Cannot install 10.7 WHAT!

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by waynepixel, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. waynepixel macrumors regular

    Mar 9, 2003

    Need some friendly advise please

    So I did a backup of OS X 10.7 to DVD for my new i5 Mac Mini and when I put in the DVD I got a message telling me

    "This version of mac os x 10.7 cannot be installed on this computer"

    Now I might be wrong, but I have a new Mac, it's made by Apple, but I cannot install 10.7 form a DVD. Is there any reason for this inconvenience because I really don't want to install 10.7 from the internet every time I do a clean install, and what about if I don't have an internet connection where I am or might be?
  2. Stan Mikulenka macrumors 6502

    Nov 20, 2009
    Calgary, Canada
    Hi wayne,
    you have to have all these on your Install DVD.
    I created a bootable USB as you can see here. I can install Lion from this:

    Attached Files:

  3. surroundfan macrumors 6502

    Nov 22, 2005
    Melbourne, Australia
    There were special builds of 10.7 and 10.7.1 for the new minis and MBAs. If you got a stock App Store build from another computer, it won't work...
  4. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    The latest version on the App store is now 10.7.2. That will work if you redownload it.
  5. mdgm macrumors 6502a

    Nov 2, 2010

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