Stopping software update

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  1. Pagemakers macrumors 68000

    Pagemakers

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    #1
    I have tried to install a HP printer on SL and each time software update tries to find the drivers.

    The problem is each time I re-boot, software update pops up asking me if I want to download and install the HP drivers. If I say yes, it tries and once again can’t find them and so the process goes on and on.

    How do I permanently stop software update trying to install the Hp drivers?
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    #2
    Selecting the menu item update then Ignore update doesn't work (From the Software Update app)?
     
  3. Pagemakers thread starter macrumors 68000

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    #4
    System Preferences -> Software Update -> Uncheck Search for updates

    Now it shouldn't check for updates automatically so you have to do it manually.
     
  5. Pagemakers thread starter macrumors 68000

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    But I do want it to automatically check for updates, just not to keep prompting me to update a printer file that it can’t find anyway.
     
  6. Hellhammer Moderator

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    #6
    How about putting it to sleep instead of shutting down? I can't find a solution for your problem... :(
     
  7. Pagemakers thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks for all your workarounds. I just want it properly fixed.

    Maybe somebody else can help….
     

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