Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

Snow Leopard install question


  • Please log in to reply
4 replies to this topic

#1 chemed

chemed

  • Members
  • 21 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:CO
  • Local time:08:43 AM

Posted 17 May 2010 - 05:13 PM

I have an iMac 24 that I bought last year and am still running Leopard. My roomate just bought an iMac 27 and I tried to upgrade to Snow Leopard using his disk (that came in the "Everything Else" box) and I keep getting a screen that says
"Mac OS X Snow Leopard can't be installed on this computer"

Why?
Will the disk only work with his computer? Is there a way around this? Should I just get the $29 upgrade? I've tried booting from the disk and get the same message.
I'm pretty sure my system requirements are all good

Model Name: iMac
Model Identifier: iMac8,1
Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor Speed: 2.8 GHz
Number Of Processors: 1
Total Number Of Cores: 2
L2 Cache: 6 MB
Memory: 4 GB
Bus Speed: 1.07 GHz

I want to upgrade to SL so I can run xCode. Any help with this would be appreciated!

-Chemed

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 computerxpds

computerxpds

    Bleepin' Comp


  • Moderator
  • 4,457 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:USA
  • Local time:09:43 AM

Posted 17 May 2010 - 07:02 PM

Buy the upgrade disc the other disc is only for the mac it came with. That be apple for ya. :blink:

sigcomp.png 
If I have replied to a topic and you reply and I haven't gotten back to you within 48 hours (2 days) then send me a P.M.
Some important links: BC Forum Rules | Misplaced Malware Logs | BC Tutorials | BC Downloads |
Follow BleepingComputer on: Facebook! | Twitter! | Google+| Come join us on the BleepingComputer Live Chat too! |


#3 chemed

chemed
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 21 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:CO
  • Local time:08:43 AM

Posted 18 May 2010 - 08:57 AM

That's what I was afraid of!

thanks anyway for the info

#4 computerxpds

computerxpds

    Bleepin' Comp


  • Moderator
  • 4,457 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:USA
  • Local time:09:43 AM

Posted 18 May 2010 - 01:49 PM

yep no problem. :blink:

sigcomp.png 
If I have replied to a topic and you reply and I haven't gotten back to you within 48 hours (2 days) then send me a P.M.
Some important links: BC Forum Rules | Misplaced Malware Logs | BC Tutorials | BC Downloads |
Follow BleepingComputer on: Facebook! | Twitter! | Google+| Come join us on the BleepingComputer Live Chat too! |


#5 pcsupport

pcsupport

  • Members
  • 9 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:02:43 PM

Posted 23 May 2010 - 04:37 AM

I have an iMac 24 that I bought last year and am still running Leopard. My roomate just bought an iMac 27 and I tried to upgrade to Snow Leopard using his disk (that came in the "Everything Else" box) and I keep getting a screen that says
"Mac OS X Snow Leopard can't be installed on this computer"


Because it's not a 'real' Snow Leopard installation disk. Buy one, they're cheap enough….!




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users