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Macbook I have a problem installing OS X 10.5.4. after the DVD is loaded, there a message on the screen saying " OS X cannot be install", what do I need to do?

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  • verb75 May 11, 2010

    Are you using the system disks that came with the machine?
    Every machine comes with disks, but they are machine specific. For example: The disks that came with my MacBook will not work with yours.


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I just ran into this issue.
The problem stems from the CD not seeing the SATA hard drive. I called Apple and they sent me a new Mac OS DVD. Hopefully you have the Apple Care or they will charge you for the DVD.

If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe

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Many computer shoppers choose to buy a Mac not only to use OS X, but Windows as well. That is one strong advantage that Macs have in the Mac vs PC war. Apple computers are capable of running Windows, either through Bootcamp or virtual machines.
So, why aren't Windows PC's capable of running OS X? Well, Windows PC's are capable of running OS X. But, it is against Apple's licensing agreement to do so. Thus, this article is intended for educational and demonstration purposes only. If you want to run OS X the best way possible, get a Mac.
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Note: This file is just a disk image framework, no viruses or anything like that. VMware Workstation uses the disk image format to save and contain virtual machines.
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Cannot install OS X


When installing a system on the computer, you must have the original disks for the computer or a new OS X 10.5 Leopard if you meet the minimum specs.

Your Mac won't take a system higher than the one that came with it, unless it is a new 10.5 disk.

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