Thread: Clean install of Leopard 10.5
12-09-2010, 06:07 AM #1Clean install of Leopard 10.5
I'm in the process of selling my macbook and want to erase my data and clean install OS X for the new owner. I boot from disc, go past the language prompt and the message pops up "cannot install OS X on this computer"
What the heck do I do with that? Its already running 10.5, so Im really confused.
Anybody any clues?
12-09-2010, 06:12 AM #2
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- Dec 22, 2006
- Texas, where else?
- 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
Find your own disc. You'll not be able to install it with the grey disc borrowed from someone else. Those discs are specific to the system they shipped with.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.
12-09-2010, 06:19 AM #3
Oh I didn't know the discs were for specific hardware. I can only find one set, and those must be for my imac. What to do if I cant find the discs for my macbook ?
12-09-2010, 06:37 AM #4
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- Sep 09, 2009
- Down Under :D
- Back to my old 2.2GHz C2D MB after selling my MBP and wondering what my next Mac will be :)
Quickest, latest, easiest way..... go to Apple store, or anywhere else that sells Snow Leopard, and install it. $25-$29.
Other option, is to set up a new admin account, and delete your old one, but this is not the most efficient method, firstly, because you want to test it for a while to be sure, secondly, because you can not perform a clean install, and ensure that your data is safe, and also because, selling it without install discs is loosing you more than the install discs are worth.
I could go on and on about it, but beer number 6 tells me that I shouldn't
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