Update one computer, use update on another?

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  1. ^^ CoolMacLover macrumors regular

    ^^ CoolMacLover

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    Hay i have a question, are you able to update one computer (iMac) and send to either another imac or laptop?

    eg.

    Installed update 10.6.3 on my iMac, and I able to use that same update on my MBP WITHOUT having to download it again? Like using the update file i downloaded and installed on my mac and sending (via say bluetooth) to laptop and installing?
     
  2. teleromeo macrumors 65816

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    It should work if you download the file from Apple support manually, if you use software update I guess it's better to let the program download again.
     
  3. ^^ CoolMacLover thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'd do that, but i have a small (for me) download limit so i need to try and save internet as i can.
     
  4. Hellhammer Moderator

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    You can't do it now as I have no idea where the Software Update files go and I doubt anyone have. In future, look at Apple's support downloads, e.g. here is the 10.6.3 update you would need.
     
  5. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Software Update used to have an option to save update packages as it installed. I don't see it in Snow Leopard, but that may just be because my system is up-to-date. Regardless, you can always get them from Apple's support website.
     

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