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03-08-2007, 06:24 PM
Hello all, this is actually my first post on this forum (I'm sure one of hundreds:headphone ).

Recently a buddy of mine went back to Windows (BOOOO:radioacti ), and gave me his Aperture. I tried to install it on my new MacBook Pro (Core 2 Duo processor), and the install went fine, but when I tried to open it I get:

Your computer does not meet the minimum hardware requirements for Aperture.

What I think is causing the problem is that my buddies iMac was a PowerPC version, and my MacBook Pro is a Intel version.

Does anyone know of a "converter" to get it to work on my MacBook?

03-08-2007, 07:44 PM
It shouldn't be a problem. My PowerPC version of Photoshop runs on my Intel iMac. PowerPC apps should run on intel but they will be a bit slower.

How much RAM do you have?

03-08-2007, 07:45 PM
I've got 1 gig of RAM....is that not enough?

03-08-2007, 08:12 PM
hmmm it should be. unless you have a mac pro then you need 2 gb

03-08-2007, 08:17 PM
Here's the readme filed that came with it. Maybe you guys can find something weird:

Before You Install Aperture

This document contains system requirements and things to do before you install the application. For the latest information, see the Late-Breaking News file, available from the application Help menu.

WARNING: The Aperture installer performs a system requirements check before installing. If your system does not meet the minimum requirements listed below, Aperture will not be installed.

Minimum Hardware Requirements
• One of the following Macintosh computers:
• Power Mac G5 with a 1.8 gigahertz (GHz) or faster PowerPC G5 processor
• 17- or 20-inch iMac G5 with a 1.8 GHz or faster PowerPC G5 processor
• 15- or 17-inch PowerBook G4 with a 1.25 GHz or faster PowerPC G4 processor
• 1 gigabyte (GB) of random-access memory (RAM)
• Display with 1280 x 854 or higher resolution
• One of the following graphics cards:
• ATI Radeon X800 XT Mac Edition, X850 XT, 9800 XT, 9800 Pro, 9700 Pro, 9600 XT, 9600 Pro, or 9650
• ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 or 9600
• NVIDIA GeForce 6600, 6600 LE, 6800 Ultra DDL, 6800 GT DDL, or 7800 GT
• NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500
• DVD drive for installation

Minimum Software Requirements
• Mac OS X v10.4.3 (or later)

Recommended Configuration
• Power Mac G5 with dual 2 GHz or faster PowerPC G5 processors
• 2 GB of RAM
• One of the following graphics cards:
• ATI Radeon X800 XT, 9800 XT, or 9800 Pro
• NVIDIA GeForce 6800 or Quadro FX 4500

Available Hard Disk Space
Aperture and its associated features require a certain amount of available disk space:
• 5 GB of disk space for the application and sample projects

Before You Install
Make sure you do the following before you install the software:
• Turn off any virus protection and security software that you may have installed on your computer.
• Upgrade to Mac OS X v10.4.3 (or later).