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

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    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

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    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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