recovery disks

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Joined: Aug 26 2005
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hi, is it possible to install osx onto an imac g3 computer using recovery disks from a powerbook g4 or similar? thanks

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Joined: Dec 20 2003
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It may be "possible," but may

It may be "possible," but may not be supported or legal. It's one of those situations where, if it boots and doesn't give you an error, it'll probably work. Otherwide it might boot mostly to the installer, and then complain about the machine type. It's usually best to get a universal install disk.


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Joined: Feb 22 2005
Posts: 40

MacOS 10.2 or earlier, probably. It's better to just buy a store version, though.

Joined: Sep 16 2004
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I wouldn't use machine specif

I wouldn't use machine specific disks that are built for a newer machine on an older machine.