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    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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    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
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    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.
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    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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