7 Replies Latest reply: Nov 25, 2012 2:22 PM by baltwo
lanemedia Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

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 (4,490 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 (32,820 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.



  • lanemedia Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I understand all of this

    I was probable fixing compters before you werre born

    My onlly complaint

    No matter which machine you owned previously

    Power Pc

    Os 7  8  9 or 10X

    Intel version of whatever OSX

    Similar computers always let you start up the, or a machine with software on an exterrnal disk.

    You could take a xdrive to someone elses house and startup there machine with your xdrive.


    This enable you to use older software such as which would only run on Clasic or with Rosetta.

    They have since diabled roseeta, but it never dtopped me from accesing files with older software before.

    Thus comes in the term the Devil He only wants you money.

    Once he has stolen your soul, he has no need for it or you anymore.


    He (whomever the devil is) cares nothing about older people ( 60-70 -80-90 years olds who have produced wonderful things and documents on their computers only to not be able to use or acces them any more )

    Yes they can purchase new softwansd then try to learn how to usee it, or new computers which is just as challenging.

    Go ahead ask your grandparents what they think. Just  remember without them you would not be here.

    They own older computers that still work but  do not have the money nor the ability to always go fast forward.


    In todays economy, Apple is  even more digressing than ever before.

    This is sad

    Let's have someone invent a machine, OS or thought process that will maintain it's integrity throughtout the life of the machine, and when it dies probably before the owner dies let them access their files with a newer machine simlar to the one that they just lost.


    Apple did this for years,

    I can still use my Powerpcs or previous Intel machines with exterrnal drives, and access the info from a machine that should be in the so called dump or recycle store.


    They always said "To see is to believe"

    Now it is more like "to believe is what you SEE, is probably stupid"

    I think it has something to do with the Fluoride in the water.

    It makes us dumber overall.

  • Dah•veed Level 7 Level 7 (32,820 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!

  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (62,210 points)

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

  • lanemedia Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I do not go here very often

    But this was in my original rant


    The term simliar computers, is what I said.

    Are you referring to disinlar machines or what.


    "Similar computers always let you start up the, or a machine with software on an exterrnal disk."

    ie Power Pc can start up a power pc, not an intel machine

    Nor can an intel machine start up a powerpc machine.