Failure to update to OS Monteray, insuffient memory, stuck in cycle
My computer initiated the update to Monteray OS, and was pretty clear that I had enough memory to do so. Unfortunately in the middle of the update, it stalled out. I called Apple Support and we ran disk utility etc. and I even went into the Genius bar. They booted me up in Triage mode and we deleted some more files to see if the update would complete. It went further, so I was hopeful and took my laptop home to try and process on its own. It failed again.
Genius bar was pretty clear that if it failed again, I would have to wipe the hard drive. No, I didn't back anything up (I feel pretty stupid about that). I'm wondering if I can get back into Triage mode without the Genius bar and try to find other low value things to delete and try to get this to update, or if it's true that I just need to say goodbye to my files and photos and tear it all down.
Is this a good question?