Manually Download Mac OS X 10.6.x, 10.7.x Combo Updates Separately from Official Site

For some reasons, if you want to download the older version of Mac OS X 10.6.x and 10.7.x combo updated manually, here is the collection of the list. Usually, the Mac OS gets the update via the App store. But if you are Hackintosh user or IT geek who wants to play around with the updates or your Mac OS X is not finding the next combo update with the App store, then manually downloading the update is the only option.

Manually downloading the Mac OS X updates separately and keeping those DMG files is a great way of dealing the Mac computers which don’t have the Internet. Also, if you need to deal with the OS X update with multiple computers, keeping the combo update DMG in USB or network share becomes handy to update them quickly rather than downloading and installing on each computer individually.

List of Combo Updates – Manual Download from Official Site

  • Snow Leopard 10.6.7 Combo Update

The 10.6.7  is having several bugs fixes, security updates, and enhanced stability. Find out the links to download Snow Leopard 10.6.7 Combo and individual updates below.

Here is the working method to install and run Mac OS X 10.7 Lion on VMware with Intel Computer.

Normal Combo update – Approx 1.12GB ( Required versions 10.6 to 10.6.6)

For Mac Book Pro Early 2011 – Approx 370MB (Required version 10.6.6)

10.6.7 update only – Approx 475MB ( Required version 10.6.6)

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  • 10.6.8 Combo Update

The 10.6.8 update is recommended for all Snow Leopard users.  By any chance, you want to manually download Mac OS X 10.6.8 Combo update and separate, then find out the links below. You can use this dmg file to update a Snow Leopard machine from 10.6  to 10.6.8.

Manually Download Mac OS X 10.6.8 Combo Update

So, what’s new in this latest update?

  • Enhancements to the Mac App Store to get your Mac ready to upgrade to Mac OS X Lion.
  • Resolves an issue that may cause Preview to unexpectedly quit.
  • Improves support for IPv6.
  • Improves VPN reliability.
  • Identifies and removes known variants of MacDefender malware.
  • Corrects timezone data in iCal for Lisbon-Portugal.

More information about this latest update available here.

Download Mac OS X 10.6.8 Combo update manually from here (Official site) – 1.09 GB

Download Mac OS X 10.6.8 separate update from here (official site) – 475MB. 10.6.7 is required for this update.

If you are updating your Hackintosh versions on VMware or VirtualBox, make sure to take a snapshot.

You need to replace some kext files in VMware after the update but before restart the virtual machine to avoid USB mouse and keyboard issues.
Read more here how fix USB keyword issues after Snow Leopard Update

Make sure you have installed latest version of VirtualBox extension pack on VirtualBox while having the latest Mac OS X 10.6.8 on VirtualBox.
Install Virtualbox extension pack on Windows, Linux and Mac

  • 10.7.2 Combo Update

Apple released the official final version of Lion OS X 10.7.2 update. A running Lion OS X machine can be updated to this version via software update or manual download. iCloud is the major new feature and also the Safari 5.1.1 added with several security issues fixed. If you can’t get the update by built-in Software update, here is the download link of Combo and separate 10.7.2 update.

iCloud is the latest product Apple had launched recently, this will allow your all Apple devices to synchronize all your music, photos, documents and more and this happens wirelessly too. So, your all devices will be up to date with iCould support. Find out more information about iCould here.

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Here is the download link to 10.7.2 combo update (Official site) – 819MB

Here is the download link to only 10.7.2 update (Official site) – 769MB- You must have already installed 10.7.1 for this update.

Find out more information about 10.7.2 update from Apple site.

Hackintosh with 10.7.2

Sysprobs already published two guides to run Lion on VMware and VirtualBox with normal Intel computer and Windows Operating Systems, here are the links,

Install Lion OS X in VMware workstation

Install Lion OS X in Oracle VirtualBox

If you are using Lion Hackintosh, I suggest taking a snapshot before proceeding this update. Even though several users said that they successfully updated Lion to 10.7.2 in VMware, but I’m not sure how it worked as I have not tried yet.

  • 10.7.3 Combo Update

Apple has released an update for Lion OS X with several minor fixes. The latest update 10.7.3 comes with Safari 5.1.3 and few fixes for Microsoft Active Directory service. As usual, it is highly recommended for all Mac (Lion OS X) users to update the latest version. Here I’m providing the download links for client and server 10.7.3 combo/separate updates.

Apple recommends using ‘Time machine’ to take a system backup before proceeding to Software update online or manually.

Download link for 10.7.3 (Client)  ( 997.01MB – You need to have 10.7.2 system already)

Download link for 10.7.3 (Client) Combo –  (1.2GB – You do not need any of the previous updates on Lion OS X, this will work with 10.7)

Download link for 10.7.3 (Server) – (1GB – This is only for Lion OS X Server version if you have 10.7.2 already)

Download link for 10.7.3 (Server) Combo – (1.34GB – This is only for Lion OS X Server version which will work from 10.7)

Hackintosh 10.7.3

I have not tried the latest 10.7.3 on any of the earlier Hackintosh methods on VirtualBox or VMware. I’m not sure how it will behave after the update. I recommend taking a snapshot from VirtualBox or VMware workstation before proceed to update.

Dinesh is the founder of Sysprobs and written more than 400 articles. Enthusiast in Microsoft and cloud technologies with more than 15 years of IT experience.

7 thoughts on “Manually Download Mac OS X 10.6.x, 10.7.x Combo Updates Separately from Official Site”

  1. I tried this on my VirtualBox 4 setup with a retail version of Snow Leopard installed. The upgrade “worked”, but when I rebooted the VM it won’t boot.


  3. I tried to upgrade my Os X 10.6.3 with combo 10.6.8.
    First of all I cloned my working disk-image. This gives the possibility to have a workin goperating system all time.
    Then I run the combo upgrade. Unfortunately I did a restart before juggling the kesxt files. I could start the system but it froze soon.
    Then I changed in the virtualbox the boot disk to the still working one. As a second disk I installed the upgraded non-operating disk. So I could copy the kext-files from the good system to the upgraded one. But it did not help a bit.
    Also, in the upgraded I tried to edi the plist file to increase the monitor resolution. But I could not enter the “<" key from the keyboard to the editor. I tried different editors. Also the mouse was cptured and needed to be releases ba the right ctrl-key. Finally the system froze again.

    Anyway, for testing it is most adviseable to clone the harddisk. This uses extra space on the physical disk, but after a successful ooperation this space can be freed again.

    P.S.: running Virtualbox in UBUNTU Linux.

  4. i am using amd phenom ii and running 10.6.2 vmware image downloaded from you…. without any issues…..i am not able to update the vmware image tht i have downloaded from your site…. i have downloaded the 10.6.8combo update from apple…. ran it….. replaced all the backed up kext files…. but when i try to reebot vmware workstation says….”cpu has been disabled by the guest operating syte. and gets stuck at the [pci config]line…. i tried to find the solution on google but had no result….. please help me out……

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