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I'll apologize straight up for a question that I suspect there is going to be a spectacularly simple answer to, and I should probably have been able to work out myself, but there we are......

If you own multiple Macs (I've got three), how can I do software updates, like the one that came out yesterday, without having to download the update three times? I assume it must be possible to download it to one of them, then grab that same file across my home network, but I don't know how to do it. When I run software update, it just downloads then goes right ahead and does the install.

Thanks in advance.

Paul.
post #2 of 6
Apple posts them on the support site. Example: http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1343
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Magic, thanks.

One quick question. What's the difference between an Update and an Update Combo? I see the Combo is a much bigger file size.
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Magic, thanks.

One quick question. What's the difference between an Update and an Update Combo? I see the Combo is a much bigger file size.

Combo if you don't have the immediately preceding version of the OS.

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Right. 10.6.5 --> 10.6.6 uses the update, going from previous versions uses the combo update.
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Right. 10.6.5 --> 10.6.6 uses the update, going from previous versions uses the combo update.

I see. So if I stay on top of it, it will actually be a reasonably sized file each time.

Thanks for your help.
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