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    Clean SL install including updates?

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    Question Clean SL install including updates?
    Hi everybody!

    I'm about to do a clean install of Snow Leopard. I currently have a 10.6.5 install DVD and I'd love NOT to have to install from it then perform an update. Is there a way to install Snow Leopard with all of its updates up until now?

    I remember from the dark side that I was able to slipstream service packs and security updates into an installation disk which enabled clean installs without the need to sit in front of an updater for hours.

    I did search the forum and I noticed most clean install threads turn into "why do you want to clean install?" Please in advance, in an effort to remain on topic, just assume my mind is made up and the reason unimportant. I really would just like to know if Snow Leopard can be installed with updates intact to avoid having to update immediately after my clean install.

    Thanks for your pointers, advice, suggestions, and links!

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    Clean SL install including updates?

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    Not likely. But if you go to Apple's site you can download combo updaters which should help a bit. I'm not sure there's even a DVD-based current SL out there, and you'd need one specific to your machine. If you are doing a rather minimal installation, then the updater isn't going to present much of a problem in terms of time or effort.

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    Clean SL install including updates?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gordian View Post

    I'm about to do a clean install of Snow Leopard. I currently have a 10.6.5 install DVD and I'd love NOT to have to install from it then perform an update. Is there a way to install Snow Leopard with all of its updates up until now?
    Be happy your SL install disk isn't version 10.6.0 (like mine is)!

    Usually there's a "combo update" that will get you from 10.6.5 to the latest version of SL (10.6.8)...and usually that's what "Software Update" will do when you run it (a single download & install). But you may have separate other updates for Safari, security updates, and other apps. to do.

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    There used to be a piece of software that would do what you want. It has not been updated in some time and I don't think I have seen it used since about 10.3. Best bet is the combo updater as Nick suggested.
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