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OS X Can not be installed - OR BOUGHT FROM APPLE


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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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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.


http://www.apple.com/support/snowleopard/contact/

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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$20 for Snow Leopard.

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

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