Do I need to keep my OSX Leopard Disc?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by matthewjhawkins, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. matthewjhawkins macrumors newbie

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    Is there any need to keep the OSX Leopard disc if I have since then upgraded to snow leopard, and then to Lion? I have the original tiger discs that came with my MBP.

    Any reason I still need these?
     
  2. r0k macrumors 68040

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    I had a wiped HDD episode when installing RAM in my mini and the Apple support guy insisted I use my original Leopard discs when I was having trouble finding my Snow Leopard DVD. If I had been able to lay my hands on my SL disc, I would never have wasted time installing Leopard on the wiped drive but it was nice to have an "extra" set of install discs in a pinch. I would consider Leopard discs to be a backup for your SL disc and hold on to them for that purpose alone. Now that you are at Lion, I suggest you make a Lion USB so it becomes your secondary recovery method. Here is a rundown of recovery media in today's OS X world:

    1 - Lion recovery partition. Nice unless your whole HDD somehow got wiped.

    2 - Lion recovery USB. Make your own or buy from Apple for $69.

    3 - Snow Leopard DVD.

    4 - Original OS disc that came with your Mac. Last resort but still nice to have in a pinch.
     
  3. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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    "Is there any need to keep the OSX Leopard disc if I have since then upgraded to snow leopard, and then to Lion?"

    How much room does a system DVD take up?

    I believe it's a good idea to keep ALL your old system software discs -- you never know when you might need to reach for one (or help someone else looking for one).

    I still have floppy disks back to System 4.3 or something like that (back in 1987). Even though I don't have a drive to put them in any more!
     
  4. matthewjhawkins thread starter macrumors newbie

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    its not a space issue, i can get a few dollars if I sell it on ebay.
     
  5. kylera macrumors 65816

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    I recommend you hold onto it, so that if you ever sell your Mac in the future, you can get a few bucks that way instead. In fact, I dare say that you can earn more bucks that way rather than putting it up standalone on eBay.
     
  6. simsaladimbamba

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    No need to keep it then, I bought my MB with Leopard and sold it with Snow Leopard.
     
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