I lost my powerbook install disc...

Discussion in 'macOS' started by JasonReid, Sep 4, 2007.

  1. JasonReid macrumors member

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    But I have my brothers macbook install disc. Would that work? My hard drive died and I am going to install a new one.
     
  2. ghking macrumors regular

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    yea i think so. Its just tiger. i dont think it varies between what kind of comp its shipped with.
     
  3. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030

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    since your brother's macbook is intel based and your powerbook is a PPC, then it's most likely not going to work
     
  4. ghking macrumors regular

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    i thought the tiger that came with the intels was universal binary, not just for Intels

    actually i know it will work. heres a quote from apple

    Mac OS X 10.4.4
    The latest release of Mac OS X, version 10.4.4, runs natively on both PowerPC- and Intel-based Mac systems.

    from this page: http://www.apple.com/universal/
     
  5. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    It definitely will not work. Restore discs are model-specific, so the MB disc won't work on a PB.

    Contact Apple about getting a replacement PB restore disc for a nominal fee.
     
  6. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030

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    apple often ships install disks with computers that wont install on any other type of computer other than the type they were bundled with
     
  7. ghking macrumors regular

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  8. Naimfan macrumors 68040

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    OK, so how much ARE replacement restore discs from Apple? Does anyone know?

    Bob
     
  9. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    My recollection from other posters here is $19.99, but I don't know for sure.
     
  10. Naimfan macrumors 68040

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    Wildcowboy--

    Thanks! I need to place a call, then!

    Bob
     
  11. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    I would try calling the general support line at 1-800-275-2273 if you're in the US.
     
  12. torchwood04 macrumors regular

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    No, the OSX version for intel macs is not universal, while some of the apps may be, the OS as a whole is not.
     
  13. gpaulinus macrumors newbie

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    Easy to get a new mac os x install disc from Apple

    Calling general support is the answer: 1-800-275-2273. Very easy to order a new install disc for my macbook. Cost was around $17.60 with tax.
     
  14. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Since you revived a dead thread, you can also get one just by going to the Apple store. Depending on the Genius, they might just give you one free.
     
  15. greenmeanie macrumors 6502a

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    Well Leopard goes either way.
    I install it on my G5 and intel machines.
    But like the other poster said you would need a full install not a restore disc.
     
  16. cjmillsnun macrumors 68020

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    That applies for Tiger and Snow. Leopard was universal. I cloned a Leopard install from My MacBook grey disk onto an installed using my grey disk on to an AFP partition and dropped it into my old G4 Quicksilver as my DVD drive had broken so couldn't use my retail copy of Leopard at that time (I had no FireWire lead) It worked perfectly.
     

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