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I live in a country where Internet isn't that broadbandish, I installed Lion on my home laptop and want to copy the updates to my Mac Mini.

Is there a way to copy Apple updates from a machine to another?

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You could, but not by using Software Update.

What you should do, is wait for Apple to release the update on its website, here is the 10.7.1 update, store it on a USB drive and install it wherever you want.

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It's not really what you're looking for, but it should probably be enough this time, since 10.7.1 is only 70 MB. –  Loïc Wolff Aug 25 '11 at 8:45
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You can copy Lion to another machine, but only if you do so before you run the installer on the original machine -- the last thing the installer does is to wipe itself. So I'm afraid it's too late now.

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Keyword: Updates, not the entire OS –  Haytham Elkhoja Jul 26 '11 at 13:57
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You can set up an OS X server, which can act as a local Software Update server. I.e. it downloads the updates from Apple, then distributes them to your machines. Unless you already have a server or have a spare machine and are interested in setting this up, this is a rather impractical solution, but I wanted to mention it for completeness.

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What you should do is download the .pkg installer. When you update your software, you should be able to save the .pkg. Under Updates there is an option to "Install and Keep Package" Use this option.

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