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qhy won't new mac book startup with externaldrive snow leopard

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I have been working on Macs and Pc's for 17 years

The new macbook pro is the only computer that will not recognize an exteral "valid" snow leopard 10.6.8 Os  as a valid stratup drive.

What gives Apple or is it Mac

Now that Steven Jobs has died has the devil taken over?

 

Disk Utility Drive Restore no longer allows me to use the previous softwae to startup a macbook Pro purchased in June 2012

I new you were going to do it.

I think it is a stupid move.

  • RRFS Level 5 Level 5 (4,425 points)

    If it's a new MBP and was shipped with Lion or MT Lion you won't be able to move down to SL. Some members on this Forum have had luck running SL in Parallels (I think)

  • Dah•veed Level 7 Level 7 (29,555 points)

    The Apple Support Communities are an international user to user technical support forum. As a man from Mexico, Spanish is my native tongue. I do not speak English very well, however, I do write in English with the aid of the Mac OS X spelling and grammar checks. I also live in a culture perhaps very very different from your own. When offering advice in the ASC, my comments are not meant to be anything more than helpful and certainly not to be taken as insults.

     

    Many years before Steve Jobs died, Apple has long stated that you should not install a version of OS X that predates the version that shipped on a new Mac. It has nothig todo do with the devil, it is because an older version of OS X does not have the hardware specific software to run the newer Mac properly or in your situation, at all.

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2186

    '09 Mac mini, iPad 2, iPhone 4S, Mac OS X (10.7.4), iOS (5.1.1) Mac user since 1984
  • Dah•veed Level 7 Level 7 (29,555 points)

    Sir, you may rant and posture all you like, I have used Macs since the very first one. You cannot boot a Mac from a version of Mac OS X that does not have the hardware specific software to allow the OS to interface with the Mac. Period. Never have been able to do so and likely never will be able to do so.

     

    Ciao. Enjoy your the remainder of your day!

    '09 Mac mini, iPad 2, iPhone 4S, Mac OS X (10.7.4), iOS (5.1.1) Mac user since 1984
  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (59,150 points)

    Dah*veed is correct. See http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2681 for details.

    27" i7 iMac SL, Lion, OS X Mountain Lion, G4 450 MP w/Leopard, 9.2.2
  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (59,150 points)
    27" i7 iMac SL, Lion, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), G4 450 MP w/Leopard, 9.2.2

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