Can I use iMac system discs on my iBook?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Kyle Nerder, Oct 16, 2005.

  1. Kyle Nerder macrumors regular

    Kyle Nerder

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    Hello,

    I am wondering if I can install 10.4 from a G5 iMac install disc on G3 700mhz iBook. Will it work without screwing up something else? This would save me from buying 10.4 for my iBook.
     
  2. homerjward macrumors 68030

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  4. MisterMe macrumors G4

    MisterMe

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    This issue has been discussed numerous times on this forum. The System Restore disk that ships with each computer is specific to that model. There is just a little bit of a difference between the G5 iMac and the 700 MHz iBook G3. So the answer to your question is a big fat No.
     
  5. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    At MR, piracy is not tolerated... probably why you have gotten such responses so far.

    However, you are more than welcome to try-- you'll soon discover that it will NOT work. ;) Apple already thought of this and so the newer systems (ie your iMac G5) ships w/ specially protected CDs/DVDs which will not allow for the swapping and illegal use you intended.
     
  6. Kyle Nerder thread starter macrumors regular

    Kyle Nerder

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    I didn't realize it was that big of a deal....I just thought I'd ask. Thanks anyways everyone.
     
  7. decksnap macrumors 68040

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    It wouldn't technically work anyway, so either way, go buy it. It be cheap.
     

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