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Hi there,

I need help... I have Mac OS X 10.5.2 and I do my software update and it says I need the Mac OS X 10.5.8 Combo Update. When I go to download it... it takes all night and only get 1 /4 o the way downloaded. It pretty much gets stuck. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Rob
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I suggest getting a decent download manager than can manage and download your files better than the built in one. For FireFox try DownloadThemAll plugin from DownThemAll! 2.0.7 Download - Freeware Files.com - Internet Category
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Thanks for the advice

I just realised though that I have actually written the wrong thing (lack of sleep etc!). Downloading is fine, its actually the installation that is taking forever. As I said I've left it for hours but it never seems to get past about 10% the configuring software bar. Is this normal?
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No it is not normal.

When you download, go into the menu bar and select download only. The file will be in the Download folder, drag to desktop, run Repair Permissions, double-click and run the update and when completed reboot and run repair Permissions again.

Stay well away from any download manager other than within the OS X system.

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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Thanks again for the advice. Everything was goign as you suggested (all downloaded fine, permissions repaired etc). However when I tried running the update, it crashed in exactly the same amount of process along the process bar.

I'm wondering if the downloaded file was somehow corrupted during download (can such a thing happen?). Either way, save wiping the laptop and starting again from scratch, I don't know what to try next.
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The file could be corrupt. Try downloading the file direct instead of using Software Update - link.

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Hi!

Thanks for that. The update I downloaded from your link did the trick. Its running like a song now.

Thanks once again for your help

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