new iMac's Not Backwards Compatible!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by jsidoti, Oct 26, 2009.

  1. jsidoti macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2009
    I did everything under the sun to no avail!
    I called Apple and they confirmed the new iMacs Are 10.6 and newer only. You cannot load Leopard on them. Just thought you might want to know. If you were thinking to get that new awesome screen, but run Leopard... No Go:mad:
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    no mac has been able to run a previous os than what was initially installed

    hardly news

    its driver issue related
  3. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    Yep, generally you cannot even boot from the retail OS disk if it is older than the machine.

    Likely the current machines take a modified version of 10.6.1 with updated drivers ... so they likely won't boot from Mac OS X SL DVDs until the 10.6.2 or 10.6.3 retail DVDs hit the shelves.

    Of course if you lose the DVDs, it is just about the same price to get new restore DVDs as the retail OS these days.

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