"'Application' can’t be installed on this computer."

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by DerfBWH, Jan 6, 2011.

  1. DerfBWH macrumors 6502

    Aug 11, 2008
    Hi guys,

    Second problem of the day. Some applications simply refuse to install, citing the reason that the application "can't be installed on this computer" and nothing else. The applications that are giving me this error message in particular includes Alfred and Solitaire Greatest Hits. Other applications work just fine, such as Twitter for Mac and TextWrangler.

    Are Alfred and Solitaire compiled for processors that are newer than my lowly Core Duo, or what? Anyone got any ideas?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. ncoffey macrumors regular

    Feb 18, 2005
    The Core Duo doesn't support 64 bit mode, so it could be something like that.
  3. tkermit, Jan 6, 2011
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2011

    tkermit macrumors 68040


    Feb 20, 2004
    Yes. It's because these apps, in their app store version, for whatever reasons, are compiled as 64bit only. Probably just a simple oversight. The developers might have forgotten to check a box, or something...

    In the meantime, you can download the Solitaire app from here and Alfred from here and run both without problems.

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