Use Mac OSXInstall DVD from Different computer?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by iSaga, Aug 12, 2009.

  1. iSaga macrumors regular

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    I use an early 06 Macbook Pro, 15in. I have been having some issues lately and I was told I should try reinstalling the install DVD to wipe everything and start over. Problem I have is my install DVD is 10.4 and when I moved to this country I didn't bring my 10.5(yes I am freaking retarded)

    I recently purchased the new 13in Macbook pro for my wife, my question is can I use the install DVD from her computer for my computer? Would that be possible? I really don't want to spend another $150 for leopard and don't want to wait to get my copy sent to me.

    Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. Sky Blue Guest

    Sky Blue

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    No, Install DVDs are specific to that computer.
     
  3. donuttakedonuts macrumors regular

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    IIRC, yes... it might not be legal though, also apple may put codes in their box discs that make them impossible to use w/other comps.
     
  4. bozz2006 macrumors 68030

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    yeah, you'll need system specific restore disks. too bad you didn't bring your leopard disk. but, i think you're in luck! just wait a while. snow leopard comes out soon. you can buy that for $30 and wipe your computer and install that. problem solved! just don't reinstall tiger on your computer before going to snow leopard, because the $30 version only works if you already have leopard installed.
     
  5. iSaga thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yup that was my backup plan, I just didn't really want to wait till September. Oh well, bring on snow leopard.
     

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