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I would like to make copies of my original Mac Install Disks 1&2- Please outline steps involved.Thanks in advance Van
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Pop in disc one, open Disk Utility then drag the disc one icon to the left hand column of Disk Utility, pop in a DVD and hit burn. Repeat disc two.
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I tried your steps,when I get to step to burn,I install the blank disk and cannot find where to burn the selected # 1 disk to.What am I doing wrong?
Thanks for any assistance. Van
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Hi there,

You don't specify which version of OS X you're trying to copy, but I found this article of use, when I made a backup copy of my Tiger retail disk.

Hope this helps.

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Does the burn button on the top of the Disk Utility pane show up after you drag the disc icon to the left hand pane and pop in a blank CD+R disc?
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