Thread: OS X won't install
10-12-2010, 05:34 PM #1
OS X won't install
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- Jul 08, 2009
A student says her MacBook has Snow Leopard on it. It never finishes loading the OS. When I try to boot to my Snow Leopard CD, it says:
"Mac OS X cannot be installed on this computer. If you want to restore from a Time Machine backup...." Am I getting this message because of some damage to the hard drive or is because she doesn't really have Snow Leopard on it?
10-12-2010, 05:41 PM #2
You truly must insure that the computers in question are either a Macbook or a Macbook Pro. If they are actually an iBook or a Powerbook...they don't have an Intel cpu...and thus Snow Leopard (OS 10.6) will not install.
Another possibility is we are talking about a set of "gray" colored OS disks. These are model specific...and will only install on the model of computer that they were shipped with.
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