this software cannot be installed on this computer (leopard on new harddrive)

Discussion in 'macOS' started by maclook, Sep 4, 2009.

  1. maclook macrumors 65816

    Nov 2, 2008
    I'm trying to install a new hard drive in my macbook (2006) but when i put in the new hard drive (western digital scorpio blue 320gb) and the leopard family pack install disc that i used to upgrade to leopard, i choose english as the language and then the installation tells me "this software cannot be installed on this computer". i think my machine originally came with tiger so i dont know if i need that restore disc that came with my computer to start using this new hard drive but i dont have that with me so i really hope there is another solution.

    i have a time machine backup that i want to restore so i dont even want to install leopard technically. thanks for any help.
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    when you boot off the leopard disc, run disk utility and format the drive for mac

    it will then be able to install

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