Yosemite installation stuck on 2 mins remaining

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by thomasp, Jun 28, 2015.

  1. thomasp macrumors 6502a

    Sep 18, 2004
    I've finally got round to installing Yosemite on my 2009 unibody Macbook pro, and to be honest I'm already regretting it...

    For the last 45 minutes it has been stuck on the installation screen saying "About 2 minutes remaining" and the fans are spinning fast. What is the best thing to do? Force power off or else's emit until something inside melts? How likely is it to corrupt the installation if I force power off?

    Thanks for your help.
  2. ipooed macrumors 6502a


    Sep 10, 2014
    Let it go, I updated my early 2013 13" rMBP to yosemite and it sat at 1 minute remaining for well over an hour, The whole process was about 2 hours from start to finish.

    It will eventually finish just be patient
  3. vlug, Jun 30, 2015
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2015

    vlug macrumors 6502

    Jul 18, 2009
    You kidding me? I am on a 2011 Macbook and it took 5minutes.

    I mean fair enough your advice is sound I would wait it out a considerable amount of time before taking other actions but after an hour without any hint its not just crashed I would have tried a reboot. Not necessarily the best or right action but thats a long time for this update on your machine.

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