, there's not much need to make a beta easy to reinstall.

    You are a beta tester. El Capitan is fairly stable, but does still have an occasional glitch. I have also had to reinstall once.
    If you have problems with the system, requiring a complete reinstall, then you should also remember one of the responsibilities that you agreed to when you signed up for the beta program - report your issue to Apple.
  6. Ritsuka macrumors 6502a

    Sep 3, 2006
    Last year they released a full installer every 3-4 beta, I guess this year they didn't think it was necessary. An alternative is to install the os and make a full backup with time machine.
  7. !!! macrumors 6502

    Aug 5, 2013
    I restored my iPod to 8.4 then upgraded directly to the lates PB.
  8. mikecwest macrumors 6502a


    Jul 7, 2013

    Good luck installing El Capitan to your iPod!
  9. Erdbeertorte Suspended

    May 20, 2015
    Perhaps he's am member of the developer support team. ;)

    I asked for a combo update or a direct link to DB6 and explained that I have always to install five updates after a clean install on several Macs.

    At first they weren't sure if I meant iOS 9 or OS X 10.11 and after I wrote again they told me I should be able to install always directly the latest Beta from the AppStore.

    Seems they don't even know, that iOS 9 is still at Beta 5 and it can't be installed on a Mac.

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