4 Replies Latest reply: May 10, 2012 2:54 AM by geoMac Barcelona
geoMac Barcelona Level 1 (0 points)

When I tried to update my 10.7.3 iMac using the BIG combo updater (MacOSXUpdCombo10.7.4 1.5GB) installer tells me I need 10.7 installed. This has never happened to me with a combo updater. I am going to try with the smaller (600Mb) delta updater.


iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)
  • a brody Level 9 (65,743 points)

    That shouldn't happen unless there is something corrupt in your system.  Be sure to backup your data, and remove the backuo before proceeding with the upgrade.

  • geoMac Barcelona Level 1 (0 points)

    I am a MacTonto! Of couse it works when you have Lion installed. I was trying to update my OTHER imac which still has 10.6.8 installed. Please ignore my post. Good luck to all you early updaters!

  • a brody Level 9 (65,743 points)

    I don't know the Tonto reference, but 10.6.8 can not be upgraded directly to 10.7.4 unless Apple ever releases a paid 10.7.4 USB key, or a Mac App Store purchase.  The free updates can only be applied to paid copies of 10.7.

  • geoMac Barcelona Level 1 (0 points)

    Brody: You are totally right. I was trying to upgrade the wrong Mac. I still use appleworks so that is the reason I keep my iMac frozen to OS X 10.6.8. MacTonto is a term of endearment that I use to refer to myself (tonto means stupid in Spanish). Thanks for replying.