leopard grey install disks

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Skakidalex, Sep 5, 2008.

  1. Skakidalex macrumors newbie

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    hey all,

    ok here's my problem. I've wanted leopard since it came out but being so expensive I decided to wait, well, a little while ago I decided to finally buy it, woo. So I go on to ebay.. and I buy the grey install disks that come with the macbook for like.. $50. So I spend half my day backing up all my stuff, erase my HD, re-partition it and run the install... and nothing.. so I go on a working computer and look this problem up and I read that I need to buy a commercial copy of leopard for it to install.. now this makes sense and I'm fully willing to buy a copy, buut.. it's like $200 and I waited so long for these disks to arrive.So, I was just wondering if there was ANY way I could get these to work because I'm a student living on my own and I don't have the kind of cash to throw at the computer store to placate my desire for leopard so quickly.. any help will be appreciated!
     
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    No, the grey disks you have - the system disks - can only be installed on the computer from which they came.
     
  3. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    No, grey restore disks are model specific. They will only work on the exact model they were shipped with.
     
  4. Skakidalex thread starter macrumors newbie

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  5. sickmacdoc macrumors 68020

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    Wanted to add that I just checked the Apple Store (Canada) since it appears you are from Ottawa and Leopard there is $129 not the $200 you mentioned in your first post. Yeah, not as cheap as the $50 for the unusable disks, but still a good jump away from $200 anyways, so maybe that will help you get it sooner! :)
     
  6. Duff-Man macrumors 68030

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    Duff-Man says... ^^^ yeah, I am guessing that the thread starter got the prices for the single user and family pack mixed up - would not be the first one to make that mistake...oh yeah!
     

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