2 Replies Latest reply: Oct 28, 2013 1:09 PM by sptx
Gui11erm0 Level 1 Level 1

I have given a MacBook Pro 15" 1.1, with no operating system installed. I tried to install the official version of OS X 10.5 but it shows an error "can not install this system in this Mac". I need the retail version of 10.4.5 to format my MacBook Pro, I need your help, Thanks.



MacBook Pro "Core Duo" 2.0 15"

2.0 GHz Core Duo (T2500)
Intro Date: February 14, 2006 Disc Date: October 24, 2006
Order No: MA464LL/A* Model No: A1150 (EMC 2101)
Subfamily: MacBook Pro (Glossy) Model ID: MacBookPro1,1
Std RAM: 1 GB Std VRAM: 128 MB, 256 MB
Std Storage: 80 (5400 RPM) Std Optical: 4X SL "SuperDrive"


Complete MacBook Pro "Core Duo" 2.0 15" Specs

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.4.5), Intel
  • a brody Level 9 Level 9
    Classic Mac OS

    The official 10.5 installer should work, if it is not system specific.   Look to make sure your official, is retail, as this tip explains.  You have sufficient memory, you could install 10.6 from the currently sold 10.6 retail directly.  So unless you are sure your applications are not 10.6 compatible, that might be the best option.

  • sptx Level 1 Level 1

    The disks shipped with a computer are typically specific to that computer and can't be used on another Mac. You have to buy a RETAIL version that can be used to install on any Mac. I'm locked in to OSX 10.4.11 Tiger because of 20 years of design work and records I didn't want to redo in different programs that worked on Intel Macs. The retail version of Tiger I had to purchase on Amazon was $225 but worth it as I've had to purchase several older refurbished Power PC Imacs.