Software Update can't find the update server. Make sure you are connected to the...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by a27, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. a27 macrumors regular

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    I got some eMacs for cheap and am currently cleaning them up.
    When I try to run Software Update on them, I get the message that says "Software Update can't find the update server. Make sure you are connected to the internet, then try again."

    These computers are definitely connected to the internet as I can browse from them.
    Is it possible that they are looking for an old update server?
    They're running 10.4.7 and 10.4.8.

    I've tried deleting the com.apple.SoftwareUpdate.plist file as described here but that didn't work.

    What do you feel?
     
  2. Bacong macrumors 68000

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  3. a27 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm a Windows user cleaning these eMacs up.
    Can you tell me where to go to download them?
     
  4. a27 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I feel the same. :p
     
  5. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    Go to Apple's site, then click Downloads. From the menu on the left, choose type Apple. The downloads you need will be in there.
     
  6. Ptyger macrumors member

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    Or... I can give you a link for the 10.4.11 combo update. You said eMacs, so I'm assuming you have PPC and not Intel procs.

    http://support.apple.com/downloads/Mac_OS_X_10_4_11_Combo_Update__PPC_

    Give that a shot, for OS updates.

    For other software (iTunes, Quicktime, etc.), you should be able to find the most recent versions of those on their respective pages at apple.com

    Good luck!
     

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