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Installing OSX from the bundled dvd on another machine


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Hi

I have a MBP 2009 model and would like to use the OSX dvd that came with my machine to install OSX on an older macbook pro (the one before they changed to unibody) Is this possible? I was told by the guy at the store that I cant do this because the dvd will only work on my machine. Is this true?

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If you are referring to the gray install disc, those are machine specific, and I wouldn't use those for any other machine besides the one it came with.you will need to purchase a copy of OS X from an Apple Store or Best buy, or any authorized Apple reseller.

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Hi

I have a MBP 2009 model and would like to use the OSX dvd that came with my machine to install OSX on an older macbook pro (the one before they changed to unibody) Is this possible? I was told by the guy at the store that I cant do this because the dvd will only work on my machine. Is this true?

Sorry for my english I'm from Thailand.
Like already mentioned...the gray/silver disks are model specific...AND even if it were possible to use this disk on a 2nd computer...it would be WRONG to do it.

1 install license per disk.

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hmmm. Ok. Thanks for your replies :>
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