Can a leopard retail disc take the place of the install CDs that came with my iMac?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by dns72, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. dns72 macrumors member

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    I don't have my install cds anymore, but I do have my leopard retail disc, so can that take the place of my install discs?
     
  2. belvdr macrumors 603

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    Yes, retail discs are not tied to a specific model.
     
  3. KD7IWP macrumors 6502a

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    it will install OSX for you, but does not have the iLife apps or other apps that came bundled with the iMac.
     
  4. dns72 thread starter macrumors member

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  5. wetrix macrumors 6502

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    Then you have everything that you don't have anymore.
     
  6. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    Do you happen to know what version of Mac OS X came with your iMac? If the Mac OS X version on the retail disc is newer than the one that came with your Mac (for example, my iMac came with 10.5.2, and the latest retail disc comes with 10.5.4) you'll be just fine. If not, then you might have problems getting it to install.
     
  7. dns72 thread starter macrumors member

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    My imac came with OSX 10.4.11 or something like that... it was the latest update to tiger. It's an aluminum iMac btw.
     
  8. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    You'll be fine then.
     

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