Can't Install OS

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dailo, Apr 25, 2007.

  1. dailo macrumors regular

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    Something really wierd happened with my MBP. First somehow my .sparseimage magically moved itself to a hidden directory and got currupted, luckily I was able to recover most of the data with data rescue. No more filevault for me from now on!

    So I boot up my Tiger install disk, erase the entire drive and try to install OSX. But I keep on getting this error "This software cannot be installed on this computer" no matter how many times I try to format or restart. I'm using the disks that came with my MBP CD, but I am trying to install it on a a MBP C2D. Does this matter? Doesn't seem like it would. I'm lost now as of what to do. Thanks!
     
  2. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    It does matter. The Core Duo MacBook Pros came out long before the Core 2 Duo ones, and shipped with an earlier version of OS X, one that doesn't recognize the Core 2 Duo machines. You need to use the CDs that came with the EXACT MACHINE you're trying to re-install on.
     
  3. dailo thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks. Didn't think about that, but it makes sense! Now to find my C2D box....
     

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