quick question regarding time machine restores

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by JDNGuru, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. JDNGuru macrumors member

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    if i made a complete back-up using time machine, and lost my dvd install disc (to get to restore area), will using another 10.6 dvd install disc work?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You can use a retail disc, but not a grey install disk from another computer. Grey install disks are model-specific and won't work on other models.
     
  3. JDNGuru thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you for clarifying that. :)
     
  4. Miss Terri macrumors 6502

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    On the grey discs, this is something I've been wondering about, as I have the install discs from my previous computer(s) and was wondering whether to keep them as possible spares.

    GGJstudios, when you say "model specific," how specific is it?

    --"Model" as in that exact computer with that exact serial number?

    --Same "type" model (Macbook Pro) PLUS same or newer OS?

    --Same type and same CPU?

    --Or, just the same model as in "Macbook Pro"?

    --Something else?

    Thanks for clarifying (as I'm sure you know :))

    MT
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    No, not the same serial number, but the same exact model of MBP, such as MB985LL/A (2.66 GHz) or MB986LL/A (2.8 GHz).
     
  6. JDNGuru thread starter macrumors member

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    I restored it fine with the original disc. I had to get it overnighted to me for $20. It was well worth it. I tried my friends grey disc, no worky. Tried my own disc, worked instantly. Thanks again!
     

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