OS X Install DVD locked to serial number?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by BeachChair, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. BeachChair macrumors 6502a

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    Does the installation DVD that comes with a Macbook ONLY work for that Macbook? I can't find the DVD that came with my Macbook Pro. I have a friend who lives nearby with a Macbook White Unibody. Can I use his DVD?

    I know I can use an USB stick, but I dont have one that works at the moment.
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

    Intell

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    They are locked to the model number. Example Macbook7,1 is a model number. There are ways to remove this limitation, but I am not going to discuss how.
     
  3. Hansr macrumors 6502a

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    A new copy of SL costs $29 if you lost yours.
     
  4. Mal macrumors 603

    Mal

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    You can just call Apple and order a replacement disk, somewhere around $16 usually.

    jW
     
  5. Apple 26.2 Contributor

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    Yeah, they're usually tied to models... his MB disk won't work on your MBP.
     

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