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Mac OS XP Level 1 (75 points)

Okay, so I open Softawre Update, and I see two entries in the Updates tab: Software Update (7MB to get 10.8.1) Restart Required and OS X Mountain Lion version 10.8.1. I hit Update All and a pop up askes me if I want to download Mountain LIon and it says (twice) in that popup OS X 10.8 is already installed on your computer. Are you sure you want to download it? So I hit continue. It downloaded Softawre Update, not 10.8, and didn't restart. Not sure what's going on? This new style of updating system software is weird, anyone else have this issue?


MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion, SSD, external display, Apple Remote
  • mende1 Level 10 (92,156 points)

    You have the installer in Applications folder or in an external disk. Delete it

  • cozar Level 2 (340 points)

    Just make a restart. I did.

  • Mac OS XP Level 1 (75 points)

    I do have the installer in an external disk, and I don't want to delete it. So wait, are you telling me that if I install the full 10.8.1, that it would actually update the installer file on my external hard drive??? (Please answer this, I would like to know where it would download to.)

  • mende1 Level 10 (92,156 points)

    You can open Finder and unmount the disk

  • Mac OS XP Level 1 (75 points)

    What I did was I quit the App store and hit Update just on the Softare Update part and it updated just fine. Now I'm on 10.8.1!

  • Mac OS XP Level 1 (75 points)

    Okay, I know but it's not an issue now, I'll just not update that item. But I still want to know if I do take the time to download the 4GB update if it would replace the external drive's installer file with the new version?

  • mende1 Level 10 (92,156 points)

    It will replace the older installer with full 10.8.1 installer

  • Mac OS XP Level 1 (75 points)

    Cool. I didn't know it could do that after I removed it from the Applications folder and put it in external storage.

  • DMerz Level 1 (20 points)

    Mac OS XP wrote:

     

    What I did was I quit the App store and hit Update just on the Softare Update part and it updated just fine. Now I'm on 10.8.1!

     

    That's the ticket and thanks for pointing it out! 

  • stevesol Level 2 (380 points)

    Same thing happened to me. I was given two choices, upgrade or install. I chose the upgrade. The delta upgrade to 10.8.1 went smoothly but the 1 Update Available remained on the App Store. I actually went through the entire 4.34 GB download, which DID replace one of two backup copies on one of my other internal hard drives. The Mountain Lion installer started, which I then quit, thinking I really don't want to do another complete install. The 1 Update Available notice, which had gone away while downloading, is now back again. Back to square one... Apple has a bug on its hands to fix. This appears to be a fairly widespread issue.

  • Mac OS XP Level 1 (75 points)

    I started downloading the 4GB update, and then I paused it and exed it out to delete it from Launchpad. The installer still seems intact on my external hard drive (unless that's a different copy, but I don't think so), and the update isn't showing up in Software Update anymore.

     

    So it looks like things are ok for me now, but still a bug Apple should address.

  • stevesol Level 2 (380 points)

    I found the solution through another message thread. If you have ANY copies of the original Mountain Lion installer app on ANY drive attached to your computer, the App Store will try to update it to the current version. You have to either let it update the old installer file or delete it or the App Store application will continue to insist that you have an available update.

  • benhorstmann Level 1 (0 points)

    I found a copy of the old installer app on an old backup drive and it prevented me as well.  Deleted and all was well.

  • Wolf Harper Level 1 (40 points)

    Well that's ridiculous.  I'm perfectly content leaving the installer at the deprecated version, and doing software update after I install.  Software update isn't 4 gig.

     

    What's not cool is asking me to do IMMENSE downloads for no good reason.  Those suck resources from other stuff, and sometimes make your ISP throttle you.

     

    I assume it searches all your hard drives to find the installer?   Will hiding it in a ZIP file prevent it from being found?

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