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    Oct 04, 2012
    OS X Can not be installed - OR BOUGHT FROM APPLE
    Hello, I know there are already a lot of questions regarding the "OS X Can not be installed on this computer" messages, but I am in quite a pickle.

    running 10.5.8 now, no desire to upgrade until apple stopped updating, now i am stuck with no java or flash updates. I bought the discs to install snow leopard from ebay, they are legitimate disks from apple (apple does not sell or provide snow leopard, the only other available discs are $130+ from amazon, and will not be updated either, so you're paying over a hundred dollars for something you wont even be using)

    I am running a 13 inch 2.4GHz Intel core 2 duo macbook, the oldschool white body, I the dvd i got came for macbook pro, and will not install. is it because the dvd is macbook pro specific? because i can NOT find a install disc for my computer model, so i cant get myself upgraded to mountain lion.

    Help me out?

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    harryb2448's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac i5 2.7GHz, 16GB memory, OS 10.11
    G'day and welcome to the forums.

    Yes the disc you have is specific to the model MBP it came with. Apple do sell Snow Leopard. Try the 800 number.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    bobtomay's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 22, 2006
    Texas, where else?
    15" MBP '06 2.33 C2D 4GB 10.7; 13" MBA '11 1.8 i7 4GB 10.10; 21" iMac '13 2.9 i5 8GB 10.10; 5s & 5c

    $20 for Snow Leopard.

    Yes, the gray discs that ship with Macs are model specific.
    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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