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    Feb 14, 2007
    Apple Install DVD's - System Specific?
    I was wondering if the Apple Install DVD's that come with your machine are system specific? I have a non intel based i-mac G5 and misplaced my original OSX install disc. I was wondering if I can use my MacBook Pro 10.4.8 Install DVD? Will it work? Will I have any problems? Thanks for helping out a newbee.

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    Dec 24, 2002
    Los Angeles, California
    2 x 3.0GHz Quad-Core, 6GB OS X 10.6.8 | 15in MacBook Pro 2.2GHz OS X 10.6.8 | 64GB iPad 2 WiFi
    You will have a problem. The MacBook Pro media will work only on a MacBook Pro. You will need to purchase a full install of Tiger, for G5 iMac.
    Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, It's about learning to dance in the rain!

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    Jan 13, 2007
    Central New York
    15in i7 MacBook Pro, 8GB RAM, 120GB SSD, 500GB HD
    Yes they are machine specific. They have different hardware specs and firmware for the different machines.
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    Currently running OS X 10.10

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