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How can I force Software Update to check again?

I have found that Command R will trigger a re-check (though only when the search field doesn't have focus). Alternatively, you can use the command-line softwareupdate --list command to list all ...
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Prevent download of "Install macOS Monterey.app"?

Take any small .app file in the applications folder. Copy and name the copy Install macOS Monterey.app. Now there's a file in the way, and the updater won't download it again. /Applications/Install ...
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Software update preference pane and manual update using terminal both hang

Try this: sudo /bin/launchctl kickstart -k system/com.apple.softwareupdated && softwareupdate -l ..and enter your admin password when prompted. You might also need to remove the contents of /...
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“softwareupdate -l” on Mac terminal doesn't return anything

This is an old question, but since I burned-up half a morning and most of an afternoon sussing-out a workaround (& a follow-up path to resolve my configuration issue(s)), I figured I'd post what ...
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