I'm coincidentally selling (almost the same things)...a 15" 1.5 ghz Powerbook & my wife's iBook. Both bought Jan 2005. Both replaced by MacBook Pros - a 15" 2.16ghz that I bought in March 2005, and the 15" 2.2ghz (refurbished) I just bought.I have been waiting years for this. Good bye PowerBook! Good bye iBook! Anybody interested in my two laptops. I can't wait to use my wireless keyboard and mouse! 20 inches of sweet real estate. Awesome.
great news, i can confirm the drop-in DVD Leopard disc provide option to Upgrade or Erase & Install. The only thing is it will check that you have a current 10.4 installation onboard.
also, unlike the restore discs that comes with the computer, these drop-in discs aren't tied to that specific model. My friend bought a MacBook yesterday as well and she received the exact same drop-in disc.
hope this helps!
Thanks for the helpful info terkwong. thats not necessarily great news though.
If you do the erase and install, that would mean you lose everything that the computer comes with like iLife '08 right?
I just bought my 15" refurb 2.2ghz macbook pro and I expect it to come with Leopard as a drop in disc. What this means to me is that whenever I feel like backing everything up and refreshing my comp from scratch down the line, I wil have to do a 2 step process: 1) reinstall the computer disks, 2) upgrade the OS.
I personally would prefer to have updated installer discs with leopard in them.
I'm going to try and get updated installer discs for the MacBook Pro I just purchased when they are available. IF anyone has any suggestions on how to go about this, please post. I dont want to do this for bootlegging reasons or anything, just for convenience reasons.
That's pretty good. Thanks Mactari. Other than iLife, are there any other pieces of software that I would want to pull out of the installer discs?I just did a clean install of Leopard using the Drop-In DVD on my new iMac 24". I was then able to put in the Mac OS/X Tiger discs that came with the iMac and successfully install iLife 08 on top of the clean install. Everything works great!
I had initially installed Leopard on top of the Tiger install - but really wanted to start over from scratch. Don't know if this was really necessary, but it definitely makes me more comfortable...
That's pretty good. Thanks Mactari. Other than iLife, are there any other pieces of software that I would want to pull out of the installer discs?
I'll probably do what you did.
But I'm still going to contact apple in a few weeks and try to get updated installer discs for my MBP ;-)
Thanks Mactari. If anyone else has anything to recommend to install, please post it. Since I have MS Office 2004, I won't be needing the test drive.I don't think there's anything else on the DVD to install. When installing the "other applications" (which contains iLife) you have the option to do "custom". I'd recommend choosing that...and dropping items like "Microsoft Office 2004 Test Drive"
you got me, but if they were willing to provide you with updated installer discs, I think that would be alright. Anyone ever have any experiece with this? or any ideas?When laying out $$$ for apple hardware, they should ship with the new OS already installed and a restore disk with the new OS. What is their problem?
With the Drop-In DVD, do you have to have 10.4 on the disk if you choose to erase the volume and do a complete install? (If I need to reinstall a year from now I don't want to have to place 10.4 on first just to wipe it off with 10.5.) A salesperson on Apple Store's chat just told me the DVD is a full version and doesn't require 10.4 to be installed first. Is this true?
Their "problem" is that it would be a nightmare to recall all the thousands of machines with Tiger installed just so that they can install Leopard on them.When laying out $$$ for apple hardware, they should ship with the new OS already installed and a restore disk with the new OS. What is their problem?