OS X :: Update Downloading Start Without Permission - Monitoring Possible

Nov 5, 2009

Recently I've been frustrated by having Mac OS X automatically downloading all software updates without asking. Sometimes I am on an internet connection where my downloading is limited and I don't want to be wasting the bandwidth on multiple updates that I don't need that urgently. I feel like earlier versions of OS X never started downloading the update without your permission to start the updating process. Is there anyway to ensure that the OS doesn't perform such tasks without having to resort turning off my wireless? I'm running 10.5.6 on a MacBook.

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OS X :: Apps That Start On Startup / Login Without My Permission

Aug 7, 2009

How do I stop intrusive apps from running at startup/login? I checked both libraries > StartupItems and System > StartupItems.

Long version + rambling:

So there is this intrusive app that I installed, and it keeps adding a folder in my Documents folder. Everytime I delete it, it comes back on startup.

I thought it would be much easier to find the file responsible for starting this app on startup, but I was disappointed. But I'm betting it's not as difficult as searching the Windows registry.

Anyway, it's not among the 'login' items, and I searched the main Library, and my User Library, and even the System's 'startup' folders, and found nothing. So what's the deal?

Before you make any accusations, the app I'm using is Parallels, and yeah, there's probably some preference I could change to stop it from doing that, but I would like to do this manually, and learn more about how OS X works. I want to stop the app from running without my permission when I log in. (I'm stubborn, and want to show this app who's boss around here!)

I'm thankful that in OS X, apps are much less intrusive than Windows ones, and they're only intrusive when I give them my password, from my experience at least. Am I right? But goodness I hate how intrusiveness followed me here from Windows. It would have been a deal breaker, had I known how many files (hidden or otherwise) it was going to scatter across my tidy Mac.

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OS X Technologies :: IMac Won't Start After Changing Permission

Jul 1, 2012

Intel Mac wont start after I changed my hard drive permission to let me read and write, then I clicked apply to all enclosed files. I turned it off no problem. Then it never started up again in os x. The grey screen with apple logo appears,then after a minute it restarts, and will keep doing that if i let it. I can start up in windows xp, but I don't know how to do anything in windows xp that will affect os x. I can use the hard drive in target mode. I use a macbook to view target disk. I do not have the os install disks.

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Jun 4, 2014

I've been trying for weeks to update my MacBook Pro to either OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 or 10.9.3 but it isn't working. When I open Software Update, it tells me that I have an update available (OS X Update Combined 10.9.3), but when I click Update and agree to restarting, it says "An error has occurred. The file couldn't be saved because you don't have permission.(513)" Additionally, the update is listed under Updates Installed in the Last 30 Days. However, when I click on About This Mac, it says that I am running 10.9.1. 

I tried downloading the update from the Apple Website (OSXUpdCombo10.9.3.dmg) and after installing/restarting, when I login and click About This Mac, it still says 10.9.1.

MacBook Pro, OS X Mavericks (10.9.1)

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MacBook Air :: Cannot Update The Software - Don't Have Permission

Jul 1, 2012

I have several software updates, and each time I select update it doesn't let me, says i do not have permission.  Im the only one that uses my macbook air so why is it all the sudden now saying i dont have permission? 

MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: 10.7.4 In Software Update / 'don't Have Permission' / Cannot Run Combo Client

May 15, 2012

Software Update says that 10.7.4 is available for download. I attempted to install it and type in all my usual password info, but the system says:'The update Mac OS X Update can't be saved. You don't have permission.'I then downloaded the combo client and attempted to run the package. It stated that 'The installation failed. The Installed can't create the folder "/var/folders/z7 etc.'Not exactly sure what is happening. I've tried repairing permissions, and it did not work. I am the only user on the account.

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OS X :: Download A Zip File It Won't Stop Downloading Or It Won't Start?

May 4, 2010

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Apr 28, 2009

i installed transmission but the torrents never start downloading ?!?! they just stay there on 0%!?

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OS X :: Start Up Disk To Mac Os Or Downloading A Full Free Copy Of Bootcamp?

Dec 10, 2009

Im having problems getting back from my windows partition to the original leopard os. Im using a imac that came with the os already installed and after reinstalling windows to format it I no longer have bootcamp. Is there a way of changing the start up disk to the mac os or downloading a full free copy of bootcamp?

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MacBook Pro :: After Downloading To External Hard Drive, Computer Won't Start Up

Jul 1, 2012

the only screen I get is the apple logo then an x, and ? mark.  it keeps repeating this. computer was new to a backup on external hard drive.  Iphotos were put on external then trashed. about 3200 images.  I thought this was slowing it up. the  macbook pro  it is non functional now. aboaut a 3-4 year old computer.

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OS X :: Downloading Mac Update - Failed

May 13, 2009

I tried downloading the Mac OS X update from the update utility, and that failed. Then I went straight to apple and downloaded it from their website and it took about an hour--and I have a fast internet service! Once it finished downloading, I started the installing process. It installed, and then said it had to restart. I had to hard boot it THREE times because it would just freeze on the blue screen of death. Then it restarted on it's own three more times. Now FINALLY, I'm back up and running, but I've had some weird error messages and my Macbook Pro seems to be acting weird. Any other "success, or should I say fail" stories?

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OS X :: Downloading Remote Client Update?

Jan 27, 2010

I do not use Remote Client on my MacBook Pro. In fact I do not even know what it is. Should I go ahead and download the update anyway?

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OS X :: Not Downloading The Latest Software Update On MacBook

Mar 10, 2010

Keep in mind I'm running on a Mac OS X 10.5.2 right now, and I recently had to re-install everything from the two discs after receiving the gray screen of death on the Macbook.

