Extreme Newbie Question Regarding Mac Installation DVDs

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Xonnie316, Nov 6, 2009.

  1. Xonnie316 macrumors member

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    Hey MacRumors.com Forum Members,

    I'm new to Mac, and I've had my new iMac for the past month and I didn't install the 3 DVDs that were given with my mac.

    • Mac OS X Snow Leopard (CPU Drop-in DVD)
    • iMac - Applications Install DVD
    • iMac - Mac OS X Install DVD

    I thought these would be in handy if I re-install my mac later on.

    When I use my Mac straight out of the box, would it contain all 3 DVDs?

    A little note is that I did the big update of my Mac once I connected the internet.
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    You can find out if the Snow Leopard drop-in DVD is installed very easily: Go to the Apple Menu and choose About This Mac... If it says 10.5.x, it is NOT installed. If it says 10.6.x, it IS installed. The other two are applied at the factory.
     
  3. Xonnie316 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks, I thought when I did the web update, I thought it updated the OS, I guess I wasn't actually running Snow Leopard.
     
  4. splitpea macrumors 6502a

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    IIRC, the DVDs include the Apple Developer Tools, which aren't installed by default -- but most people don't need those anyway (plus they're downloadable for free).
     

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