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    install Mac pro OS X on my Macbook pro will it work?

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    install Mac pro OS X on my Macbook pro will it work?
    well im a newbie first mac ever. i got my macbook pro used and it came with XP on it only. i was woundering if i could use the mac pro disc to reinstall the OS X on it.

    sorry this probably is a dumb question but im not for sure myself if its possible or if it will work.

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    install Mac pro OS X on my Macbook pro will it work?

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    Nope.
    1. Violates the EULA.
    2. Discs are system specific
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    install Mac pro OS X on my Macbook pro will it work?

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    I don't understand your question... your title talks about 10.5 which hasn't been released yet. You say that your MBP came with XP only and you ask if you can use the MBP install disk to reinstall 10.4. If that is correct, then yes you can. I can't see what the EULA violation is? Install disks are machine specific, but if you got the install disks for the MBP when you bought it, you should be good to go. Or did I miss something?

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    install Mac pro OS X on my Macbook pro will it work?

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    dang that sucks i just paid 60 bucks for one off of ebay thats the only place i could find one and theres no apple store near me.


    heres the link to the item: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...5158&rd=1&rd=1

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    install Mac pro OS X on my Macbook pro will it work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman Homan View Post
    I don't understand your question... your title talks about 10.5 which hasn't been released yet. You say that your MBP came with XP only and you ask if you can use the MBP install disk to reinstall 10.4. If that is correct, then yes you can. I can't see what the EULA violation is? Install disks are machine specific, but if you got the install disks for the MBP when you bought it, you should be good to go. Or did I miss something?

    im sorry about the mistake its not 10.5 its 10.4 sorry um no i dont have the original install discs for them ive got a problem and i have no idea what im doing.
    i need to find a apple store somewhere. would they say anything if i took it in there with XP loaded on MBP

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    install Mac pro OS X on my Macbook pro will it work?

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    Still don't get it. Those disks are described as correct for the MBP.

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    install Mac pro OS X on my Macbook pro will it work?

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    well one other question are Mac pro discs the same as Macbook pros? just woundering.

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    install Mac pro OS X on my Macbook pro will it work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman Homan View Post
    Still don't get it. Those disks are described as correct for the MBP.
    ok sorry im probably confusing you. if there describe specifically for macbook pro then im fine. thanks for your help

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    install Mac pro OS X on my Macbook pro will it work?

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    If the ebay listing is correct, the disks are for the MacBook Pro and you are good to go. The other possibility is installation disks for the Mac Pro which is the desktop tower. Those will not work on your MBP.

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    install Mac pro OS X on my Macbook pro will it work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman Homan View Post
    If the ebay listing is correct, the disks are for the MacBook Pro and you are good to go. The other possibility is installation disks for the Mac Pro which is the desktop tower. Those will not work on your MBP.
    Yea thats the thing that i was curious about because the listing says that its for MBP and it also says that its for Mac pro at the time of purchase i didnt have any idea that the OS X was system specific. im thinkin that its for the mac pro because it comes with the mac pro mighty mouse but that just could be something that they added in.

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    install Mac pro OS X on my Macbook pro will it work?
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    You've been sold a dud.

    They are for the MAC PRO, not the MAC BOOK PRO.

    Notice how they say Mac Pro on the manual and they are in a black box.

    I'd try and get a refund personally.

    Bad luck.

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    install Mac pro OS X on my Macbook pro will it work?

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    dang that sucks im gana try to get a refund. does anybody have a macbook pro install disk that i could buy off of them? im in need of one bad i need to get this window XP off of here asap. im having bad luck with this mac already im thinkin about selling it. lmao lol anybody want it for $1400 foreal.

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    install Mac pro OS X on my Macbook pro will it work?
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    surely if you have Windows on it then you must have Bootcamp installed, have you tried holding the OPTION key down whilst switching it on.
    It maybe that the StartUp option in BootCamp is set to Windows.
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    install Mac pro OS X on my Macbook pro will it work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by symondavis View Post
    surely if you have Windows on it then you must have Bootcamp installed, have you tried holding the OPTION key down whilst switching it on.
    It maybe that the StartUp option in BootCamp is set to Windows.

    Are you talkin about holding down the option(alt) key when it starts up. yes ive tried it it only has the windows XP partition nothing else ill post a picture for you so you can see what i have.

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    install Mac pro OS X on my Macbook pro will it work?

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    here are some pics im not for sure if it has bootcamp or not it may though somebody tell me if the pics help. Sorry these pics were taken on my camera phone.



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