trouble with software update 10.6.8 combined

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  1. josephcamp macrumors newbie

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    Hello everyone,
    I have a macbook pro 2009 and am running Snow Leopard 10.6.3 and need the necessary updates in order to run Mountain Lion. When I click on the software update under the apple icon at the top bar, it partially downloads the 10.6.8 combo update and then stops and gives me a message saying that either the download was damaged or it can't be saved on the disk, and a few times it said that there was a network error. I am using the apple airport extreme and it creates a wireless network from my college's internet connection. I am going to try to download the update over a different connection this weekend to see if that makes a difference. Otherwise, does anyone have advice for me? I appreciate your help very much....
     
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  3. josephcamp thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I will try that this weekend and see how that goes. Thanks.
     
  4. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    Follow Nermal's advice about the standalone...it's the best way to go.

    Also, I recommend you put 8GB of RAM in that MBP to run ML, if you haven't already.
     
  5. josephcamp thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The standalone update worked! Brian, how do I put 8 GB of RAM into my macbook pro?
     
  6. ScoobyMcDoo macrumors 65816

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    If you have to ask, you might want to hire someone to do i for you.
     
  7. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    Look it up at ifixit.com and see if it's something you can handle.
     
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