2nd hand snow leopard install

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

  1. brasiliangringo macrumors regular

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    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

    r.j.s

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    Legally? No.

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

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    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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