The version of the Mac OS X recovery disc that comes with your i5/i7 iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by iMacKeung, Dec 10, 2009.

  1. iMacKeung macrumors member

    Nov 2, 2009
    So I was stupid enough to lost the recovery discs of my near one month old Core i7 iMac

    I phoned up AppleCare and they are kind enough to mail me back two recovery discs free of charge (they are white instead of grey, and printed as replacement discs)

    Today I tried to boot from the disc to see if it works, after I chose the language, there's a msg saying "Mac OS X cannot be installed on this computer" and the two options that I have is to restore from Time Machine or restart.

    So I checked the version of the disc in OSX, I discover that it's actually 10.6.1, instead of 10.6.2 which ships with Core i5/i7 iMacs.

    Then I phone up AppleCare yet again to see if they have send me the correct disc. The guy asked of my serial number and after a while of checking, he said they have sent me the right disc. They say the discs that come along with the core i5/i7 are actually 10.6.1 as he sees from his system.

    If I want to do a clean install of OSX I have to delete and format the volume first, he said.

    I am not convinced, how come a recovery disc version could differ from the one that's actually installed?

    Do you guys (i5/i7 iMac) have a 10.6.1 or 10.6.2 recovery disc? Anyone could check it for me please?:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
  2. JimKirk macrumors 6502

    Oct 6, 2009
  3. drlunanerd macrumors 68000


    Feb 14, 2004
  4. iMacKeung thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 2, 2009
    According to the KB of APPLE...a build earlier than the pre-installed OS X on a computer should not be some functions may not be working

    And I specifically asked can 10.6.1 be installed in the Core i7 iMac, and the ACC guy said it's ok

    Perhaps I should try phoning them again tomorrow...

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