MBP Installation Discs Needed For OS X 10.5 Leopard?

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  1. jlin615 macrumors regular

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    I only been a Mac owner since OS X Tiger 10.5, so I'm not too sure about the standard procedure for changing to a new version of OS X.

    My MBP came with 2 DVD discs containing OS X and nesscessary drivers. My question is do I still need those 2 installation DVDs, when I'm installing a fresh ("Erase and Install") copy of Leopard? Or do I only need that 1 DVD that Leopard comes in?
     
  2. jaw04005 macrumors 601

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    It depends on which installation routine you choose. If you "Archive and Install" or "Upgrade", you shouldn't need the discs. However, if you do a clean install (or "Erase and Install"), you will need the discs in order to reinstall iLife and other bundled applications.

    Whatever you do, don't get rid of them. You never know when they will come in handy.
     
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  4. jlin615 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I believe you meant Disc# 2? What is I'm buying OS X Leopard + iLife'08. Will I still any of the 2 MBP discs?
     
  5. jaw04005 macrumors 601

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    It's not always disc two. In the past, Apple has included iLife on the same restore DVD as the operating system. With my MacBook, you have to have disc one to initiate the software install process, but the bulk of iLife resides on disc two.
     

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