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Default OSX Retail or OEM Difference? - 08-05-2009, 06:26 PM

I have a OEM set of OSX witch is 2 DVD's. The 1 DVD is almost 8gigs and has the install and the other is mainly xcode I beleive and neot even needed for a install.
Can I just use the 1st DVD to create and install on a 10v?
If not why? What is the difference?

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Default 08-05-2009, 06:38 PM

The difference between the retail and OEM disk is that the OEM disk includes ILife and also has a machine check to ensure that you are only installing it on the machine it was intended and licensed for.

You cannot install an OEM disk on the dell mini because it would require removing that check as well as using a disk that was licensed for one machine, not two. Just like Windows OEM is non transferable, the OEM version of OS X is non transferable.

Also, in order to receive support on this forum, you must use a retail disk and not an OEM one.

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