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Restore Discs

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Des Zac, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. macrumors regular

    #1
    Will apple still send restore discs, (I think that's what they are called, the grey discs that are system specific) For PPCs? If so I have some questions:

    #1: Are they free other than shipping?

    #2 How far back (OS wise) will they go/ Whats the oldest computer they will sell the restore disc for?

    #3 Are they reusable? As in could I buy five imac g3s and use the same restore disc for all of them?

    #4 Could I order every one and keep them for if I need them or do you have to have proof that you own the product?

    Thanks, this info will be a big help.

    -Zach
     
  2. macrumors 6502

    Jony Mac

    #2
    I lucked out when I got a PowerBook G4 off of a boss who had no restore disc. I took a chance and spoke to Apple about it. They said they'd send the original disc that came with it. About 3-5 business days later I received a Tiger installation DVD. It was just a generic DVD that looks like they burned it right then and there. I was rather surprised.
     
  3. macrumors 68040

    DewGuy1999

    #3
    I believe so.

    I don't know.

    If you had more than one of the same Mac and they all had shipped with the exact same hardware and OS, yes you could, but I believe it's a violation of the Terms and Conditions.

    I believe you need the serial number of the Mac.
     
  4. macrumors regular

    #4
    Okay thanks, that answers almost everything, but I still want to know what the farthest back restore disc is : /
     

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