Are OSX install discs hardware specific? (snow leopard)

scariaga

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I'm finally updating my OSX (10.5.8) as newer software versions are starting to require 10.6 or higher. To get around the cost I borrowed an install disc for Snow Leopard from a friend of mine. My question is if the install disc is for an iMac will that also work for a Macbook Pro (intel core duo processor)? I'm guessing it probably won't but wanted to confirm. thanks in advance.
 
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Sadly it will not work, as the grey Restore DVDs are model specific and work only with the model they came with.

You might need to peruse other options.
 

scariaga

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Sadly it will not work, as the grey Restore DVDs are model specific and work only with the model they came with.

You might need to peruse other options.

yeah that's what I thought. Looks like I'm just gonna have to buy the DVDs then :mad:
 

stchman

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Seeing that it once cost 29 USD for a very high quality DVD, no wonder many just pirate Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.
Pirating the SL retail DVDs is a little more difficult as the DVD is dual layered, but still easily done.

Remember, Apple doe not really make any money off their OS, it is to get you to buy their expensive computers.