installing new iMac disk on old iMac?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by leapp, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. leapp macrumors newbie

    Oct 13, 2007
    Thanks in advance for any info anyone might have to offer!

    I think I lost my box set Snow Leopard disc, that I bought before purchasing a new (2009) iMac. I'd now like to put Snow Leopard on an older iMac (maybe 2005? I don't know, it's in our shop and I'm not, lol). Currently the computer is running Leopard and is a Core Duo. The new iMac is an i7.

    Can I use the install discs from the new computer on the old one? And will that wipe out any files/data?

    Sorry if this is a dumb question! I looked but can't find the answer. It's a trip and a half to that location, so I'd like to know before I waste a day.
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus


    Mar 7, 2007
    Install discs only work with the model of Mac they shipped with - it will not work.
  3. leapp thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 13, 2007

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