OS X installation help

Discussion in 'iMac' started by gravytrain84, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. gravytrain84 macrumors 6502a

    gravytrain84

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    I bought a macbook pro yesterday and tried to install snow OS X from the CD that the MBP came with onto my iMac, for some reason its not allowing me to. Is the OS X cd good for only one computer?
     
  2. SDub90 macrumors 6502a

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    OS X discs that ship with the systems work only with that model, so your MBP OS X install disc will not work on an iMac. You'll have to go to the apple store and buy the $30 snow leopard disc.
     
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    You can only use grey restore discs on the exact model they came with.
     
  4. gravytrain84 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, Guess I'm the dummy
     
  5. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Nah, Apple has "outsmarted" us all by making it impossible to use an installation disc on more than one computer. I can't blame them, they want to make money.
     
  6. gravytrain84 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Oh i don't blame them at all, I just thought I couldn't gotten lucky.
     

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