2nd hand snow leopard install

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by brasiliangringo, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. brasiliangringo macrumors regular

    Feb 18, 2009
    Can i use my freinds 09' install DVDs from his Macbook to load Snow Leopard onto my 2008 unibody?

    Will this work ?
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus


    Mar 7, 2007
    Legally? No.

    Technically? No, the discs are tied to the computer model they ship with.
  3. brasiliangringo thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 18, 2009
    Yes you're right - This isnt exactly related to my original thread but I forget when I owned 2 machines I once needed to do a reinstall on the older one (MB) but didn't have the install disks so tried using the DVD restore tool (from a newer MBP DVD) to access my backup on an ext drive to no avail !

    However I did use the install disk from another 3rd machine (older MBP to access restore tool & restore from backup!

    So now basically have same disk image on current MB unibody as on the MBP (santa rosa) i used to use.. (i bought MB 2nd hand and needed to reinstall it with my stuff on)

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