Can I use the Tiger OS X from my macbook pro on a power mac w/o OS or discs?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by size15shoe, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. size15shoe macrumors newbie

    Apr 27, 2009
    Just bought a Power Mac where the drives were wiped and may not have an OS X disc with it. Can I use the 2 discs that came with my Macbook Pro? They are OS X.
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    No. Completely different architectures. Even if they were the same architecture, you CANNOT use disks across computers. Please search in the future, as you have been instructed to do.
  3. Eric S. macrumors 68040

    Eric S.

    Feb 1, 2008
    Santa Cruz Mountains, California
  4. Amdahl macrumors 65816

    Jul 28, 2004
    If the system is capable of running 10.5, you'll find it cheaper to buy 10.5 than get an old copy of 10.4.

    FYI, all retail copies of 10.5 will work on PPC or Intel systems (assuming the Intel system isn't so new that it needs the original included discs), while retail copies of 10.4 ONLY work on PPC. If you do buy a copy of 10.4, you should check to see what month/year your PPC Mac was released. Make sure the retail copy of 10.4 is a version AFTER that date. 10.4 was produced in retail for 10.4.0, 10.4.3, and 10.4.6. For instance, if you have a Quad G5, you need original install discs, 10.4.3 retail, or 10.4.6 retail to boot it.

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