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OS 9 Update question?
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Nov 19, 2000, 04:24 PM
Quick question.

After I've used Software Update to upgrade my OS to 9.0.4, can I get rid of all the files in the Update folder that is now on my HD (ie, "Upgrader files," "Tome," etc)?

What is this Tome anyway? Is this a compressed file? What application produces it?


PS: I do complete updates of my HD with Retrospect, which, I imagine, should eliminate any need to actually re-install system software. Right? Wrong?
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Nov 19, 2000, 05:17 PM
I prefer stand-alone updaters. Not only 9.0.4 (12MB) but half a dozen more updaters as well to stay current. And reinstall? Frequently. I also keep a backup copy of the clean install. So even if Software Update finds something, it usually shows up on the Apple Software Updates Recent.

At this point I have 400MB of downloaded updaters, software bought as an online download only (no CD), browsers and everything else.

TombViewer lets you have access to pieces in some updaters without running the installer which can be useful. Just keep it in Utilities or somewhere (Installers => Apple Updaters Folder).

I wish Apple would provide an updated CD more often. 9.0.4 is 6+ months old, lots of updates, and 9.1 is two months out at this point.

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