MAC OS X disk installed.....Possible problems...?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by sarahlee1579, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. sarahlee1579 macrumors newbie

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    Hi Guys,
    I have a question for you....

    I have a Macbook which I bought new in Feb this year.
    I came home from work today and my boyfriend told me he'd had a clear out and thrown away my macbook box. But had found a disk in there and decided to install it- to be on the safe side.
    He had infact installed the Mac OS X dvd... (grrrrrrrr)
    All seems fine....I did panic thinking he had changed it back to factory settings but my question is, has he harmed the mac in any way by installing something that was essentially already installed?
    Also would it have used up much memory??

    Thanks!
     
  2. AppleFanatic10 macrumors 68030

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    No, you should be fine.
     
  3. sarahlee1579 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the reply AppleFanatic10. Was so worried everything had been wiped but everything is the same.
    The dvd's been rescued from the bin and will be kept safe...
    Call me ignorant but with macs etc being so high tech, it's surely impossible to install 2 versions of the OS....? no?
     
  4. AppleFanatic10 macrumors 68030

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    Unless you have something like Parallels on your computer, it's not possible lol.
     
  5. sarahlee1579 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Cant even say I know what they are...lol
    Last question, I will be getting OS Lion next week anyway so am i right in thinking that snow leopard gets uninstalled anyway?
    So any worries i have of this stupid unnecessary 'extra' instalment from last night can be forgotten...?
     
  6. accessoriesguy macrumors 6502a

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    yup, lion will replace snow leopard as the OS.

    Technically: yes you can install and run multiple OS's.
    Regular Non-technical user: no this can not and will not happen.

    When you put in any install OS, (especially apple's) they have a nice easy way to navigate and are already programmed to check for previous versions of an operating system and edit them accordingly.

    So you can put in as many OS's as you want install them, and in the end everything will be fine because it's set up to make sure you have only 1 main OS. So don't worry, be happy!
     

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