Why am I no longer receiving Software Updates???

Discussion in 'macOS' started by meawanderer99, Mar 16, 2011.

  1. meawanderer99 macrumors newbie

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    I have a Macbook Pro OS X 10.4.11.

    It's about 3 and 1/2 years old. The last few months I have not been notified of any software updates like there used to be regularly.

    When I manually "check for updates" it says none are available. Looking in the history of updates, the last one I received was last fall.

    Why is this? Software is too old? My Apple Care has expired?

    And how do I solve it? Do I have to buy a new version of OS X?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    A lot of the new stuff is coming out for 10.5.8 or 10.6.6, so to get the new version (10.6.6), you would need to buy it for $30
     
  3. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Almost certainly because there are no updates for your computer. The update to OSX 10.5 or 10.6 (10.6 is the current version) is not free: you must buy the DVD.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    They're no longer developing 10.4, so the only Software Updates you're likely to get are fixes for serious security issues or updates to apps that you may have that are still being developed. If you want a newer version, you have to buy it.

    Edit: Sounds like there's an echo in here.... and I'm the echo! LOL!
     
  5. meawanderer99 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Cool, thanks for the quick answers, folks! I'll just go get the new version. :p
     
  6. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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