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(Reminder) Tip for ThunderBolt Firmware Update reappearing/install problems:
Saw a post today (10/9/2014) in Apple's forums on Thunderbolt FW update 1.2 still appearing in SU despite (apparent) installs and remembered an apple doc on problems after it was released in 2013. See tips/possible causes in Thunderbolt FW Update 1.2 Keeps reappearing (and other issues).
No mention in the Mac Pro owner's post if he actually saw the update progress bar at restart, and assume he's not running a RAID boot volume. (Apple posted that doc about a month after the Thunderbolt 1.2 FW update's release, in response to install/problem reports from some users.)
Apple Support Article Updates: (Oct. 9th)

More at page of Tips, Troubleshooting & How-To articles for Mac/OS X/iOS Users.

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* If possible, install new OS on a separate volume and of course always have complete/up-to-date backups. I also suggest a verified bootable clone. There are usually problems with 3rd party drivers, addons, plugins etc. and I would not upgrade any Macs you rely on for work. (I know all that is common knowledge to many but not everyone apparently based on past history, especially with free OS upgrades.)

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  • Nvidia Drivers and CUDA Update for OS X 10.9.5
  • iTunes 11.4 Files to Remove before Reinstalling iTunes 11.3.1
  • Another 2009 Mac Pro NB (overheating) Heatsink Retainer Repair
  • Mac OS X Compatible 802.11ac Adapters (USB/PCIe/Mini-PCIe) Updated
  • 2009 Mac Pro 6-core 3.46GHz CPU Upgrade, Repair NB Heatsink Retainers
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    Previous News Archive Summary:
      Tuesday, Oct. 7th, 2014 News
    • Geekbench 3.2.2 update
    • Little Snitch 3.4.1 release notes
    • Apple video/tutorial on Building Your First Swift App
    • Apple article on Troubleshooting Mail on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch
    • Google Chrome update for OS X and iOS (w/security fixes)
    • DEFCON Router Contest Reveals 15 Major Vulnerabilities
    • Review of Sound Blaster E5 Portable DAC and headphone amp
    • Maxwell (GPU) Comes to Notebooks (nvidia blog)
    • Unreal Engine 4 Free for Students Through Github
    • Internet Service Outage for Older Belkin Routers (resolved)
    • Gigabit Ethernet Seeks a Boost

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