You Can´t Install Leopard On This Computer

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jvillal, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. jvillal macrumors newbie

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    HELLO, I HAVE A MAC BOOK AND WHEN I TRY TO INSTALL LEOPARD I GET THE MESSAGE:

    THIS SOFTWARE CAN´T BE INSTALLED ON THIS COMPUTER.

    ANY CLUES?
    I HAVE ENOUGH RAM AND 12 GB FREE ON MY HD

    THANK YOU AND GREETINGS FROM CUERNAVACA, MEXICO

    Model Name: MacBook
    Model Identifier: MacBook1,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core Duo
    Processor Speed: 1.83 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache (per processor): 2 MB
    Memory: 1.25 GB
    Bus Speed: 667 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: MB11.0061.B03
    SMC Version: 1.4f12
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    What kind of Leopard DVDs do you have? Is it a black disc with a big X on it, or a grey disc without a big X on it?
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    According to the system requirements for Leopard, it should work, although you're cutting things pretty close on available free space on your HD.
     
  4. cyclingplatypus macrumors 6502a

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    Almost sounds as if you are trying to install from system disk that came with a different system.
     
  5. jvillal thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank yoy for your quick response, I have
    the grey ones from my other new Mac, do I have to buy a family pack or just update?
     
  6. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    You have to buy some kind of retail Leopard discs -- they can be either just a single user copy or a family pack. You would get the family pack if you wanted to use the new Leopard discs you buy on more than one Mac.

    The grey system restore discs, both legally and technically, only work on the kind of computer with which they were shipped. So an iMac's restore discs never work on a Macbook, or even on a different revision of the iMac.
     
  7. jvillal thread starter macrumors newbie

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    OK Thank you all for the quick help!
    Jorge
     

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