Early-2011 MacBook Pro Applications Disc

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by thermodynamic, Aug 24, 2012.

  1. thermodynamic Suspended

    thermodynamic

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    After reformatting mine with the original OS disc (10.6.7) for a new Momentus XT (after doing cmd-opt-p-r to reset the firmware), I get an unknown error when installing the Applications disc.

    I upgraded to 10.6.8 and tried again -- same error.

    I'm going to upgrade to 10.8.1 and see if the disc will then install... was there, at any known point, a bug with application discs being shipped out?
     
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    thermodynamic

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    I installed Lion (not Mountain Lion) -- the Applications disc installer claimed the certificate was out of date, but the apps installed.

    I'll probably call the Apple Store anyway...
     
  3. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Known problem with the Applications DVD. Just change the date on your computer to a few years ago and the install will work, then change the date back to the correct setting.

    I only know this because I horsed around all afternoon with this last year when trying to reset a Macbook to factory so I could sell it and ran across this issue. I found the answer somewhere in the Apple Support forums.
     
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    thermodynamic

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    Thanks much for the info!

    I will keep that in mind if I have to reformat again (probably not, or until 1TB SSDs come down in price, and become available... :) By then I'll probably have a 2015 MBP anyhow... :D )
     

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