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I recently bought a Macbook and an iMac (both intel core 2 duo). I seem to have misplaced my Tiger reinstall discs for the Macbook, but i still have them for the iMac. If something happens and i need to reinstall, can i use the iMac's discs or will that cause some sort of problem?

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The install disks that come with the computers are tied to the specific type of computer, i.e. an iMac disk will only work with iMacs, a Macbook disk only a Macbook, etc.

You can either call Apple to see if you can purchase a new install disk, or wait and buy the retail version for Leopard when it's released which would work on any Mac.

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It can't be done: install disks are model-specific.

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Oopsy! Schweb beat me to it...
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