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OS 10.5 - Possible to create a "Mac OS X Install disc" from within OS X?


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I just bought a 18 month old Macbook Pro it has OS X 10.5.6 installed. It came without any "Mac OS X Install disc" but now I would like to do a fresh install of OS X.

Are there anybody who knows if it is possible to create/extract a "Mac OS X Install disc" from within OS X?

And are there some sort of serial that I need to "extract" from OS X to reinstall OS X from a "Mac OS X Install disc"?

Or do I really have to buy a new license for OS X?
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There is no way to make an install disc in the fashion you've described.

However, you can purchase a retail version of OS X 10.5 from a variety of sources.

eBay, craigslist, Amazon...etc.

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Or do I really have to buy a new license for OS X?
Yes you really need to purchase a retail copy of the Mac OS if you want to do a fresh install!

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Thanks for the replies. I just thought it was possible to make an install disc from an installed OS X system, as I know it is with my netbook with Windows XP.

I'll try ebay then
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Make absolute sure the copy you purchase is a retail version (black color) not the gray install set which are specific by model.

You might wish instead to purchase Snow Leopard which is the next OS X after Leopard. You can read about Snow Leopard on this forum or the Apple sponsored forums at this link.

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And the only reason it's possible on that netbook, is because HP, Compaq, Dell, or whomever else it was, were too cheap to include a genuine copy of the OS on disk with the machine - instead they give you the files with instructions on how to make your own disk - which most people never consider doing - until after their hard drive up and dies on them - oops.

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