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OS X software updates download but don't install

I've got three 10.6 computers that won't install OS X updates. Checking for new software will show about a dozen updates (Security updates, Safari, iPhoto, printers, etc) and if choose install it ...
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Script to Open Quicken and update Accounts

I am trying to write a script that will open the Quicken Program and then execute a Shit Command U.. when it finishes updated the accounts, it will close the application. This is what I have. tell ...
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How to reduce the size of Microsoft Office installation (updates)?

In 2014 Microsoft has released several updates for its Office 2013 suite: these updates are huge: ~1 GB / update / month Microsoft proposes updates for some Office components that are not even ...
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Google Chrome Update changed my browser resolution [duplicate]

I just updated chrome and have hit a massive problem in its display it's like someone has lowered the rez and it is messing with everything my set up is 1920 x 1080 but chrome seems to be in a ...
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Windows won't check for updates, fails to update manually.

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 I've had this problem for about a year now. Unfortunately, I don't have enough reputation to post images directly on here yet, but I can link to screenshots I have uploaded ...
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Windows 8.1 on a Lenovo g500 laptop

Hope someone can answer this. I installed some windows updates yesterday (Sunday 17 August 2014) at about 10:30 am. The machine restarted and displayed a message saying it was working on updates and ...
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Realtek HD Audio is not getting sound to audio jack after windows 8.1 August 12th update

I'm working on a toshiba A665-S6050 with Realtek High Definition audio. I have a High Definition Audio Device Driver From windows and a realtek high definition audio driver. I installed the R2.75 ...
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How to install new packages on Cygwin?

I installed the latest version of Cygwin with a number of packages. I soon realised that I need more packages (such as wget, etc) and I couldn't find a way to install the new packages without running ...
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Install updates

I have set up my Windows 8.1 to download updates and install them according to my request (not authomatically). Now I see message at the right conner of login windows Importat updates are available. ...
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How do Microsoft hotfixes actually work?

I don't get how Microsoft hotfixes work in practice. Hypothetical example: Imagine a simple app – just one file, CoolApp.exe. Hotfix1 is released to resolve an issue. Later on, Hotfix2 is released to ...
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Windows 8.1 update keeps failing

I know this has been covered a little in previous questions, but I still can't pinpoint what is wrong or what is preventing the 8.1 update. First time on the forum, so please correct me if I'm in the ...
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Sign in to install important updates

Windows 8 started showing up this message 'Sign in to install important updates' in the bottom right side of the login screen each time after booting up. But each time when I login no updates are ...
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windows 7: Can I make it automatically download updates during one period and install them in another?

When Windows 7 is configured to automatically update at a certain time (say Friday 5pm), is that also when it tries to download updates, or does it pull in the updates throughout the week, and only ...
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Update AMD HD Radeon 7670m graphics card on HP laptop

I cannot get my AMD card to update to the new 14.4 Catalyst driver. I have an HP laptop that is only a year or so old with a Core i7 processor and an HD 7670m graphics card. What could be causing ...
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Installing Windows 7 with updates already installed

A search of the titled question reveals "dual booting with XP" and other irrelevant dated forum posts. I run a small business offering basic reformatting services, I have one reoccuring complaint ...
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how to use 1 microsoft account without two different (keyboard layout) laptops

i have 2 laptops one has the United Kingdom Layout and other has the United States keyboard layout , the problem is since i upgraded to windows 8.1 and logged in with Microsoft account the settings ...
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Failed Windows Update, Understanding Rollbacks

A little bit of background, I work as an network administrator for an investment banking company, if a computer isn't working then the directors consider that to be losing money, this means that is a ...
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Apt-get update issues on Linux Mint

I recently shifted from Ubuntu 12.10 to Linux Mint 10. The kernel version I am using is 2.6.35-22-generic When I try to update it using sudo apt-get update, I get the following error: Ign file: ...
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Given a list of KB numbers for Windows Updates, how can I find out what's in the updates?

I have this issue with a program I work on, where the program behaves differently on my development machine v. the QA environment. I suspect the difference between the environments lies in which ...
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Updating all of Windows Drivers [duplicate]

I recently had Linux Mint running as my sole OS, which I later decided to remove to reinstall Windows 8. Windows Update is current, however after the installation I found some missing functionality ...
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Laptop Hanging During Updating

I have a HP Probook 6560b Laptop computer running Windows 7 64bit and after a fresh reinstall, I installed various software that my company requires, I then hit shutdown to kick off the updating ...
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The Software Update tool shows already installed updates

The Software Update tool shows already installed updates. I already installed them a few times, clicking either the 'Update All' button or the individual 'Update' buttons. The apps are: Keynote, ...
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Windows 7 windows firewall updates error

I'm having a issue with windows firewall. I can't turn it on or off. I also can't edit it. And Windows firewall is requesting updates, but whenever I make those updates it still doesn't work. Here's ...
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Local Linux repository

Just like how you can setup a WSUS (Windows Server Update Services), can you also setup a local Linux based repo? I do a lot of Linux servers and would like to push the updates to my servers locally ...
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Xubuntu (Ubuntu 14.04) security updates don't pop up automatically anymore

Previously, for years whenever a security update was available it would pop up instantly. Even when they were pushed in the middle of the night and I was still on the computer. For some reason since I ...
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Updating Chrubuntu 14.04 kernel on Acer C7 (currently 3.4.0)

There was another, similar question on this here, but it's for old ubuntu versions, and the script no longer works. While installing, the script works fine until: + vbutil_kernel --verify /dev/sda6 ...
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Visual Studio SP1 update wont install

I've been trying for a couple days now to install Update for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 (KB2635973) and continue to get this error I even tried a manual download & install and ...
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Is it possible to get the last ever state of Windows XP from somewhere?

