Is an OS installed onto a drive ONLY usable by the computer that installed it?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by g-boac, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. g-boac macrumors 6502

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    Question - I live on the other side of the country from my parents, and trying to help them with a late 2007 iMac I bought for them a few years back. Their hard drive crashed, and I have a spares here in TX. If I format and install Mac OS X Snow Leopard from a retail box family pack DVD onto a hard drive using my mid-2011 iMac and mail this to them (they'll boot via FireWire for a few weeks until I visit over Easter) will this work?

    thanks,
    Mark
     
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