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Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by playm0de, Oct 24, 2006.

  1. playm0de macrumors member

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    I recently purchased a used 12 inch powerbook. The guy I bought it from didnt have the original restore disks but gave me a burned dvd that he said was a copy of the original stuff. Anyways, when I try to reinstall OSX and remove all his stuff, it prompts me to restart. When I restart, it just goes straight into OSX...doesnt ask to reinstall. I have tried booting while holding C, no luck. Do you guys have any words of wisdom for me? Thanks.
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    You need a legal copy of the operating system. Whether the seller pays for it or you do is up to you two to work out.
     
  3. yojitani macrumors 68000

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    Is it a bootable disk or did he put a bunch of images on one disk? Either way, you need to buy OSX. It's a shame though, because without the install disks, you won't have iLife.

    Also, you should never, ever buy a computer that is not sold with the original disks. There are legal reasons, but also if the owner doesn't know what he or she is doing, who knows what kind of rubbish you'll get on the disk or on your hd.

    yt
     

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