Now that Windows XP is technically "gone", many people still use it. Sometimes it's a necessity, and sometimes out of curiosity, people still use Windows XP. I have Windows XP in a VM and I was ...
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How do we apply the latest Windows Update?

I've just reformatted my computer and I was running Windows Update, but after installing the updates and restarting, I have more updates again, and even after those updates, I have more updates yet ...
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In which order should I install drivers, programs and updates after a fresh Windows install?

It's something I always have never been quite sure about... I usually go with drivers first, updates and then programs, but maybe it doesn't even matter at all...
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Why doesn't Android allow installation of drivers like Windows and Linux does? [closed]

We are all aware of Android's weakest point: Devices get updated to the latest version of Android months after it is released to AOSP, and in most cases they don't get updated at all. The main source ...
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Will restoring or upgrading Windows solve problems after a Service Pack installation?

I downloaded updates Service Pact 1,2 & 3. Now when I put a DVD in the computer, my camera software comes up, and I can no longer send pictures by E-mail. Do I have to uninstall software and ...
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How to know update size on the osX?

I pay for cellular internet and use a phone as a hotspot for a mac. I should always know how big the update for OS X is, however I cannot find any way to know the size before I start the download. The ...
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How can I update a clean install of Acrobat Professional 8.0.0 to the latest version?

When I do a clean install of Acrobat Pro 8.0.0 on my system and attempt to check for updates from the help menu I get an error about "unable to check for updates for Adobe Updater". Adobe provides ...
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How to Prevent Updates over Broadband?

My broadband connection is metered with steep price jumps at set levels of bandwidth consumption. The WiFi internet connections I use however are unlimited. Therefore, I would really not want any ...
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Is Internet Explorer 8 on Windows XP still supported?

Can anyone confirm if Internet Explorer 8 will continue to receive updates on Windows XP? I know that XP is now EOL but does that mean that IE8 on XP will no longer receive security updates either? ...
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Is it too late to get the last updates for XP? [duplicate]

Obviously there won't be any more updates for XP, since they stopped supporting it as of today. However I still have a couple of XP machines around that I don't use much, and they haven't gotten the ...
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How to disable the “Updates Available” warnings on a Mac

My MacBook continually reminds me that there are updates available for applications that I don't intend to update. So the crux of my question is basically this: How does one hide these "available ...
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Custom Firmware for Printers

Is there a way to replace the factory firmware that came with the printer with a custom firmware that allows you to use aftermarket or generic ink cartridges? A search on google doesn't reveal much ...
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Windows 8.1 Update

Not much earlier today, I read of an update for Windows 8.1 that would seem to bleed the classical and Modern UIs together by doing things such as adding the minimize and close buttons to the corner ...
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How do I stop Apple Software Updater from trying to install iTunes? (Windows)

Whenever there's a Safari or a Quicktime update the Apple Software Updater pops up asking if want to update. This is fine, however it also auto-checks a box that says 'Install Quicktime + iTunes' that ...
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Is there a way to know what driver is making my laptop runs slow?

I use a software (like Driver Genius, which is called DriverEasy) to download the latest drivers for my laptop, but after install all of them, the laptop runs slow, more than before. So, I want to ...
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Remove i486 kernel (retain i686 kernel) after install

I'm repurposing an older 32-bit machine. After a Debian install, I have the following GRUb entries: Linux 3.2.0-4-486 Linux 3.2.0-4-686 I don't need the i486 kernel. I have been deleting the i486 ...
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Repeating identical updates requests [duplicate]

Why do I keep getting updates requests that are identical? I install them and restart only to find "another update is ready to install".
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Disable Microsoft Office auto update pop-up.

When a new user runs an Office application on a new machine a popup appears asking if they want important updates. It then requires admin rights to apply the selected changes. If the user is ...
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Random installer pops up

A random installer pops up asking my language. It doesn't say what its going to install or anything. On Task Manager it says something like glb1be9.tmp when I close it a Vaio update window appears and ...
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Windows installer seems to be failing. Cannot install windows updates

I am working on a Dell Inspiron 660 desktop with Intel core i3-2130 CPU @3.40GHz with Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit. I was having issues installing a TurboTax update and it seemed to be a windows ...
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How do I disable Google Chrome silent updates?

I've done the instructions that I found online and Chrome is still automatically updating itself. I've downloaded and installed the ADM template so I can use Local Policy to disable updates. I've set ...
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How update manager works in ubuntu?

I have installed ubuntu 13.10 few days ago. How does update manager works ? Does it require password to install only or both download and install ? or it does download fully/partly without ...
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Update ubuntu using cyber cafe with Windows OS [duplicate]

At home I've Ubuntu, and to have access to the Internet, I've to go periodically to a cyber cafe (I can access the Internet through my cellphone, but its ridiculous slow and stops working very often). ...