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Old Feb 21st, 2017, 08:17 PM   #11
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However, Safari won't work after I updated to Lion 10.7.5 from 10.7.2.
Odd, but why not get and install the latest version and you may want to seriously consider using the COMBO Update:
Download OS X Lion Update 10.7.5 (Client Combo)
https://support.apple.com/kb/dl1582?locale=en_CA

It often fixed things when normal Software Updates installs went goofy.
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Old Feb 22nd, 2017, 08:33 AM   #12
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I'm not really sure what the difference is between the combo update and the way I updated. When my SSD was installed the technician installed Lion 10.7.2. When I got the machine home and up and running, software update told me there was an update to 10.7.5. That's how I updated. What would the difference be between the combo update and the way I did it? Thanks a lot.

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Old Feb 22nd, 2017, 12:18 PM   #13
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What would the difference be between the combo update and thevway I did it? Thanks a lot.
Theoretically there should be no difference, but many found when some things didn't work properly with a Mac OS X Software Update that downloading and running the COMBO Update would fix things.

PS: The COMBO Updater is often larger and includes more data and can be used to skip several versions.

It won't hurt to do so and may fix things, hence the reason I suggested using the COMBO. Besides, things aren't working properly for you the way things are now are they???

Google it if you like, and you'll find the same suggestions I'm sure.





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Old Feb 22nd, 2017, 03:59 PM   #14
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Patrick, thanks for the clarification. Right now, the only thing that doesn't work for me is Safari and since I don't use it I may download the combo update and keep it and reinstall Lion if I need it in the future (if some other program doesn't work).

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Something interesting (at least to me). Last evening I clicked on software update and there in the list was a listing for a Safari update. I clicked on it and about a minute later I had a fully functioning Safari browser operating again. I'll keep my eye open for any other anomalies but right now everything seems to be operating well.

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I'll keep my eye open for any other anomalies but right now everything seems to be operating well.

I'm just curious but I was wondering why you seem to be staying in OS X 10.7 rather than some later OS X version??? Personally 10.7.x was a God awful OS X version, especially compared to the previous SL 10.6.8, but 10.8.x improved things.

You should have at least the option to get up to the last version your Mac can support, 10.11.x. but make sure you have a minimum of 4GB RAM if not 8GB to use it without frustration.




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Old Feb 24th, 2017, 03:23 PM   #17
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Patrick, to answer your question, I guess I've stayed with 10.7.5 because it seems to work for what I need it to do. According to Apple, my 2008 machine only accepts 4gb of ram but you can put a 4gb stick into one of the slots and the Mac will recognize it and use all 6gb. What would 10.8 (or higher) give me that I don't have with 10.7? As I said, I'm not, by any means, a power user.

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Old Feb 24th, 2017, 04:42 PM   #18
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What would 10.8 (or higher) give me that I don't have with 10.7

Probably not much, especially if you don't need anything newer, and you can always google the later OS X "features" to see and check.

I'm sure NOT an Apple bigot or fanboy like some that insist a user should be using close to the "latest and greatest", far form it!!! But as time goes on, you may find that things you do with the 'net become restricted or just won't work and even OS X 10.7 and associated apps are entering that area for many users, but it depends on your use.

As for your Mac, you can checkout it's specs on RAM etc. here:
Mac Specs, Prices, Answers and Comparison @ EveryMac.com, Est. 1996

BTW: My wife is still using our mid-2007 24" 2.4GHz iMac with OS X 10.6.8 and 6GB memory with few problems.





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