OS X could not be installed on your computer (El Capitan)

OS X could not be installed on your computer.
No packages were eligible for install. Contact the software manufacturer for assistance.
Quit the installer to restart your computer and try again

Oh dear… When trying to install OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) you may encounter this message. This happens because the the installer certificates are no longer valid when checked against the clock of your mac.

Don’t panic though as this is easily fixed using Terminal, so don’t restart immediately.

  • Click Utilities on the menu bar
  • Select Terminal
  • Type date 062112422016
  • Exit Terminal
  • Click Restart

When you restart the mac and try the installer again it will now believe the certificates are valid and will continue as it should.

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