Install disk needed?

wtsheff

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I purchased a slightly used 21.5" iMac recently and there where no backup disks included with the computer. Should I be concerned about having them for software modifications in the future or can I survive comfortably without them? Thanks,WTS.
 

GGJstudios

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I purchased a slightly used 21.5" iMac recently and there where no backup disks included with the computer. Should I be concerned about having them for software modifications in the future or can I survive comfortably without them? Thanks,WTS.
What year model is it? What Mac OS X version is installed? If it's Lion or Mountain Lion, there are no install discs shipped for those versions.

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If it's Snow Leopard or earlier, you can order replacement discs for your model by calling Apple (800-767-2775 in the US).
 
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wtsheff

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Thanks for the reply. That makes me feel better about my new computer. It is the May 2011 model so I assume it came without install disks.
 
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Weaselboy

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Thanks for the reply. That makes me feel better about my new computer. It is the May 2011 model so I assume it came without install disks.
Yes. That would have come with Lion and no install disks. If you need to reinstall the OS, just go a command-r boot and that will get you to a recovery mode to reinstall.
 
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