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Remove Snow Leopard Server and re-install Snow Leopard


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I bought a mac mini and intended to use it as a server but ended up using one through my office. I want to convert it back to a regular machine. I try to install my copy of snow leopard but it won't let me. I've tried using the disk utility but I can't figure it out. I've also haven't found any forum threads about it. Can anyone gimme a hand?
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I bought a mac mini and intended to use it as a server but ended up using one through my office. I want to convert it back to a regular machine. I try to install my copy of snow leopard but it won't let me. I've tried using the disk utility but I can't figure it out. I've also haven't found any forum threads about it. Can anyone gimme a hand?
You can't install OS X from the OEM disc that came from one Mac onto another Mac. They are machine-specific. You will need to buy a retail copy of OS X.


Please verify and include the exact model/year of your Mac and OS X version number (available from "About This Mac", then "More Info" on the Apple menu).
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but I bought the mac mini as a regular snow leopard computer. then i upgraded to server. why can't I just use the version of snow leopard that came with it?
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