Are OSX install discs hardware specific? (snow leopard)

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  1. scariaga macrumors regular

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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.
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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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.
     
  3. scariaga thread starter macrumors regular

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    yeah that's what I thought. Looks like I'm just gonna have to buy the DVDs then :mad:
     
  4. stchman macrumors 6502a

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    You can get retail Snow Leopard DVD off ebay for $60.
     
  5. ixodes macrumors 601

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    One of my friends just picked up this very DVD from ebay. An amazing bargain for a very high quality DVD.
     
  6. simsaladimbamba

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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.
     
  7. stchman macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     

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