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Here we go again....10.6.7 doesn't kill anything

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a brody Level 9 Level 9 (62,025 points)
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Mar 22, 2011 4:56 AM
In the words of the famous fictitious spy series protagonist, James Bond, "Always have a backup plan." That is true regardless of what computer you have, anytime you install anything new, you should have at least two backups present. They can be printed or digital, but the point is, you don't have to recreate anything from scratch. 10.6.7, like any update is there to improve or add features of an operating system. It is not there to fix pre-existing conditions that make a system slow, or inoperable. If your system is unhealthy, backup, or use data recovery, and then ask for help here how to solve your problem. Make sure all your software and hardware is known to work with the update before applying it. Ask here if uncertain first. And remember updates don't kill anything, they only shed light on hardware or software that may already be marginal because they are sensitive to that.
An Apple user since 1981, Mac OS X (10.6.2), - * Links to my pages may give me compensation.
  • woodmeister50 Level 4 Level 4 (3,690 points)
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    Mar 22, 2011 6:49 AM (in response to a brody)
    You said a mouthful brody and I agree with you completely!

    What gets me is the number people that depend on their computers for business
    and have no backup and no alternative means to continue working. As cheap
    as hard drives are these days, there is really no excuse. Especially with OSX when
    you can clone a hard drive and then just reboot externally. Then they cry when
    something breaks with some/any upgrade and how much time they lost.

    I know its a real bummer when it happens, but s**t happens so you need to be prepared.

    As for me, I don't install any sort of updates when I am in the middle of a
    very important project. When I do an update of any sort, I do the usual permission
    repair, disk check and repair if needed, and then do an incremental clone to
    an external drive, then I install the updates. This way if something does get trashed,
    I can reboot to the external drive and if I am on some time constraint, continue working
    with that until I can fix the problem, or I can just unconditionally clone the external
    back to the internal.
    2.4 GHz Macbook (early 2008), Mac OS X (10.6.6), iMac 24"(9.1),Mac Mini(2010),iPod touch(3G),Airport Extreme802.11N
  • macjack Level 9 Level 9 (50,445 points)
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    Mar 22, 2011 7:01 AM (in response to a brody)
    What is your question?



    -mj
    iMac 24" 2.16 GHz 3GB RAM/22" external HP display, Mac OS X (10.6.5), iMac 2.16 GB /iPhone 3GS/ iMacG4 / LaCie d2s/UPS
  • Simon (UK) Level 4 Level 4 (3,565 points)
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    Mar 22, 2011 7:05 AM (in response to a brody)
    It's interesting that you haven't updated past 10.6.2 though


    OOPS!

    OOPS!
    Mac OS X (10.6.7), | Seagate External HDs | Belkin Wireless N | iPods
  • macjack Level 9 Level 9 (50,445 points)
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    Mar 22, 2011 7:12 AM (in response to a brody)
    Well the last update ate my Mac, my cat and a school bus!



    -mj
    iMac 24" 2.16 GHz 3GB RAM/22" external HP display, Mac OS X (10.6.5), iMac 2.16 GB /iPhone 3GS/ iMacG4 / LaCie d2s/UPS
  • Bob Lang1 Level 5 Level 5 (4,080 points)
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    Mar 22, 2011 7:41 AM (in response to macjack)
    macjack wrote:
    What is your question?


    As a point of information, marking a thread as a question is optional, this thread isn't marked as a question, and there no requirement for threads to be questions.

    Bob
    Mac Book, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • wjosten Level 10 Level 10 (91,370 points)
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    Mar 22, 2011 8:31 AM (in response to a brody)
    After I updated to 10.6.7, the IRS notified me they were doubling my tax refund; a crew showed up at my house & cleaned/stained all of my outside decks; when I plugged my 3GS in to sync, a message appeared in iTunes saying "Congratulations, as a loyal updater, we're sending nanomites down the line to turn your 3GS into an iPhone 4. The whole process should take no more than 1 hour." I couldn't be happier and can't wait for the next update .
    MacBook Pro
  • Martin Pace Level 5 Level 5 (5,075 points)
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    Mar 22, 2011 8:33 AM (in response to a brody)
    The problem is, the people who don't have a back-up plan don't read these forums. If they did they would have a plan. They only come here after it's too late.

    Hopefully, though, a few are coming to these forums with other issues and will see your post.
  • Bob Lang1 Level 5 Level 5 (4,080 points)
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    Mar 22, 2011 8:34 AM (in response to a brody)
    I use Windows 3.1 for exactly the same reason!
    Mac Book, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • Finnur Bardarson Level 2 Level 2 (195 points)
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    Mar 22, 2011 9:17 AM (in response to a brody)
    I am never going to buy a new car it will crash immediately for sure
    Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.6), FCS 7
  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (11,880 points)
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    Mar 22, 2011 10:21 AM (in response to a brody)
    a brody wrote:
    Why should I? I have a system I'm happy with....

    What about all the security patches?
    iMac 21.5" 10.6.5, iMac G3/400 10.4.11
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