? on using an iMac install disc on a MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bns1201, Oct 22, 2007.

  1. bns1201 macrumors member

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    I just got a MBP off of ebay and I would just like to wipe it clean. Can i start everything over using an iMac install disc that i have? or should i wait till friday to just do leopard on it.
     
  2. TimJim macrumors 6502a

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  3. bns1201 thread starter macrumors member

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    but i jsut wanna use it now....can i use the imac install disc or is it any different thatn anything else?
     
  4. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    Nope

    It won't work.

    Retail discs will work on any Mac (starting with Leopard), but system discs can only be used on the system they came with.
     
  5. Taylor C macrumors 6502a

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    It won't work, at least not legally. Wait until Friday. It's not worth installing Tiger only to upgrade a few days later. Just start fresh.
     
  6. CavemanUK macrumors 6502

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    Like Appleretailguy said.. it will not work.. it will pop up a message saying it cant be installed on that computer.
     

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