Updating Old iMac with CD that came with new MacBook

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by WFRmacbookpro, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I was wondering if it was possible to use the Mac OS X 10.8 software CD that came with my new MacBook pro to update my 1 1/2 year-old iMac, which currently runs 10.6. That's really all there is to it.

    Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you in Advance

    Wout
     
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  3. simsaladimbamba

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    No Mac coming with Mac OS X 10.7 Lion or OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion has physical restore media included.

    OS X: About OS X Recovery

    If you want to make a bootable installation medium, you can follow these steps:


    And if they were coming with grey Restore DVDs, they would only work on the Mac model they came with, thus you could not use them anyway. I guess you need to pay the 19 USD for OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion afterall.
     
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