macbook install disk in mac pro

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  1. mulo macrumors 68020

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    would the install disk that came with a macbook work with a mac pro/ power mac?
     
  2. ray648 macrumors regular

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    I don't think so. I know the intel mac install disks are intel only so it definately won't work with pre intel macs.
     
  3. spinnerlys Guest

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    No, for the simple reason, that those grey Restore DVDs are model specific, thus no DVD for a MacBook 4,1 works with a MacBook 4,2 or even any other Mac.


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  4. mulo thread starter macrumors 68020

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    would a retail disk work? - are they architecture specific?
     
  5. spinnerlys Guest

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    A retail disk should work, except the one for Mac OS X 10.4, as that never came with a Universal binary.

    Do you have a Mac Pro (Intel Mac since late 2006) or Power Mac G4/5?
     
  6. mBox macrumors 68020

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    call Apple Support. They will send you the right disk.
     
  7. mulo thread starter macrumors 68020

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    doubt that, bought the machine second hand, and its from 2004.
     
  8. balamw Moderator

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    i.e. Power Mac. Any retail Tiger or Leopard disc should work. Snow Leopard will not (Intel only).

    Call Apple anyway. You never know what they will say until you try.

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    They will give you replacement disks nonetheless, for a fee of 30 USD of course.
     
  10. mulo thread starter macrumors 68020

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    for that price i'd rather get leopard server off some auction site, they are out there :p
     

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