MacBook Air Install Discs on a early-2008 MacBook??

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  1. dubhe macrumors 65816

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    As I have my new shiny (liney...) MBA I am selling my Black MacBook on eBay. All of my MB install discs are at home (where I will be in a few days), can I use the MacBook Air install discs to clean install Leopard or should I wait until I get home and use the MacBook discs?
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Restore disks are machine specific. This has been asked dozens of times.
     
  3. ppc750fx macrumors 65816

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    They're kinda machine-specific. You can usually get restore disks to install onto an older machine than they're made for, but not onto a newer one. That said, I'd only ever recommend it as a last-ditch effort since it's a kinda hackish procedure.
     
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    A retail copy of Leopard (newest) will work on all of them. Original Leopard retail isn't usable for Nvidia portables.
     
  5. dubhe thread starter macrumors 65816

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    As I say it's brand new MacBook Air discs for a early-2008 MacBook. But, I'll wait until I get home, thing is I only have one night before I go away again so kind of wanted to get ahead of the game!

    If I just created a new user with admin rights, then logged in as that user and deleted the old [my] user, would that delete all of my files? I know they would still be on the disc and recoverable, but to your average Joe they would be gone?
     

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