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    Default Mac OS X cannot be installed on this computer

    Hi all - I have a 13 inch MacBook and wanted to erase and start it over again, so I put my 15 inch MacBook Pro disk in it with Snow Leopard (which is what was on the 13 inch when I bought it) but I keep getting the error "Mac OS X cannot be installed on this computer.

    I have looked all through this forum and cannot find out how to make it successfully install. I am not a newby to computers but I am a newby to mac's.

    Please assist I was about to give it as a present and need to have it ready to go today.

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    You need the recovery disk for a 13in MacBook, not the 15 in. A recovery disk only works for that specific model.
    You need a Retail copy of Snow Leopard. A local Apple Store may help you out with recovery disks.

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    It is true that you need the model specific restore disc or a generic installer to fix your problem. There also might be another way....

    Do you have a working Mac that you have admin access to? Do you have an external FW or USB hard drive?

    If you can answer yes to those, then I might be able to show you how to make a generic installer from your restore disc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deannerene View Post
    It is true that you need the model specific restore disc or a generic installer to fix your problem. There also might be another way....

    Do you have a working Mac that you have admin access to? Do you have an external FW or USB hard drive?

    If you can answer yes to those, then I might be able to show you how to make a generic installer from your restore disc.

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    Its could be that the macbook requires a specific build for that model. If you lost the discs, give Apple a call and they will send you a new set!

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    Apple make two types of system disc, restore discs which are machine specific, and generic install cd's and dvd's which will install to any machine- if it meets the minimum requirements.


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    Quote Originally Posted by imagefx View Post
    Apple make two types of system disc, restore discs which are machine specific, and generic install cd's and dvd's which will install to any machine- if it meets the minimum requirements.
    This is false information.

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    You know what? I just read the original posting date here, this is a dead issue, we're talking to ourselves.
    Last edited by imagefx; 01-26-2011 at 12:31 AM. Reason: out of date post
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