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Mac os x leopard

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Oct 16, 2013 10:36 AM

Hi im trying to install mac os x leopard 10.5.2 on my power mac g5 witch is running Mac os x leopard 10.5.8 but after i click the language it says this software cannot be instaled on this computer.


i know that leopard and a power mac g5 are not supported by apple anymore but, Can anyone help me?



power mac g5 specs:


power mac g5 1.8GHz PowerPc G5


Mac os x version 10.5.8

GEForce FX 520




Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • stevefromashby-de-la-zouch Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 16, 2013 11:31 AM (in response to Aaron iTeam)

    Are you installing a retail version of the software (black disc) or an upgrade disc (gray disc). I have had this problem as the gray disc is configured specifically for the hardware it is delivered with (mine came with an Intel MacBook) so it wouldn't install.


    I have read that you can customise the install disc but it takes a lot of steps to do it.


    Thats all I can think of as it shoudl run it no problem, unless Apple don't allow you to install a previous version of the OS over a more modern version, in which case it would be a format and then install. This can be done as the disc utility is available from the menu when the 'this software cannot be installed' dialogue box is cleared.

  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,300 points)
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    Oct 16, 2013 2:59 PM (in response to Aaron iTeam)

    Why are you trying to install an earlier version of Leopard than the one you already have?


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