Install disk needed?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by wtsheff, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. wtsheff macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    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).
     
  3. wtsheff thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks

    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.
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

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    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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