Lost OS X 10.6 DVD, any difference if I obtain it from a public source?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by cathyy, Apr 26, 2011.

  1. cathyy macrumors 6502a

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    Okay umm, I wish to do a clean SL reinstall. However I'm studying overseas and my SL disc is half the world away. Would there really be any difference if I obtained a copy of SL from a public source and used it instead?

    I know some of you might be skeptical of helping me because I sound like a pirate, but I do have an email from Apple as proof of my original SL purchase. :(
     
  2. Jolly Giant macrumors 6502a

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    as long as it's not a gray install DVD, which are machine specific, you should be fine.
     
  3. mulo macrumors 68020

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    if your machine shipped with SL you must use a disk that came from an identical machine, otherwise the disc won't hold the drivers necessary.
     
  4. cathyy, Apr 26, 2011
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    cathyy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Mine shipped with Leopard and I used a SL upgrade DVD. Technically you're only allowed to 'upgrade' it, however it is possible to do a clean install, and I've done it before.

    I'm obtaining a 10A432 build at the moment from the net.
    Edit: Just checked and yup my current build is 10A432
     
  5. damson34 macrumors 6502

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    True for restore discs only. Retail Discs can be installed on any machine that was released prior to the build on the disc.
     

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