Grey OS X Install For Another MacBook

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Confuzzeled23, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. Confuzzeled23 macrumors regular


    Jan 27, 2009
    Hi Everyone,
    My brother-in-law has an old white macbook. He has recently gotten an iPhone and since he is using Tiger on his macbook he cannot install the latest version of iTunes. I have an old aluminum macbook that I don't use. I was wondering if my grey install disc would allow me to install leopard on his old white macbook? If not I will look into getting Snow Leopard for him. We don't have any Apple retailers around here so we would have to order it in.
    Thanks for any replies.
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    The grey install disks that come with Macs are model-specific and will not work on other models. Your can either buy a retail copy of Mac OS X or contact Apple for replacement install disks.
  3. DustinT macrumors 68000


    Feb 26, 2011
    Since you own Leopard you could use that, if you could get your hands on a retail disk. If not, the Apple disk is only $29. There are *ahem* other methods of acquiring the disk, but considering the price, do the right thing and buy it.

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