Can't install Leopard, please help!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by myztikal47, Dec 8, 2007.

  1. myztikal47 macrumors regular

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    I have the system discs here from a brand new macbook that is dead due to liquid spillage(you can see my other thread about this). It was less then a week old!! Anyway, I've bought a replacement and I tried to use the system discs to install leopard on this replacement. When I hit restart after inserting the disc, I get to the point where it asks me to choose the install language, and then it gives me the error:

    "cannot install mac os x on this computer"

    I can't for the life of me figure it out, unless it has to do with my newer system was a Core 2 duo and this is just a core duo? Also, when I click the apple, and go to "About this Mac" the "More Info" button is grayed out....anyone know why that is? The current version on this computer is Mac OS X 10.4.11

    Thanks in advance guys!
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    The restore discs require the exact model of macbook, therefore the c2d discs wont work in the older cd macbook.
     
  3. myztikal47 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Gotcha, thanks! Just sucks because I bought this macbook used, I reset the administrator password, and yet, I still can't get access to the System Preferences, or the account settings, I don't know what to do.
     
  4. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Where did you buy it? You need to contact the seller for the disks.
     
  5. myztikal47 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have access to the administrator account, I reset the password using the Leopard install disc, but still, when I click on system preferences it does nothing, nothing comes up....
     
  6. myztikal47 thread starter macrumors regular

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  7. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    So you can't access any of the system preferences? ...What if you select system preferences from the Apple menu (upper-left corner of your screen), or try opening the System Preferences app through spotlight.
     

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