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Default Dell 11z mac OSX - 08-18-2010, 07:32 PM

Does anyone know if the MAC OSX will work on the 11Z
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Default 08-18-2010, 08:06 PM

yes, check this thread...it was on this forum...a simple search would have found it

http://www.mydellmini.com/forum/dell...piron-11z.html


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Default 08-19-2010, 03:53 PM

Thank you. There are so many versions of MAC OS X out there. Would you happen to know which one I need to purchased to load on my mini? I see the MC223Z/A which I think is just an upgrade then I see the full version which is VTAM090563. Not sure what to purchase.
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Default 08-19-2010, 04:11 PM

well, if you dont have ANY then an upgrade wont work, what version is the upgrade and what version is the full version, you may need both, but you have to start with the full version first, then upgrade if necessary


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Default 08-19-2010, 04:26 PM

I've read in some of the forums that even though it says upgrade, it still has the full version on it. I have not seen any verification of this data. I'm getting ready to call Apple I guess to see what I need to purchase. Hopefully they will still help me even though I'm putting it on a dell mini.
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Default 08-20-2010, 08:28 PM

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I've read in some of the forums that even though it says upgrade, it still has the full version on it. I have not seen any verification of this data. I'm getting ready to call Apple I guess to see what I need to purchase. Hopefully they will still help me even though I'm putting it on a dell mini.
Hardly - you are breaking their licence agreement by installing it on a PC.


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Default 08-21-2010, 02:44 AM

You've got a lot of emails to send if your concerned about OS X being loaded on a PC. You must be overwhelmed with these forums.
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Default 08-21-2010, 02:05 PM

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well, if you dont have ANY then an upgrade wont work, what version is the upgrade and what version is the full version, you may need both, but you have to start with the full version first, then upgrade if necessary
You really need to learn to let others answer the question if you don't know the answer. If you don't know anything about OS X, just suck it up and shut up.

To the original poster, the ~$30 OS X DVD you see for sale will work for a Dell Mini install, when used with the appropriate guides and software found here and elsewhere on the Internet. Apple markets the installer DVD as an upgrade because it is intended for use on Apple hardware, which already comes with OS X. Don't bother calling Apple, because they're not going to tell you anything helpful other than "don't do that", especially since you'll be installing on Dell hardware.


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Default 08-21-2010, 04:28 PM

Thanks so much. I've read a lot and think I'm prepared now. I do have a couple other questions. If I have an optical drive, why do I need to use the thumb drive to load the OS. Is it because I need the special installer program to let the software know it's a PC and not a MAC. After OS X is installed are there drivers for the external optical drive so I can do future upgrades using that?
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Default 08-24-2010, 01:17 AM

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You've got a lot of emails to send if your concerned about OS X being loaded on a PC. You must be overwhelmed with these forums.
No idea what you mean with this post - I couldn't care less about you installing OS X but you are very naive to think you could call Apple and ask for their help to install OS X on a Dell laptop!


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