17" MBP osx install issues.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by perfectshadows, May 12, 2011.

  1. perfectshadows macrumors member

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2010
    Location:
    England
    #1
    Hi All,

    Right I got a weird one for you.

    My Friend has bought a 17" mid2010 MBP from a mate of his. he wants to wipe it clean and put in a btter hard drive.

    I have a 7200rpm drive that I removed from my mbp when I upgraded to an SSD. the 7200rpm has not been wiped as I had no need to wipe at the time.

    Another issue he has no OSX install discs nothing at all, but I do have mine.

    Can I simply drop in my old drive, use my OSX reinstall disc and boot up and do a fresh install? or will this causing licensing issues or any other issues?

    Thank you
    Glen
     
  2. perfectshadows thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2010
    Location:
    England
    #2
    surely someone must know the answer to this one?

    I know windows has the product key thing. So I am guessing apple has something similar
     
  3. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2008
    #3
    A new OS X installation can only be done with a Snow Leopard disc that has a version as or more recent than the one the machine shipped with. Simple as that.

    No product keys, no DRM. I don't advocate software piracy but you could use your install disc on 50 machines without a problem.
     
  4. perfectshadows thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2010
    Location:
    England
    #4
    ahh that would be why then he bought a disk from solutions inc but it was an older version than the version the system shipping with.

    thanks Glen
     

Share This Page