Cannot install 10.7 WHAT!

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

  1. waynepixel macrumors regular

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    Hi

    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

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    Calgary, Canada
    #2
    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:
     

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  3. surroundfan macrumors 6502

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    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 603

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

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