New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
OS X - Operating System General OS operation information and support

OS 10.5 - Need help to find the right Mac OS X for my MacBook!


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
conghoan

 
conghoan's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 01, 2009
Posts: 6
conghoan is on a distinguished road

conghoan is offline
My MacBook information:
MacBook 5.2
Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz
2G Memory 256 Nividia GeForce 9400M
120Gb hard disk
It's a white, plastic cover MaBook

I'v just erased the hard disk and then found out the installation disks had been missing. I'v tried to use the disks from my daughter MacBook 5.1 to reinstall but it not allowed. Now my question is which installation disk shoud be the right one for my Mac and where I can download or by it?
Thanks,
QUOTE Thanks
Kash

 
Kash's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 03, 2006
Location: Irvine, CA
Posts: 9,385
Kash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant future
Mac Specs: Black Macbook C2D 2GHz 3GB RAM 250GB HD iPhone 4 iPad 3G

Kash is offline
If you don't have access to your restore discs, then you have two options. One option is to call up Apple and order a replacement set. You will simply have to provide your serial number and they'll send out the appropriate set for your make and model. Your second option is to buy a retail copy of Leopard. It will cost you around $129 at the Apple Store.

There is currently no legal option to download OS X.

Just in case you were curious, the reason your daughter's discs didn't work is because restore discs are tied to a specific model. So both of your machines had to be near identical for her discs to work in your machine.


June 2007
July 2009
QUOTE Thanks
conghoan

 
conghoan's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 01, 2009
Posts: 6
conghoan is on a distinguished road

conghoan is offline
Thanks for you quickly reply. Where can i see the serial number so I can order the disk from Apple or at the other shop?
Thanks.
QUOTE Thanks
Oneironaut

 
Oneironaut's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 23, 2009
Posts: 1,323
Oneironaut is just really niceOneironaut is just really niceOneironaut is just really niceOneironaut is just really niceOneironaut is just really nice
Mac Specs: 21" iMac * 2.8 Ghz Intel Core i7 * 16GB 1333 Mhz DDR3 * 1TB HD *AMD Radeon HD 6770M 512 MB

Oneironaut is offline
I don't know if the white and aluminum Macbooks have similar layouts, but this might help:

MacBook: How to find the serial number
QUOTE Thanks
Kash

 
Kash's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 03, 2006
Location: Irvine, CA
Posts: 9,385
Kash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant future
Mac Specs: Black Macbook C2D 2GHz 3GB RAM 250GB HD iPhone 4 iPad 3G

Kash is offline
Easiest way is to click on the apple icon in the upper left, select About this Mac, and then click on More Info. In the window that pops up you'll see your Serial Number listed.


June 2007
July 2009
QUOTE Thanks
vansmith

 
vansmith's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 19, 2008
Location: Toronto
Posts: 17,993
vansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 2012 13" MBP (2.5 i5, 8GB)

vansmith is online now
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kash View Post
Easiest way is to click on the apple icon in the upper left, select About this Mac, and then click on More Info. In the window that pops up you'll see your Serial Number listed.
You can also go to the Apple menu > About This Mac and where it says your version, click it twice (clicking once shows the build number).

Important Links: Community Guidelines : Use the reputation system if you've been helped.
M-F Blog :: Write for the blog
Writing a Quality Post
QUOTE Thanks
conghoan

 
conghoan's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 01, 2009
Posts: 6
conghoan is on a distinguished road

conghoan is offline
Great helpers you are! The SN had been found under the battery component. Let say that I just bought the Mac OS X Leopard 10.5, install and download all the drivers, applications later like in windows, that will be alright or it has to be the system disk for the right MacBook?
Thanks
QUOTE Thanks
S.SubZero

 
Member Since: Mar 24, 2008
Posts: 336
S.SubZero is a jewel in the roughS.SubZero is a jewel in the rough

S.SubZero is offline
The retail Leopard disc is generic. It would install on any Leopard-compatible Mac that existed at the time the disc was pressed. Of course, your Mac being relatively new, you would need a recent retail disc. I think the latest they press is 10.5.6, which would likely cover your model.
QUOTE Thanks
ADKhikerVW

 
ADKhikerVW's Avatar
 
Member Since: Aug 18, 2007
Location: Wilmington, NY
Posts: 715
ADKhikerVW is a jewel in the roughADKhikerVW is a jewel in the rough
Mac Specs: 15" Unibody MBP (2009), White MB (2009), iMac G4

ADKhikerVW is offline
There are no drivers to download, just install and everything will work.
QUOTE Thanks
conghoan

 
conghoan's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 01, 2009
Posts: 6
conghoan is on a distinguished road

conghoan is offline
Thanks for all of your helps.
QUOTE Thanks
dtravis7

 
dtravis7's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 04, 2005
Location: Modesto, Ca.
Posts: 27,735
dtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: iMac 2.4 C2D 10.10, iMac 2.16 C2d 10.6.8, Macbook2007 10.8.4, Mac Mini 10.8.4, iPhone 3GS Note 8!!

dtravis7 is online now
The Applications that came new with your machine like the whole iLife Suite will not be on the retail 10.5 DVD. Those only come on the DVD that comes with a Mac at the time of purchase. Just a note.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« question about itunes | I'm in computer limbo!! »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Need to know how much RAM your Mac can hold? iLaugh Other Hardware and Peripherals 6 12-13-2009 01:49 PM
Syncing new mac mini with old macbook allymcmac Internet, Networking, and Wireless 1 03-29-2009 08:44 PM
Me & Macbook, our 1st week together. dyinginavan Switcher Hangout 11 06-05-2007 02:03 PM
Mac Users Get More ISP Choices schweb Apple Rumors and Reports 1 03-06-2003 10:57 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:18 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?