Mac Installation discs.

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  1. Washac macrumors 68020

    Washac

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    Hello

    Sitting here this evening a thought arose regarding the installation discs that came with my Macs, I do not know where I stored them away safely.

    If they cannot or could not be found what would I need to do ?
     
  2. ormie macrumors regular

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    Go to an Apple store and see one of the Genius', or contact AppleCare.
     
  3. Washac thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Hello

    What and explain my situation and they would supply or I would have to pay for a new set ?

    Going to start looking through drawers cupboards etc first :)
     
  4. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    They'd probably make you buy a new disc. Do you have Snow Leopard or Lion or another OS?
     
  5. Washac thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Hello


    I have Snow Leopard on all three of my Macs.

    I have in front of me my Snow Leopard install DVD.
     
  6. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    Oh well there you go then you're fine :)
     
  7. ormie macrumors regular

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    Well, if you explain your situation carefully and politely they might surprise you. I had a major problem with my previous MacBook Pro and after a few attempts to fix it, they gave me a brand new one. There was no ranting and raving from me, just politeness and patience, and that did the trick. So, give them a go an they might just surprise you!
     
  8. Washac thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Hello

    Thanks for the replies.

    I have found all my installation discs :)
     
  9. blueroom macrumors 603

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    I used Disk Utility to make a backup to my NAS / TM. If you have a Time Machine (it's a must have peripheral if your data is important to you) just save a copy there.
     
  10. ormie macrumors regular

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    That's good to hear!
     
  11. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    In Addition

    And as the OP has more than 1 Mac, consider adding a Time Capsule to the network.

    Seamless backup for all devices (Mac's) Mine has set me free from all the tedious NAS stuff.
     
  12. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Good. If they are grey discs, each one is specific to a computer. Maybe that is printed on the disc. (?)
     
  13. ormie macrumors regular

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    They are…
     

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