Under normal circumstances when would I need my OS DVD?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by brainwave89, Dec 22, 2007.

  1. brainwave89 macrumors 6502

    Jul 7, 2006
    Under normal circumstances when if at all would I need my Mac OS X DVD?
    Coming from the Windows world there are instances in doing maintenance where the OS CD/DVD would be needed.
    Are there times other than re-installing the OS would I need to use the OS DVD?
    I am only asking so I can acquire more knowledge.

    Thank you for looking.
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus


    Apr 27, 2005
    San Francisco, CA
    If you need to reinstall/reformat, of course, but other than that, you basically won't need it unless you forget your system password, or need to run a hardware test for troubleshooting purposes.
  3. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    Also for the times when you forget your password... :p
  4. brainwave89 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 7, 2006
    Thank you for all your responses.

    I hope I will not need disk repair (for awhile anyway) or forget my password :).
  5. sublicon macrumors member

    Dec 23, 2007

    Muhahahahaha! Muhahahahahaha! Muhahahahaha!

    ....sorry. :cool:
  6. HLdan macrumors 603


    Aug 22, 2007
    Now if you are talking in terms of the system restore disc that came with your Mac then you would need it to reinstall iLife if you were to accidentally delete iPhoto, iMovie and the rest and printer drivers if your printer is not connecting with your Mac.
  7. Cloudane macrumors 68000


    Aug 6, 2007
    Sweet Apple Acres
    Installation or diagnostics.

    Don't worry it's not Win98, it won't ask for the Windows CD whenever you change a printer setting :D

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