7 Replies Latest reply: Apr 29, 2010 7:25 AM by varjak paw
orange1990 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Hello,

Could someone please tell me why or if it necessary to continually be updating the itunes software (or any of the macbook software updates in general)??

Also, when we update softwares, is it taking up and occupying more space (because I noticed updating itunes takes about 70 MB)? Or does it replace the previous edition of the itunes in terms of MB space on your computer?

(Sorry if my language isn't highly descriptive with proper technical terms.)

Thanks!!

13'' Macbook 2008 Model, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
  • Jolly Giant Level 7 Level 7 (25,440 points)
    updates (e.g. for iTunes or Mac OS X) usually come with enhancements, bug fixes, new features. updates improve compatibility with other devices (e.g. iPods, airport base stations).

    70 mb is peanuts in terms of HD space (unless you have a 40 gb HD) but if you're running short on space, you can always move e.g. your iTunes library (or photos, documents) to an external HD. external USB drives are dirt cheap these days (but stay away from WD drives).

    JGG

  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (169,830 points)
    does it replace the previous edition of the itunes in terms of MB space on your computer?

    And yes, it does.
  • orange1990 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    So when I install newer versions of itunes (or safari, ilife, etc) it doesn't take up more space? And does it delete the older versions from my computer?
  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (169,830 points)
    No, it doesn't take up more space; not significantly, anyway, though new features and capabilities may increase the size of the application somewhat. And yes, it overwrites the older version unless you move or rename iTunes prior to doing the update.

    Message was edited by: Dave Sawyer
  • orange1990 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thank you for your help!!

  • Book Author Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I just updated to the latest iTunes yesterday (9.1.1) and it keeps opening itself without my doing anything. How can I stop this?
  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (169,830 points)
    BA, I'd suggest you start a new topic with your issue (use the "Post a new topic" link at the top of each main topic page). It's generally better to ask a question as a new topic rather than as a reply in someone else's thread. It's more courteous to the original poster, and is more likely to get your question the attention it deserves.

    Regards.