Can I borrow my GF's reinstall disks?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by trogas, Dec 31, 2007.

  1. trogas macrumors newbie

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    So my I need to reinstall my OS (Tiger) on my MBP but I seem to have lost my disks. My girlfriend has a new MB with Leopard on it and I'm wondering if I can just use her reinstall disks, even though it will upgrade me to Leopard?
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    No, for two reasons:

    1) It's against the license agreement
    2) It won't work, restore disks are model specific.
     
  3. Mr.O macrumors newbie

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    dont uprgrade.you'll have problems if you upgrade but in most cases not,but a clean install would be nice, and yes you can use her leopard disk
     
  4. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    No you can't. For the 2 reasons I stated above.
     
  5. trogas thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I knew number 1, but 2 is good to know as well. Just a shame to have to shell $130 just because I need a reinstall....
     
  6. heatmiser macrumors 68020

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    Apparently, the disks are model-specific, so it won't work unless you've also got a Macbook.
     
  7. Mr.O macrumors newbie

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    Who cares if it against license agreement, you think anyone takes that in consideration
     
  8. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    Yes, some of us do.
     
  9. Mr.O macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, I read that wrong, Thought he ment his gf had a leopard disk
     
  10. Mr.O macrumors newbie

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    Oh well, I used my friends leopard disk, So i saved $129 which I'm glad is still in my pocket:cool:
     
  11. Mydel macrumors 6502a

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    Its not cool:(
     

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