Whenever I try to download (or update) the Mac OS X Update Combined (version 10.5.8) under System Updates, I keep getting the following error:

"The update "Mac OS X Update Combined" can't be installed"

"The installer could not validate the contents of the 'MacOSXUpdCombo10.5.8' package"

I even went as far as downloading the Max OS X 10.5.2 (the version that I have) Update to no avail. Some of my Applications are either not opening up at all, taking long to load (spinning colorful wheel), or closing unexpectedly. Worse of all, there are times when I try to open up an application, and the top header (where the Apple logo, File, Edit, etc.) completely disappears and everything becomes unclickable from that point. I believe it's all in part of not having the system update, though I could be wrong.

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ITunes :: Update Could No Be Verified - Corrupted During Downloading

Jun 17, 2012

I am attempting to update to the lastest version of iTunes and receive the following error message:"The update could not be verified. It may have been corrupted during downloading. The update will be downloaded and checked again the next time that Software Update runs."Every subsequent time that Software Update runs it restarts the download from where it was interrupted, and gives the same error prior to completion.It seems obvious to me that the partial file I have on the computer is where the corruption lies, and I would like to delete it and start the update from the beginning.The question is, where is the partial file stored, and what is it called?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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OS X :: Downloading Software Update Files Directly From Apple?

Oct 29, 2010

Does anyone know if it is possible to download the Software Update files directly from Apple? Back when I used to work on Windows machines, I'd download Service Packs and burn them to CD, so I could avoid the time it took to download them for each individual machine that I set up. I would like to do the same for OS X. After a fresh install, there's always this 600+ MB file that takes forever to download. It would make my setup tasks and disaster recovery much quicker if I had the packages on CD.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Error Downloading ITunes In Software Update

Jul 5, 2012

Im having problems with software update im trying to update two machines one is running 10.6 and one is 10.7 and i was downloading the update and got the same error message at the end of each download that itunes file was corrupted and would redownload when i reran software update but each time i re run it I get the same error message.  I want to know if there is a way to reset the download 

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Apr 7, 2012

After downloading the latest iTunes update, the icon is now missing from my computer.

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May 2, 2012

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Apr 21, 2012

I recently downloaded a firmware update from Apple both as a stand-alone software and using software update but everytime I restart, my computer makes one loud beeping sound and tries to boot three or four times unsuccessfully and maybe on the fifth or fourth, it finally comes on. When I go through software update after this, it still shows the same firmware and same version of it as an update I haven't downloaded. And another thing it freezes a lot since I downloaded this firmware update. This is how it shows on software update; Macbook Pro EFI Firmware Update version 2.7 size: 4.1 MB.

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MacBook Pro :: It Won't Start After Update

Feb 3, 2012

Help my MacBook pro was doing an update when it went to restart it never came back on and seems to be stuck somewhere between sleep and on there is no lights but a faint white light on the case open button.

Info:macBook Pro intel core 2 duo 2.2ghz, Mac OS X (10.6.2)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Won't Start After EFI Update

Feb 25, 2012

I installed the new EFI update for my MBA Mid 2011 (the software updater said it is recomended). The update went fine and restarted the mac afterwards. 

Then while booting the apple logo turns to a grey forbidden sign and nothing happens from there. I turned the mac off and tried again. Same thing. 

Then I booted the recovery partition and tried to repair my disk. It says that it can't repair the disk because it is corrupted. 

I have to erase the disk. There is some unbackuped data on it and I can't get it out using a linux-live because my disk is encrypted.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: It Won't Start After 10.7.4 Update

May 15, 2012

after the update from 10.7.3 to 10.7.4 , when system restart, the apple logo remains, and the mac will not start.

How can I do to solve this common problem of 10.7.4?

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OS X V10.4 :: Mac Will Not Start Up After Software Update?

Jun 17, 2012

Mac will not start up after software update, just screen with Apple logo and spinning icon? I have tried safe start up, unplugged all other cables, no luck?

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MacBook Pro :: Unable To Start It After An Update?

Apr 3, 2012

After having updated my iTunes, I restarted my Mac. The battery then went out and now I can not start the machine. The screen is white with the apple, and a spinning wheel under it. How do I start my Mac?

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Mac Web Sharing Does Not Start After Update From Mac 10.0?

May 3, 2012

Web Sharing Does Not Start I can not find the file httpd.conf

They could give me another solution to avoid the problem of "Web Sharing Does NotStart After Update from Mac OS X 10.0"

Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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MacBook Pro :: Won't Start After Update To IPhoto

Jun 12, 2012

I was just doing What I thought was a standard software upgrade of iPhoto when, during the restart it said something unexpected had happened or something like that and just froze. Now when I try to restart I get the white screen with the apple , then an error message "pnic(CPU 0 caller 0xfffff800064ba7b): unable to find driver for this platform: ..." and it keeps going on Another box says "You need to restart your computer. Hold down the Power button..." when I do this, it just comes back to the same place.  

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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OS X :: Remote Access & Monitoring?

Jan 13, 2011

So two questions (I will try to write out as best as I can, hopefully it's understandable).

1: Is it possible that while I am on a business trip with my laptop that if I needed to access my network at work that I can remotely access it to view computers on the network with abilities to grab files from a computer, check things / alter things, and maintain. If so how?

2: If someone is on my network is it possible to see what traffic they are bringing in or out of my network without installing a file on their pc / mac to know the site they entered, file download, etc.

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Applications :: Monitoring Webpages For Changes?

Nov 25, 2008

I was wondering if anyone knows of a good app for the Mac that will monitor a given web page for any changes in content and immediately send an email or other alert letting me know. I don't care so much about the particular changes, just the fact that a change was made.

I was looking at Web Secretary, but it's a *nix app that doesn't have a GUI and I'm not entirely sure it would do what I need. I would rather have something a bit more user-friendly anyway, and preferably free.

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