Will I be able to install iMac OS X 10.5 on my Powerbook?

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  1. havenhamilton macrumors 6502

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    My family is getting a new iMac this week and i was wondering if i would be able to use the install disc to install 10.5 onto my powerbook. I was thinking maybe the disc would be intel only but i dunno. Has anyone tried this?
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

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  3. havenhamilton thread starter macrumors 6502

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    why's that?
     
  4. JML42691 macrumors 68020

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    Because the install disks that come with the computer are only matched with the model computer that they came with to prevent people like you from robbing a sale from Apple, don't be cheap and pay the $129 if you want it that bad.
     
  5. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    Install disks are model specific.
     
  6. toolbox macrumors 68020

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    Yep they sure are!! found that out this week
     
  7. havenhamilton thread starter macrumors 6502

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    alright. thanks for the quick response.
     
  8. havenhamilton thread starter macrumors 6502

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    clearly i don't want it that bad. if i could get it for free this way i'd do it. if i really wanted it i don't think i would have waited this long to get it.
     

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