reformat/reinstall

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by perp, Sep 15, 2008.

  1. perp macrumors newbie

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    i deleted leopard from my macbook pro, and borrowed the set of installation disks from a friend (i lost installation disk 1). it is giving me the message "cannot install software on computer". i was wondering, if i take it to an apple store, can they reinstall leopard for me? what should i do? is there a way to make the installation cd work?
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

    swiftaw

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    restore disks are model specific. If the ones you borrowed are from a different model to yours they will not work in your machine.
     
  3. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    The disks you borrowed will only work on that specific model and revision. You can find some for your model/rev on ebay, or you can purchase a retail disc.
     
  4. perp thread starter macrumors newbie

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    if i have apple care, will they ship me out a copy or can i do a reinstall at an apple store?
     
  5. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

    r.j.s

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    Apple will usually replace the discs for a small fee. As for the Apple store, all you can do is ask at your store, it might be up to the manager.
     

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