Currently Being ModeratedFeb 14, 2013 9:14 PM (in response to michellevaucher)
Hi, are you n 10.5 or 10.7.5???
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 15, 2013 12:24 AM (in response to michellevaucher)
I am attempting to download available software updates.
There is rarely ever a need to download software updates. All the updates you need are available from the Software Update... in the Apple menu or System Preferences.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 15, 2013 1:06 PM (in response to michellevaucher)
Just spotted the discrepancy between what you asked and what your profile shows, so you will need to double check to see what OS your are using as BDAqua asked, but if it's 10.7.5 (Lion) then you are either looking for a Java 6 update from Apple (which has been disabled in your browser, has not and probably never will been updated) or Java 7 from Oracle. What is it you are trying to do?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 15, 2013 7:22 PM (in response to MadMacs0)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 15, 2013 7:50 PM (in response to michellevaucher)
My OS is 10.5.8
Is your iMac PPC or Intel? That might make a difference.
For some reason your screenshot wasn't there when I first looked, but now that it is I know you need Update 10 which can be found here.
One way to find out what version you have is to open Java Preferences (found in /Applications/Utilities/).
If it says J2SE 5.0 1.5.0_30, and Java SE 6 1.6.0_26 for 64-bit capable Intel-based Macs then you have all the updates available.
Message was edited by: MadMacs0
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 16, 2013 7:51 PM (in response to MadMacs0)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 16, 2013 8:05 PM (in response to michellevaucher)
What you have checked should work automatically for the required version, except the 32 bit 5.0 since Lion/10.7 is 64 bit mode.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 16, 2013 8:18 PM (in response to michellevaucher)
Looks like I'm getting closer to the answer. My iMac is Intel. From the attached of Java Preferances, can you tell which I should choose?
As I pointed out above, those are all very old and more unsafe.
What happened when you downloaded and tried to install the Update 10 that I gave you the link to? I tried it with my setup and it ran fine, but my iMac is PPC, which shouldn't make a difference, but it might.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 28, 2013 5:34 PM (in response to MadMacs0)
Dear MadMacs) and BDAqua
thanks for your attempts to help me. I simply wanted to download the Software Updates listed as available when I did the "Check for Software Updates" under the Apple menu.
I didn't anticipate them not working.
So, I've given up and am going to take my iMac to a technician for a cleanup and update.
Thanks again for your time.