New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

Start a Discussion

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
OS X - Operating System General OS operation information and support

MacBook Pro - no Mac OS X with Mac Book Pro ?

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

Thread Tools

Member Since: Feb 14, 2008
Posts: 3
kenk is on a distinguished road

kenk is offline

I bought a Mac Book Pro a few months back (just after release of Mac OS X 10.5). With my Mac machine I've received cd with suppose to be Mac OS X 10.5 as there wasn't enough time to install it on the machine.
By default OS 10.4 has been installed.
My OS stoped working sometime ago (it was my fault) so I've decided to reinstall it. I've chosen option of backup the old system (to keep my data) but, prbably due to disk capacity, this installation failed. So I decided to format my disk and install fresh copy of the OS.

Unfortunatelly it turned out that cd is just OS upgrade from 10.4 to 10.5 and because I've broken my previous system I'm unable to install anything right now ?
I'm without a OS and machine is completely useless :-(

I had been almost sure that I bought Mac OS X 10.5 with my machine. I was waiting with buying this machine esspecially becouse OS X 10.5.

What shall I do now ?
Was someone tricked me ?
Can I go to an Apple Store and demand a cpy os the OS ?

QUOTE Thanks

theonegod's Avatar
Member Since: Nov 02, 2006
Posts: 476
theonegod has a spectacular aura about
Mac Specs: 24" 2.8ghz IMAC, MB Pro

theonegod is offline
Open the white box that came with your MAC titled "Everything Else" and in it you will have your 10.4 install CDs. Install 10.4 and then install the 10.5 upgrade disk.
QUOTE Thanks

Member Since: Feb 14, 2008
Posts: 3
kenk is on a distinguished road

kenk is offline
You're right!
The process can take a while (install 10.4 and upgrade it to 10.5) but at least I don't have to spend extra money.

Thanks for quick answer!
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

« Firewire Question... | long beep at startup »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Starter
Last Post
Mac Book Pro Drive Upgrade shane82388 Apple Notebooks 8 09-26-2007 02:11 AM
Mac Pro keeps crashing when using with KVM. where to start my investigation? AlexUK Apple Desktops 6 06-20-2007 05:50 AM
Black Mac Book Pro CMillet86 Schweb's Lounge 9 01-22-2007 01:22 AM
Parallels - can't copy from Windows XP virtual machine and paste to Mac Pro ithacalaw Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 5 10-22-2006 09:14 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:36 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Welcome to

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!

(4 digit year)

Already a member?