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system software update not progressing
Posted by: Mr Downtown
Date: February 28, 2020 01:29PM
My desktop Mac has been bugging me all week about installing some stupid system update, so this morning I finally took a half-hour to Quit out of all the running applications and let it go ahead.

And . . . it's been stuck with the little progress bar at about 3% for the last 2.5 hours. Black screen with Apple logo, the progress bar, and "Installing Software Update" showing.

What do I do now?
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Re: system software update not progressing
Posted by: Speedy
Date: February 28, 2020 01:50PM
Typical. Ask again tomorrow morning if it hasn’t completed by then.



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
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Re: system software update not progressing
Posted by: Zoidberg
Date: February 28, 2020 01:54PM
I've stopped running it from the Preference Pane/App Store; I usually start into Internet Recovery Mode and run from there.



(BTW, it's spelled < y'all >.)
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Re: system software update not progressing
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: February 28, 2020 02:03PM
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Mr Downtown
What do I do now?

I'd wonder when my last Time Machine backup completed.... this stuff always makes me nervous!



rj
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Re: system software update not progressing
Posted by: hal
Date: February 28, 2020 03:11PM
I've forced shut down in this situation and it has always come out ok, not that I recommend you do that especially if you aren't backed up... but you are of course... right? When I've done it the computer just started normally - the update was actually completed. But I've NEVER done this on my own computer - just ones that I prep for selling. If the software exploded, there would be no loss.
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