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When downloading ichat what does the computer mean when it says can't be installed on this disk

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When downloading ichat what does the laptop mean when it says "iChat Update (Universal) cant be installed on this disk. the contents of this disk cant be changed


or this volume does not meet the requirements for this update

MacBook Pro, iOS 6.0.1
  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (66,840 points)



    The iChat 2.1 update is to update version 2 (which was a very long time ago)

    It is the only update you will find by searching.


    Other than two standalone updates during the the effective life of iChat 3 all other updates  have been included as part of the OS X updates (when iChat has been updated)

    That is to say, when there is an iChat Update it is in the OS X update although not all OS X updates have iChat updates in them.


    Mountain Lion has Messages.

    This is a new name for the App which also has a major new feature is being able to send iMessages to iOS devices via Apple's new iMessage service.

    Under the hood Messages is like having an iChat+


    9:00 PM      Friday; November 30, 2012

    Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"


      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Mountain Lion 10.8.2)
     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.8),
     Couple of iPhones and an iPad

    "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images."  No, Seriously


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