What's up with all these bad software updates?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by SephirothXR, Jul 11, 2009.

  1. SephirothXR macrumors 6502

    Nov 27, 2008
    My MBP is arriving in 2 weeks and I keep reading about how all these updates keep messing up the MBPs. Will my MBP come with 10.5.7, or will it ask me to download it once I boot it up? I already ordered Snow Leopard so should I just not do any updates until I I install Snow Leopard?
  2. u49aa2 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 3, 2008
    Between Heaven and Hell
    No problem here (once had an update freeze, but this never affected my laptop performance). Updates are released to fix bugs and optimise security in your system, so i would advise to do it. I sure the majority of the people here had no problems.
  3. AdamLikesMusic macrumors 6502

    Jun 3, 2009
    I've never had an issue in regards to software with my MacBook Pro or my iMac, granted the MacBook Pro is only a month old.
  4. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040


    Sep 28, 2008
    10.5.7 has been pre-installed for a while now I think.

    10.5.8 will be out in the near'ish future, but you can hold out till Sept. for SL no problem.
  5. Teej guy macrumors 6502a

    Aug 6, 2007
    Just resist the temptation to install all the latest updates until they've been out for awhile and people have tested them. Most cases of people having problems are early adopters. It's a good thing they do though...lets people who need their systems to be stable to lay off for awhile until the kinks are worked out (if there are any)
  6. alecapple macrumors regular

    Feb 23, 2008
    I dont know what the problem with the firmware update is, but i installed it, and it essentially made my computer horribly slow, with the beachball popping up into the air every 30 seconds or so. It seems like in 2 weeks they should have the problem sorted out, but who knows.

    And btw the problem isnt with 10.5.7 (which does come pre-installed) its with some firmware update, or so i was told by an apple product specialist.
  7. 1ne macrumors regular

    Jun 16, 2009
    Canada Oil Country
    I recently got my 17" 2 weeks ago and my Serial-ATA says 3.0, so I assumed they installed prior and 10.5.7.

    Knock on wood. So far no issues with anything yet. Feel bad for the people with issues.
  8. Frosties macrumors 6502a


    Jun 12, 2009
    The 17" was not affected with this firmware as it always had 3.0, it was just the 13" and 15" Macbook Pro that had the slower bus speed. Reason why? Apple is not saying.
  9. CrazedVW macrumors member


    Feb 15, 2005
    Sandston, Virginia
    Like another poster said, when a new update is pushed out always wait a few days or so until you download and install it. And only do so after it looks like it's not causing any problems.
    When I first switched to Mac I used to download everything right away the instant came out. Then I got burned badly by the buggy 10.2.7 update years ago. (Anybody remember that? As I recall it's the only update Apple has ever pulled because it was causing so many problems.) Now I always give it at least a week or two before I download an update, especially ones to the OS.
  10. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040


    Sep 28, 2008
    There were some issues with the 10.5.7 update. I had the hanging issue happen with my 13" UMB. The install went butter smooth up through the point where it finishes the installation upon the reboot. The computer hung, the progress bar ceased to move (15-20min) and wouldn't reboot. I powered it off manually, and it auto-cycled through boot/reboot a few times, and then all was well.

    Seeing how nothing adverse happened, it's not really an "issue," but quite a few people on here and Engadget were mentioning that happening.
  11. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    I have always downloaded as soon as the updates were available and I have never had a single problem. I would say that is true of most users. On a Forum like this you will have people report problems, but for the vast majority of users, it is a non-issue.

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
  12. iBookG4user macrumors 604


    Jun 27, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    I've not had any problems with the latest software updates, my MacBook Pro is working as well as it has before I installed them.

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