Mac OS X 10.7.4 Update is Available [Direct Download Links]

May 9, 2012 - 22 Comments

OS X 10.7.4 Update

Mac OS X 10.7.4 Update has been released by Apple, the update includes bug fixes and security updates and is recommended for all OS X Lion users to install. Two of the most significant changes are a fix to a restoring windows bug and a patch for a potential security issue with FileVault passwords, though there are a handful of other changes and fixes that are listed below in the changelog. An update to Safari is also bundled within the software update.

OS X Lion users can download the OS X 10.7.4 update directly via Software Update from the  Apple menu, the update weighs in around 730MB. Direct download links are below, though most users should upgrade through Software Update to keep things simple.

OS X 10.7.4 Direct Download Links

These are direct download links from Apple servers, each file is a DMG.

The complete change log for 10.7.4 client is as follows:

  • Resolve an issue in which the “Reopen windows when logging back in” setting is always enabled.
  • Improve compatibility with certain British third-party USB keyboards.
  • Addresses permission issues that may be caused if you use the Get Info inspector function “Apply to enclosed items…” on your home directory.
  • Improve Internet sharing of PPPoE connections.
  • Improve using a proxy auto-configuration (PAC) file.
  • Address an issue that may prevent files from being saved to an SMB server.
  • Improve printing to an SMB print queue.
  • Improve performance when connecting to a WebDAV server.
  • Enable automatic login for NIS accounts.
  • Include RAW image compatibility for additional digital cameras.
  • Improve the reliability of binding and logging into Active Directory accounts.
  • The OS X Lion v10.7.4 Update includes Safari 5.1.6, which contains stability improvements.

All Mac users should perform a backup before installing system software updates, initiating a manual backup with Time Machine is just a matter of right-clicking a drive.

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Posted by: Matt Chan in Mac OS X, News

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  1. JGn says:

    Finally fixed the reopen windows bug!!! Yaaahoo!!!!!!!

  2. Kevin says:

    Did the Update. Wow, Lion still blows. Come on Apple!

  3. Hal says:

    When will they fix the bugs in iCal? Invitations that I get from people on certain Windows system disappear or can’t update. Anyone know about this?

    • kyle says:

      having a similar issue actually — half of the events are declared “invalid” and not added when I sync with a certain ICS file. DTEND and DTSTART or something.

  4. Sam says:

    I noticed that the Flag for Language and Text icon slightly changed. Only the coloring…its more of a dull colors on the flag

  5. Robert says:

    Everything seems fine since the update, no changes noticeable for the most part, save the fact that Photoshop CS5 Extended now gives errors about missing parts and is inoperable, needs to be reinstalled. Tried. Tried again. Nothing but errors on the install.

    **sigh** now PS CS5 is busted. Don’t recommend the update if you use said program.

  6. Jay says:

    Still Slow, Still Takes 5 Mins to Load startup even when system has rstore windows turned off.

    GRRR I hate this feature, will not be gettion mountain lion anytime soon!

  7. Pepe says:

    What about this beautiful log entries since the update?

    http://grab.by/dxL6

    • duke says:

      this is the result of tools like istat or smcfancontrol. Had the same entries and since i got rid of the istat widget in my dashboard they disappeared.

  8. 導航旅鴿 says:

    Also, Automator has a different icon.

  9. Travis says:

    The update has forced my login background to the original that comes with it, but when I look at the NSTexturedFullScreenBackgroundColor.png file it is the same image that I chose it to be. Gotta figure out where the new image is being sourced from…

    • Dane says:

      Please let us know when you do– I find this most annoying. Why do they care so passionately what our login screens look like? My design isn’t boring enough?

  10. Marcus says:

    After update ALL my screensavers have disappeared in System Preferences, also when I try to open “Groups & Users” I get this message “Could not load Users & Groups preference pane” I have searched for answers everywhere, with now helpful answers. If someone can help here, pls let know.

    • Adam says:

      I know the feeling – i have done the same and i am now having huge issues with this update.

    • Ben says:

      Actually after 10.7.4 update, almost *all* of my preferences, System and per Application, got reset. I can’t prove that it’s caused by the 10.7.4 update, but man the timing is suspect. Hope it’s not a contemporaneous virus / malware infection. Anyone else observe similar behavior after a 10.7.4 update?

      MBA11 late 2011, fwiw. Screensaver got reset, Trackpad settings, Finder icon sizes, Sparrow (snif) settings, etc. all reset. Others I’m just discovering as I go. Notably, locked firewall settings were preserved. TIA

  11. jj15951 says:

    Anyone else had iPhoto screw up after this update? All my pictures show up, but all of my face tags are gone!

  12. albert says:

    After the update I transferred Lion back to the main hard drive but still encountered two problems Time machine is stuck in the “Preparing to back-up” and system preferences pane “start up disk” keeps crashing with my CAC card. System preferences was fine for one day but back to the same old problems. Fortunately, I used CC cloner and I am presently re-cloning SNL back to the main hard drive. Again, for almost a year, Lion is banished to the outhouse(external hard drive).

  13. Bill W says:

    Still got problem copying files to external disk which I would have thought was one of the simpler things a system should be able to do. I/O is pretty fundamental after all! Error message “The Finder can’t complete the operation because some data in “DSC_1380.NEF” can’t be read or written.
    (Error code -36)”.
    This is RUBBISH!

  14. haseeb says:

    which version should i download for my macbook pro? client or client combo? im new to mac world so kindly help me

  15. Mubashir says:

    Its not working invalid img error

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