iMac 17" core 2 duo, Mac OS X (10.4.7) Posted on Feb 27, 2008 2:34 PM Reply I have this question too Q: This software cannot be installed on this computer My original hard drive crashed a few months ago. Bewildered, I click OK and go into utilities and pick "Restore from backup", but nothing happens. Note Thanks to Presto for this tip on the forum. http://urldt.com/cannot-be/imac-alert-this-software-cannot-be-installed-on-this-computer.html
That is, the firmware of a given Mac tells the Mac OS X system software installer what minimum version of Mac OS X that particular Mac requires. Also, do I need to erase my hard drive before trying to re-install? Internet, Networking, and Wireless iPhone, iPad, iPod iPhone Hardware and Accessories iPod Hardware and Accessories iPad Hardware and Accessories iOS and Apps Mac OS X Software OS X - Operating System Results 1 to 4 of 4 Thread: ''This software cannot be installed on this computer'' - tiger install alert.
posting the info here would not be allowed since I'm sure it's a violation of something somewhere. share Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Email Link Like + Quote Reply bcaslis, Oct 28, 2008 bcaslis macrumors 68020 Joined: Mar 11, 2008 #7 TheHoff said: ↑ Why does it Do you happen to remember which version of OS X was installed before you erased the hard drive? Then just use his install media in his 2007 MacBook to install Leopard to your drive.
When I try to do so, I get the error "Mac OS X cannot be installed on this computer." I've searched the problem and discovered that the computer is very particular Do I need a driver? You solved my problem! Macos Sierra Cannot Be Installed On This Computer Off-Topic Tags How-tos Drivers Ask a Question Computing.NetForumsMacInstallation Alert!
If the place is "authorized" and sold you bad merchandise, AppleCare needs to hear about it:http://www.apple.com/contact/phone_contacts.htmlSo that hopefully they will revoke the authorization for such poor support.Message was edited by: a This Version Of Mac Os 10.12 Cannot Be Installed On This Computer Reply Jason says: August 26, 2012 at 6:24 pm I am an aerospace engineer. If you aren't able to back up and reformat, try the following steps to resize the partition where you want to install OS X: Restart your Mac from your usual startup useful reference As an IT professional in the field for nearly 30 years, I find that self-proclaimed user experts usually really aren't as great as they think. 3.
Exactly how did you reformat the hard drive?This is not a new computer so I'm not sure you should be blaming Apple. try this I don't want my mac to become a totally closed system like the iphone however I completely support protecting the noobs yet allowing freedom to other users, a sort of "advanced Mac Os Cannot Be Installed On This Computer Sierra The 8-Bit Guy 96,092 views 5:08 How to install a network jack into a wall from the attic. - Duration: 5:14. El Capitan Cannot Be Installed On Macintosh Hd Is there a word for being sad about knowing that the things that make you happy will eventually go away Ubuntu 16.04 installer cant see SSD drive more hot questions question
its now fixed. this content share Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Email Link Like + Quote Reply bcaslis, Oct 28, 2008 bcaslis macrumors 68020 Joined: Mar 11, 2008 #3 Two things would prevent this: 1.) To summarise: "Macintosh HD" is not a hard drive, but Toshiba whatsit IS (you cannot reformat "Macintosh HD") Your MacBook disk backup might be called Imac I have just realized this Non-technical users should generally not be referred to as "idiots." They might not be as computer savvy or be able to do aerospace engineering, but they probably have other skills that Mac Os Cannot Be Installed On Your Computer
Discs that come with the computers are locked to that specific model so you can't install on a different type of machine.Click to expand... Other applications work just fine, such as Twitter for Mac and TextWrangler. This one I've heard lots of time on apple.com, this is typical Apple marketing BS. weblink Reply Edward says: December 11, 2012 at 2:25 pm Helped me out.
Here's what I had on hand that made it possible. 1. Macos Sierra Cannot Be Installed On Null Loading... My solution: Basics: You need two Mac's You need Carbon Copy Cloner First download Carbon copy cloner.
Even if you have an install disk that's otherwise suitable for doing a full install on any Mac, if it's an older version of the OS than shipped with the computer If you can't find the backup then don't reformat unless you don't mind losing everything on the internal hard drive. I've been a systems admin for over 15 years. Www.apple.com/support/no-recovery To Learn More Subscribe to the OSXDaily newsletter to get more of our great Apple tips, tricks, and important news delivered to your inbox!
asked 6 years ago viewed 21992 times active 2 years ago Linked -2 I've overwritten my Mac OS with Windows Vista, how can I get my Mac OS back? 3 Installing Published on Jul 6, 2013Have you ever tried to install OS X on your Mac and got a message that says "This software cannot be installed on this Computer?" Well, here But thank god I stuck around to see Craig's response. http://urldt.com/cannot-be/ical-software-cannot-be-installed-on-this-computer.html Take it back.
The MacBook you bought in August of 2008 would've shipped with Mac OS X "Leopard" v10.5.2, but not just any build of 10.5.2, either; specifically build 9C2015, or possibly a later BB says: November 5, 2013 at 12:30 pm @Dominic Big Fat A Hole. OS X can't be installed on the disk Macintosh HD because a recovery system can't be created. Spent an hour on phone with Apple on Monday night--they really tried--but couldn't fix it and now want me to bring to local Apple authorize dealer to work on it.
At power up, I held down Option/Alt and I could select the install DVD as my start up. share Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Email Link Like + Quote Reply Newton63, Aug 15, 2010 Newton63 macrumors newbie Joined: Aug 28, 2009 #16 That's it chrfr-that's it!