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a brody Level 9 (65,765 points)
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 5 (5,170 points)
    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.
  • a brody Level 9 (65,765 points)
    Agreed, that's my thinking exactly.
  • macjack Level 9 (51,639 points)
    What is your question?

  • a brody Level 9 (65,765 points)
    More like begging people to realize they shouldn't be too quick to blame what they don't understand, and instead ask questions as relevant to find out how to fix problems.
  • Simon (UK) Level 4 (3,565 points)
    It's interesting that you haven't updated past 10.6.2 though


  • macjack Level 9 (51,639 points)
    Well the last update ate my Mac, my cat and a school bus!

  • a brody Level 9 (65,765 points)
    Why should I? I have a system I'm happy with. Point is, people should update because of need AND preparedness. If you don't do both, that's when you run into problems.
  • Bob Lang1 Level 5 (4,080 points)
    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.

  • wjosten Level 10 (94,210 points)
    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 .
  • Martin Pace Level 5 (5,110 points)
    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 (4,080 points)
    I use Windows 3.1 for exactly the same reason!
  • a brody Level 9 (65,765 points)
    I wish that were true!
  • Finnur Bardarson Level 2 (195 points)
    I am never going to buy a new car it will crash immediately for sure
  • WZZZ Level 6 (12,875 points)
    a brody wrote:
    Why should I? I have a system I'm happy with....

    What about all the security patches?
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