iMac problem

Discussion in 'macOS' started by cb1091, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. cb1091 macrumors newbie

    Oct 12, 2011
    Okay....I have an old iMac that I got for christmas a couple years ago, I can't remember the exact year but I believe it was 2005. It is a Polycarbonate iMac. A couple years ago, I tried to reinstall the installation disks and it wouldn't complete the installation after installation disk 2, it said there was an error. I called Apple and asked what I should do and they told me to press the "c" key and try isntalling again. I tried that but it didn't work. The thing is, I don't have the original installation disks. I am using a couple different disks that I borrowed from someone. I have one for a 2003 iMac, one for an upgrade for a 2005 iMac, and one that is OSX 10.4 for a macbook. None of them work and I dont want to buy the original installation disks because what I really want to do is install Windows 7 on.

    Can anyone please give me some advice on what I should do?

  2. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

    Dave Braine

    Mar 19, 2008
    Warrington, UK
    You're going to have to buy some original discs. Discs are machine specific, which is why your borrowed ones won't work.

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