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How Do I Turn Off Automatic System Updates In OS X Mountain Lion?

Question:

How can I stop my Mac from automatically downloading and installing updates?
- Asked by Chris B. July 25th, 2012

Answer:

This is a new default setting in OS X Mountain Lion. You can disable it by going to the Apple menu to System Preferences and then selecting the Software Update pane. Uncheck all appropriate boxes next to "Automatically check for updates" and "Download newly available updates in the background".

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