Assistance required in installing Mac OS 10.6 on HP Pavilion

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Hi!

I tried installing Mac OS 10.6 on HP Pavilion DV6 but before starting the setup menu, I came across a message that says “You need to restart your computer. Hold down the power button.

The thing is, I was able to install it once on a computer but now I can’t do it on a laptop. I’m including in this message the specs of my system that you may use it for further reference RAM:6GB; CPU: Intel Core i5 2.53; VGA: 1G ATI.

I really hope you’ll be able to help me.

Thank you.

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Assistance required in installing Mac OS 10.6 on HP Pavilion

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Hi,

The main reason is you installed Mac OS 10.6 before in your computer. That’s why your HDD have some previous data of Mac OS 10.6. So this message comes “You need to restart your computer. Hold down the power button…” because computer wanted to remove those previous data first.

To do this you have to format one of your partitions to clean that partition and prepare it for Mac OS 10.6. So try to install Mac OS 10.6. In a formatted partition or other partition that was not used to install Mac OS 10.6 before. This is the solution of that problem.

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Assistance required in installing Mac OS 10.6 on HP Pavilion

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You normally receive that message whenever there is an unfinished or incomplete installation on a computer or the previous installation is waiting for a system restart. But since you are installing OS X on a computer, it is always important that you format the hard drive to remove the existing operating system.

It is very wrong to install a new operating system over an existing operating system especially if they are just the same version. In Microsoft Windows, it is alright to install a new operating system over an existing operating system but it has to be a higher version. This process is called upgrading.

But even in Microsoft Windows, I still prefer doing a clean install instead of doing an upgrade. In your case, if you simply want to reinstall the same operating system, you have to format your hard drive and then install OS X.

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