How can I format the MB if I lost the setup disc?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by lyl, Jan 19, 2009.

  1. lyl macrumors member

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  2. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Ask Apple for another set, use target disk mode, or buy/use the Mac OS X retail discs.

    Asking Apple for another set tends to cost the least if you don't have the DVDs from another machine you can use for a target disk install.
     
  3. lyl thread starter macrumors member

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    can I download a leopard disc instead?will the validation expire?
     
  4. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Can't answer the first question, since it is against forum rules.

    There is no install keys with Leopard.

    The only validation is a check to make sure the computer meets the Hardware specs for the OS.

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    The System restore DVDs that put all the apps back to new-in-box install generally are 19.95 + shipping ballpark -- or free if you get a nice Apple genius at the store.

    These DVDs are keyed to the machine you have, which means a couple more hoops to jump through to verify the machine with Apple to make sure the correct ones are sent.
     

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