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

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  1. iMacKeung macrumors member

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    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:
     
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  4. iMacKeung thread starter macrumors member

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    According to the KB of APPLE...a build earlier than the pre-installed OS X on a computer should not be installed...as 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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