I had this issue with versions of OSX past a certain date. Apparently they timb bomb the installers so if the current date is past that, they want you to download a fresher/more up to date copy before it will work.
I’ve gotten around this by turning the date back to the release date of that version to solve the problem successfully.
TOP TIP: Get yourself a proper highspeed USB stick. I’ve got a couple of32GB SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 sticks I got a while back that read very fast. Before I got this I had a drawer full of sticks that often couldn’t manage more than about 6MB/s write (often far less) and were also pretty bad at reads with speeds around 8-10MB/s.
They cost me almost $50 each when I got them, but hot damn do they make OS installs so much more pleasant as they tear through the first steps. Even on old machines with USB 2.0 I’ve seen significant decreases in time when you’re going from 10mb/s to 24…
It also make re-writing that new image to a stick much much much quicker when you need to create something new.
They are reserved for OS installs (or short term things I want to happen faster).
Maybe the average stick has gotten better, but I’ve got “USB 3.0” sticks here that probably are USB 3, but just use cheap memory and can’t read/write for shit.
But seriously, if you do installs often, one of these is godsend.