Software update troubles

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ramen, Jul 13, 2009.

  1. ramen macrumors newbie

    Jul 13, 2009
    Every time i run a software update it would check for new software and load up to 75% then just stop. I have been having this trouble for about a month now and I ran it for 3 hours once and it still didn't gain anything. Anyone know how to fix this? :(
  2. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    Try this: Open up Home folder, click Library then Preferences. Locate and move it to the desktop, then try running Software Update again.
  3. angelwatt Moderator emeritus


    Aug 16, 2005
    Something to try out. Open Terminal and enter the following command,
    softwareupdate -l
    That's a lowercase L at the end. The command will list any software updates you need, just like the GUI version.
  4. thom.hannah macrumors newbie

    Jan 22, 2010
    Software Update - error 1001

    Thank you for this simple help! After over 1 year of trying I can finally update my system! Thank you!

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