Leopard problem

Discussion in 'macOS' started by petersonwork, Jul 15, 2008.

  1. petersonwork macrumors newbie

    Jul 8, 2008
    Hey, I just got my Mac today and was installing updates and I put in the installation disk and restarted my comp and now it came up with like completely re-installing my OS. =? First it says “Cannot upgrade this version of Mac OS X because a newer version is already installed.”
    Then I choose my Options
    1- Archive & Install
    Which also says Preserve users and network settings
    2- Erase and install

    Right when I turn on my mac earlier it installed updates as well but idk what they were exactly.
    I wish there was a way just to cancel out of this but I am not sure where to go. I only have these options i cant like start normally or take out the disk.
  2. BobZune macrumors 6502a

    Oct 26, 2007
    There was no need to put in the install disks unless the machine came with an older version OS. Turn power off, press and hold down the mouse button (left button if you have multibutton mouse) and turn power on while holding the mouse button down for a few seconds -- the DVD/CD should pop out. Then let the machine start normally. If the software is 10.5.4 (Apple menu, About This Mac) you are up to date. If not, then use the Software Update feature to get the latest updates from Apple, assuming you are connected online.
  3. petersonwork thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 8, 2008
    ok cool thanks, I'll try that. Guess I should have been a little more careful before i just popped in the vd's and such. Also one more question:
    I got 2 dell monitors that i purchased seperately(obviously)
    Do I need to install the drivers for those. Kind of forgot about that since they worked right away with no problems.
  4. BobZune macrumors 6502a

    Oct 26, 2007
    If they work just fine at the resolutions you want, there is no need to install any new drivers.
  5. Osarkon macrumors 68020


    Aug 30, 2006
    You shouldn't have to install drivers for the monitors at all.
  6. bklapholz macrumors newbie

    Nov 1, 2009
    "You cannot upgrade to this version because a newer version in installed"

    This might be posted in the wrong place but it is similar since it relates to the "You can't upgrade to this version because a newer version is installed"

    In a nutshell, I am running Snow Leopard and simply want to archive and reinstall the OS. When I boot to the install DVD it won't let me and that message comes up. It only will let me completely erase and reinstall.

    Does anyone know how to bypass this?

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