getting a mac pro with os installed but missing the installation disc

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Sossity, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. Sossity macrumors 65816

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    Is this a big deal? what would I do if I had to reinstall the OS? or should one only look at mac pros with all the installation discs with it as well?
     
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    If it's a previous generation model, you can buy a Snow Leopard disk for $30, or if not, the restore disks can be ordered from apple.
     
  3. Sossity thread starter macrumors 65816

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    If I had to do a restore of say snowleopard on a mac pro that came without the original discs, but I have the snowleopard discs that came with my macbook pro, would I be able to use the ones that came with my macbook pro? or are the individual discs locked in with a serial number to be used only one time on only one computer?
     
  4. mdgm macrumors 6502a

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    The disks that come with a model are locked down to only work with that model. They don't contain the drivers etc. for the other machines.
     

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