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System Update Causing iMac to Hang
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Sosa
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Dec 15, 2011, 01:21 PM
 
I've been experiencing an unusually problem for the last few weeks: I have been unable to install the last couple of system updates due to the computer hanging while attempting to install them and reboot. I have an iMac running 10.7.2 and a few weeks ago when I was prompted to instal an update was when I first experienced the problem. Recently there was a new update for iTunes I believe, so I now have two updates pending.

Any idea what is causing this?
2011 iMac 2.7 i5, 16gb RAM, 1TB HD
Previous Macs: Apple IIc+, iMac 350 G3, iBook 700 G3, G4 Powerbooks 12" 1ghz & 15" 1.67ghz
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Dec 15, 2011, 01:28 PM
 
The two pending updates were iTunes 10.5.2 and Safari 5.1.2. I got the iTunes update to work by deselecting the Safari one, which is what is causing the computer to hang.
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Dec 15, 2011, 01:38 PM
 
Wow, now I managed to get the Safari update to work to. Maybe the trick was doing in individually, or maybe the iTunes update had a cure for the Safari one, since that's the one that caused the problem originally I believe. Who knows!
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