Software Update Installations

Discussion in 'macOS' started by XnavxeMiyyep, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. XnavxeMiyyep macrumors 65816

    XnavxeMiyyep

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    In previous versions of OS X, when I ran Software Update, everything would install in the background while I used my computer. Now, in OS X 10.6 it shuts down the OS and wastes time installing while I cannot do anything else. Is there a way to bring the old behavior back?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    It depends on the particular update(s) being installed. Even on earlier versions, if updates require rebooting, they do so.
     
  3. XnavxeMiyyep thread starter macrumors 65816

    XnavxeMiyyep

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    They would require rebooting, yes, but even minor OS X updates would install in the background while you could use your computer, as opposed to now, where they install in front of a useless blue screen.
     
  4. VPrime macrumors 68000

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    It depends on the update and what it is doing to the OS.. They generally have a little arrow indicating wether or not you need to reboot.
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    Even in the past, some updates would be applied in the background, then you rebooted. Others rebooted first, then applied the updates before you could come back up. It's nothing new. It's happened both ways on Leopard, as well.
     

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