Software Update not updating

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Apple2, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. Apple2 macrumors member

    Apple2

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    Providence, RI
    #1
    I am running Snow Leopard. A few times a week, the classic "You have software updates" window pops up on my screen. However, it does not allow you to press any of the buttons, either continue, cancel, or view. Whats more, it won't let you quit, and I have to use the force quit menu to get rid of it. You do not need to restart to complete the update. The bug has been happening for a few weeks, and it is kind of annoying not being able to update. Any ideas?
     
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601

    alust2013

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    #2
    Try clicking the apple in the menu bar and manually going to software update from there. That should hopefully allow you to update your software.
     
  3. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Milwaukee, WI
    #3
    Corrupt com.apple.SoftwareUpdate.plist file?
    [HD/Users/YourUserName/Library/Preferences]
     

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