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    a Problem while Installing MAC os x 10.5.5 On a Brand new Macbook 13'
    Hi,
    i recently purchased a brand new mac book.
    i have deleted the snow leopard and insert a mac os x 10.5.5 Installation CD

    while it booted it asked me for my language and when the installation statred up it said mac os x cant be installed on this computer.

    so i took the original mac book cd's and run the other installation of 10.6 and it run ok..

    why doesn't it let me run 10.5.5 ?

    I Really need help!! Thanx!!!!

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    1. If you're using the discs from another machine, they are machine specific and will not install.

    2. If you're using a retail disc, it probably does not have the drivers required for a new machine.
    I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
    In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.

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    yes im using a 15 intch macbook pro cd...

    ohh.. i Understnad now.. i need a 13 inch..

    i see ..thanx!!! a bunch!!!

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    15" MBP '06 2.33 C2D 4GB 10.7; 13" MBA '14 1.8 i7 8GB 10.11; 21" iMac '13 2.9 i5 8GB 10.11; 6S
    Has nothing to do with 13" vs 15". The discs that come with a Mac are machine (or system specific). You will not be able to use the discs from one machine on another unless it is the same system (basically identical hardware).
    I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
    In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.

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