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OS X :: Installing Leopard On Imac / Software Cannot Be Installed On This Computer


I've searched for some time now and haven't seem to come up with a solution. I'm trying to Install leopard on my Imac, but every time I run into the "Software cannot be installed on this computer" message.


View 2 Replies (Posted: May 3, 2009)

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