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This happened the day before my new HD arrived. My MB (white mid 2007) originally came with Tiger, but I only have a Snow Leopard Install DVD. I should not have to make them GUID yet I still can't get the install going. If you have a Snow Leopard disc, you need the retail one, which is white. this page

What I would suggest is that if you really need to install OS X to your MacBook then pop down to a retail store and fork over the $30 to $40 Reply With Quote 06-04-2009,08:13 PM #6 dtravis7 View Profile View Forum Posts Member Since Jan 04, 2005 Location Modesto, Ca. Advertisement Autoplay When autoplay is enabled, a suggested video will automatically play next. My OS got corrupted.. view publisher site

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For a brief moment - after the Untitled disappeared, "disk0s2" showed up in it's place and then 2 or 3 seconds later the name Main. I'm hoping that the discs were not serialized to the machines that they might have come with... If you decide to get a Snow Leopard retail disc try to get the latest version you can.

Open Menu Close Menu Apple Shopping Bag Apple Mac iPad iPhone Watch TV Music Support Search apple.com Shopping Bag : CommunitiesSign inPostBrowse discussionsContact SupportSearchCommunitiesContact SupportSign inContentPeopleSearch Support CommunitiesMac OS & System Is it possible there is still something on the hard drive that for some reason is not being erased and that this is preventing the OS from installing properly? Is it an iMac G5 or an Intel iMac? Mac Os Could Not Be Installed On Your Computer Sierra Click and drag the resize corner of your intended install partition to make the size slightly smaller.

From everything I've been able to tell through my research, he indeed sold me the correct ones. This Disk Cannot Be Used To Startup Your Computer El Capitan Ask or search if you need to know how. Most of the solutions I've seen for this require getting into command line and disc images and I'm not interested in messing around with that.

I erased the new harddrive with Disk Utility and selected the recommended MAC OS Extended (Journaled).

Even if I knew a way to use another version's install media ... Www.apple.com/support/no-recovery To Learn More Not the answer you're looking for? I still could not get the original disk that came with the macbook Air to install. macosx.com Home Forums Forums Quick Links Search Forums Recent Posts Media Media Quick Links Search Media New Media Members Members Quick Links Notable Members Current Visitors Recent Activity New Profile Posts

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Thanks a million to anyone who can offer some guidance. A guy scammed me, but he gave me a bank account number & routing number. Mac Os Cannot Be Installed On This Computer Sierra I agree with lifeisabeach, either get the original install dvds from apple for I'm sure a nominal fee, or go ahead and purchase leopard retail. This Version Of Mac Os 10.12 Cannot Be Installed On This Computer Connect the firewire drives together and then to the mac you want OS X installed on. 3.

Backstory: One day, no sure why... this website I believed I had to restart. I would be highly upset. Thanks again for taking your time to try to help me solve this problem. El Capitan Cannot Be Installed On Macintosh Hd

So, yes, it is possible that your MacBook requires updates included in a later version of Leopard than your friends 2007 MacBook required. posting the info here would not be allowed since I'm sure it's a violation of something somewhere. If you can't find the backup then don't reformat unless you don't mind losing everything on the internal hard drive. http://bestimageweb.com/not-be/macbook-alert-software-cannot-installed-computer.php Reply With Quote 06-05-2009,05:38 AM #13 Kevriano View Profile View Forum Posts Visit Homepage Member Since Jul 02, 2006 Location Crawley, England Posts 4,558 Specs:20" Intel iMac 2.4 Ghz/3G Ram/320HD, Snow

Just on the very outside chance that lady made a mistake, here is the (very) detailed info: iMac iMac 5,1 Intel Core 2 Duo 2.16ghz, 2GB RAM Boot Rom Version IM51.0090.B09 This Version Of Macos 10.12 Cannot Be Installed On This Computer. share Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Email Link Like + Quote Reply bcaslis, Oct 28, 2008 bcaslis macrumors 68020 Joined: Mar 11, 2008 #5 Moof1904 said: ↑ I ran into The old mac is now loaded with 10.10.0 :) I hope it works for you.

It's been erased and formated to mac extended format (extended).

share Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Email Link Like + Quote Reply bcaslis, Oct 28, 2008 bcaslis macrumors 68020 Joined: Mar 11, 2008 #7 TheHoff said: ↑ Why does it Useful Searches Recent Posts Options Please select a forum to jump to News and Article Discussion MacRumors.com News Discussion Mac Blog Discussion Note: If what you want to use is one of the iLife applications not just OS X, then the Snow Leopard retail disc won't help you. You Can't Change The Startup Disk To The Selected Disk It should restart from the external DVD without trouble. 4.

Close Yeah, keep it Undo Close This video is unavailable. I wiped the drive because I just wanted a clean install. iMac, Mac OS X (10.4.10) Posted on Mar 17, 2013 3:14 AM Reply I have this question too by stedman1,Solvedanswer stedman1 Level 9 (74,822 points) Apple Watch A: Your Mac will see here I tried erasing the HD.

I'm booting from an MBR partitioned 320 gig in a MBP.Click to expand... The system requirements of the PowerPC edition are: A PowerPC G3, G4, or G5 processor running at 333 MHz or more Built-in FireWire At least 256 MB of RAM (512 MB This time a "Not For Resale" version of the install DVD and another copy of 10.6.3... Yes No Voted Undo Score 0 Cancel Add a comment 0/1024 Cancel Post comment Are you sure you want to delete this zzzzzz?

To answer the RAM question, it should make no difference. I decided to do one more Erase/Reformat/Repartition under Disk Utilities. share Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Email Link Like + Quote Reply MacFAQ, Nov 4, 2010 MacFAQ macrumors newbie Joined: Oct 28, 2010 #17 I partitioned as GUID, didn't work. But I was under the impression that the installer would wipe everything for me.

Search for and download Mactracker. Sign in to make your opinion count. If they can't, they're not for your Mac.Then if they are not how can I overcome this issue?Depends on the model of Mac. Do you have another install disc of a later OS you could try?

Please type your message and try again.            jamiekn Level 1 (4 points) iPad Q: Can't Install OS "This software cannot be installed on this computer" Alert Hi,I just found Cox 267,364 views 13:17 Guide to buying a used laptop computer from another person. - Duration: 7:22. So before reformatting once should back up everything on an external hard drive. PPCs boot with the previous Apple format.