Silly question about downloads

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Synapple, Apr 30, 2004.

  1. Synapple macrumors regular

    Mar 29, 2004
    Rome, Italy
    Just a silly question from a newbie...

    I'm getting an iBook in a week and an iMac as soon as updates are out.. I have a lame dial-up connection at home and a great broadband connection at work.. I was wondering: is it possible to get all the software updates for a new mac from a pc, save them on a usb pen and then transfer them onto the mac?
    It's just that the 64MB panther update is gonna be such a pain on my dial-up..
  2. leftbanke7 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 4, 2004
    West Valley City, Utah
    Most computers don't give a hooey about what it is you download, it's when you go to install it that you run into issues. Anyway, DLing onto your PC and transfering onto a USB pen should work. I usually do all the large upgrades for my Aunt's iMac as she has dial up and I have a broadband connection. I just DL them, burn them up and send them over her way.
  3. virividox macrumors 601


    Aug 19, 2003
    Manila - Nottingham - Philadelphia - Santa Barbar
    burning on cd is much better than usingg a usb drivve unless your usb keychain is pretty large (over 128)

    some of the updates are 30 mb plus, so when they add up it can get large

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