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OS 10.5 - Can I use the OS install disc from my laptop on my tower?


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Can I use the OS 10.5 install disc that came with my MacBook Pro to install the OS on my Power PC G5 tower? Or is the laptop install disc made just for laptops? The tower (Power PC) is running 10.4.11 or whatever the latest version of 10.4 is.
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Can I use the OS 10.5 install disc that came with my MacBook Pro to install the OS on my Power PC G5 tower? Or is the laptop install disc made just for laptops? The tower (Power PC) is running 10.4.11 or whatever the latest version of 10.4 is.
The disc for your MBP is designed for that machine only.
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Not only is it for laptops, it is for that model MBP exclusively. System restore discs are silver grey and there can be different versions for identical models, such as when software upgrades were released etc.
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Great info - thanks so much for your replies! I had a feeling that was the case.
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