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

    May 12, 2010
    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


    Feb 6, 2010
    On the fence
    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

    May 12, 2010
    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

    Nov 2, 2010
    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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