Lost Recovery CD

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Swami, Nov 16, 2006.

  1. Swami macrumors newbie

    Jan 24, 2006
    I recently upgrade my mac and lost my recovery CD. (I wish I could blame it on my wife or the dog or the kids). Bought the machine from a friend.

    I want to do a clean install...can I do that with a new version of Leopard when it comes out? If I every sell this machine with a Leopard CD, is that good enough for them to reinstall.

    Thanks for your help.
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    Yes, you can use a retail Leopard DVD to do a clean install (note DVD, even Tiger only comes on DVD although you can send that to Apple to get CDs). Doing this will loose all non-OS components that came with the machine including iLife and any other bundled software.
  3. theBB macrumors 68020


    Jan 3, 2006
    Contact Apple, they might send you a new set of installation DVDs. They'll probably charge for shipping, but still...

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