OSX 10.5 - MacBook Pro install disk

Discussion in 'macOS' started by jolshwar, Apr 15, 2008.

  1. jolshwar macrumors newbie

    Oct 4, 2007
    My friend has just bought himself a MacBook Pro, with it came an install disk with Leopard on it. I have the original Core Duo MacBook, does anyone know for sure that I can use his disk safely on my computer?

  2. hodgjy macrumors 6502

    Apr 15, 2005
    No, for two reasons.

    1) Using an install disc on a Mac other than the one it was sold with is a violation of Apple's EULA.

    2) Apple ties the install discs to only work with the same type of computer the disc was sold with. For example, an iMac disc will not install on a MacBook.

  3. TH-Gunner macrumors regular

    Mar 28, 2008
    There is a line in a javascript file on the disk that tells the computer:

    "If the users starts up the OSX installer, check to see if the computer is the right model. If it's the right model, the user may proceed with the installation process. If this disk does not match the computer model, tell the user he cannot use the disk to install OSX on this computer."

    In short: it won't work.
  4. Duff-Man macrumors 68030


    Dec 26, 2002
    Albuquerque, NM
    Duff-Man says....this question must get asked at least 2 or 3 times every week - please have a look at a few of the countless other threads that already exist.....oh yeah!
  5. jesyca macrumors newbie

    Mar 3, 2011
    Hi, do you know where can I buy the install disc for macbook pro?


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