I just tried to install the OS X 10.10.3 update from the App Store. My internet is slow and after several hours, it finally finished. It asked to restart, and I accepted. But nothing happened. I clicked the "Update" button again, and told it to restart several times, to no avail.

After a few tries, it started the whole download again!!!!

I cancelled it (I'll have to try again tomorrow), but now my Installed Updates list shows this: Repeated updates listed And I don't know how to remove all the duplicate entries... or just a good installation of the update!! This is my first Mac, and is a serious negative experience for me... Other OS beta releases aren't this bad!! Any idea on how I can fix it?

EDIT: I was able to install the update with the combo updater, but the repeated updates are still appearing. Does anyone have any idea what file I can edit to get it listed only once?

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Something, somewhere, didn't register correctly.

Possibly someone maybe able to figure out exactly which receipt or App Store file to find, however, it would be far simpler & possibly safer to just get the standalone OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 Combo Updater & run it again; because you don't know what else didn't happen as planned either & the Combo will make sure everything since 10.10.0 is correctly updated.

You can use a download manager to fetch it, too & it will then be resumable if the download halts for any reason.
- examples at Download Manager for Mac OS X [though Speed Download, arguably the best, is discontinued.]

  • I'm downloading the Combo Updater. Thanks for your answer!! We'll see how it goes :) Apr 10, 2015 at 17:17
  • Wish you luck :)
    – Tetsujin
    Apr 10, 2015 at 17:41
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    The combo updater installed the update correctly, and the duplicate updates eventually went away as newer updates pushed them down. May 5, 2016 at 20:33

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