Updates download but won't install

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by xxbrankxx, Jul 3, 2009.

  1. xxbrankxx macrumors member

    Jun 27, 2008
    Philadelphia, PA
    My iMac hard drive died and I got a new one installed from Apple and my dad's friend installed Leopard for me and he started to download and install the updates from Apple and I don't know if he stopped the install midway but when I tried to download and install them NONE of them install. I called Apple and they told me to try something in Disk Utility with "verify disk" and it didn't work still and then they sent me something about trying to Archive and Installing but it seems really complicated. Is there anything else I can try?
  2. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    Yes, you should do an Archive and Install at this point

    Put in the Leopard install disk
    Reboot your machine holding down the Option key
    Select the Install DVD

    Once it has booted, you will have the option to do a clean install or an Archive and Install

    Choose to Archive and Install

    Once that completes... you should be OK to run Software Update again

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]

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