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    Help, please..Snow Leopard installation problems
    i have an imac intel core duo 24". it recently had leopard 10.5.8 installed on it . started giving me problems with a certain program, so i took a snow leopard installation disk that my mother had that came with the newer imac and went to disk utiliity and erased w/o backing up, because i figured i didnt need to cuz my important audio files and folders were saved on external. so when i formatted this drive, now i cant install the snow because it says mac osx cant be installed on this computer!?????????????????ugggggg! gives me an option to restore from backup or restart. help please

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    You need to use either a retail disc or the one that came with your machine. In other words, install discs that came with a machine will only work on that machine. You'll need to purchase a retail copy of Snow Leopard.

    As well, you shouldn't be borrowing copies of software from other individuals.
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    I know of a good euthanasia doctor ...........

    Really, things are never that bad .......
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    imac
    Is the snow leopard 10.6 able to load up on this kinda computer. a 24" imac ???

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    In short because its a Intel Mac then Yes .....
    Dont forget to use the Reputation System if someone has helped you out !!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TattooedMac View Post
    In short because its a Intel Mac then Yes .....
    In long too..... Yes

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    CLEARLY NOT a "I'm gonna kill myself" issue!

    You need to purchase a Snow Leopard install DVD from the Apple Store.

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    Fixed your thread title. Please use a descriptive title going forward. Telling people "I'm going to kill myself because of installation problems" is just a little... well, let's call it "melodramatic" at best.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

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    Or even over the top? The $29 Snow Leopard purchase will be the best investment you will make this year.

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