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Got the new MBP on the 24th, what a great Santa. So, having fun learning new systems but I didn't get the box of CD's I'm used to when getting a new PC. What happens if I need to reload S/W for any reason, where do I get it?
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You should have got the install disc with the box. Just check it. Thats the standard shipment. You will have the defualt software on the install disc.
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Every new Mac comes with restore discs.


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Yeah, you should have gotten one or two discs. One contains the restore DVD and depending on when your Mac was purchased you might have a Leopard drop in disc or possibly an iLife 08 disc.

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Did you get it new or used?
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I bought an iMac on the 20th, and I thought the same thing at first - Did you get a small booklet titled "Everything Mac"? If so, you should have also received a small sleeve-like thing titled "Everything Else" - your restore discs should be in there. I then had a seperate Leopard drop-in DVD which I used, but I presume if I reload I'd need to use the Tiger restore discs then Leopard again, so you are probably in the same boat and need all 3 discs.
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You would install with the Tiger install disks and then run the Leopard upgrade over the top of it. If you choose a clean install for leopard you would then after the install have to put the Tiger disk back in to install ILife. Everything is on those 2-3 disks though.
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Got the new MBP on the 24th, what a great Santa. So, having fun learning new systems but I didn't get the box of CD's I'm used to when getting a new PC. What happens if I need to reload S/W for any reason, where do I get it?
I bought my iMac last Sunday the 23rd. It came with a booklet called "Everything Mac" and the OS X installation CDs called "Everything Else".
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I bought my iMac last Sunday the 23rd. It came with a booklet called "Everything Mac" and the OS X installation CDs called "Everything Else".
OK everybody, many,many thanks. I did in fact go back through the box and the discs were in the sleve as mentioned. I must say, this is a very different experience - in a good way. Everything is well designed and very minimalist.

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may I ask why all three of you have the same avatar...


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may I ask why all three of you have the same avatar...
Ok, I switched mine.
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I just leoparfied mine...

I finally got photoshop, so I am able to make decent looking images now...


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I just leoparfied mine...

I finally got photoshop, so I am able to make decent looking images now...
shame you made a mistake in your sig, whats leopard 1.05 like?

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haha... I just fixed that...
I had to redo the whole thing.
When I was saving it, It crossed my mind that I should save it as a psd first just incase I needed to change it
I just dismissed that idea and saved it as a jpg...


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