Installation Problem

Discussion in 'macOS' started by hubble, Sep 4, 2006.

  1. hubble macrumors newbie

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    Hi. I currently have a Powerbook g4 running Pather 10.3.9 and have tried to upgrade the operating system to Tiger 10.4

    After the dvd has booted up a message appears as follows "THIS SOFTWARE CANNOT BE INSTALLED ON THIS COMPUTER"

    I thought this would be an easy upgrade. Can anyone help.

    Many thanks
     
  2. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    If it's a retail DVD: return it.

    If it's a OEM disk for another Mac: no luck.
     
  3. hubble thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It's the disc which came with my new G5 Tower. Is this a problem??
     
  4. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    Yes.

    Practically: The disc should be optimized for the Mac it came with.

    Legally: You're not allowed to install it on any other Macs than the original.
     
  5. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Yes. It can only be installed on a G5 tower. The DVDs you get with a new machine are restricted to only install on that class of machine. In addition they are only legally licensed to be installed on the machine they ship with.
     
  6. hubble thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok thanks for letting me know. Much appreciated
     
  7. hubble thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I am a little confused though. I have completely erased the hard drive on the Powerbook G4 as I am due to sell this week. After re-installing the original software I seemed to have lost my widgets in the dock. I have since then downloaded the necessary software upgrades from apple but have not been successful in regaining my widgets. Tell me I'm not seeing things. They were in 10.3 weren't they???
     
  8. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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  9. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    You don't have widgets in your Dock. You seem to be confusing things.
     
  10. hubble thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok. I haven't taken my pills this morning.......I've found my original installation DVD from Tiger (Purchased form Apple). Have now successfuly upgraded my powerbook G4 to Tiger 10.4:)

    I mistakenly thought that I could use the disc which came with my G5....fool I am
     

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