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system software updates possible?

101 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Aug 12, 2012 3:39 PM by Pete Kroner RSS
Pete Kroner Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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Aug 12, 2012 3:32 PM

recently whwnever I try to opdate my system software from the finder the App Store app comes up. Is this the new way or .... it never says my system needs updating nor does it update my 4S, 3gs, iPad, Macbook Pro or this imac.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.7), 27", i7, 8 GB Ram..
  • mr.k99 Level 3 Level 3 (640 points)
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    Aug 12, 2012 3:34 PM (in response to Pete Kroner)

    Yes, as of ML all software updates are to be done through the mac app store. "Software update" (as its own application) is now nonexistant.

  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (221,010 points)
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    Aug 12, 2012 3:36 PM (in response to Pete Kroner)

    With Mountain Lion the App Store is the method by which you purchase and upgrade purchased software. It also replaces the old Software Update preferences for system upgrades/updates. However, the App Store has nothing to do with iDevice software. For that you use the iTunes Store.


    If you are using Lion or earlier system updates continue to come by way of Software Update.


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