Any way to use MacBook Install Disc on MacBook Pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by CmptrDan, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. CmptrDan macrumors newbie

    Jan 26, 2009
    Hi All,

    I bought my first MacBook Pro (used) over the weekend and erased the OS so I could re-install clean OS.

    Problem is that the person I bought the MacBook Pro from included MacBook install DVDs instead of MacBook Pro install DVDs so I keep getting an error saying "Mac OS X cannot be installed on this computer" :mad:

    Is there any way to get around this issue?


  2. Sky Blue Guest

    Sky Blue

    Jan 8, 2005
    No. Contact the seller and get the correct discs.
  3. CmptrDan thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 26, 2009
    I contact him last night but he told me those were the only discs he could find. He said he'd look for them again but couldn't promise anything.

    Anything else I can do? My MBP is useless right now. :(


  4. DJ567 macrumors regular

    Mar 10, 2006
    London, UK
    not ideal but you could buy a retail copy of leopard

    alternatively find someone with macbook pro discs willing to lend them to you
  5. CmptrDan thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 26, 2009
    Thanks for the advice.

    I just went out and bought the retail version of Leopard (since I'm new to Mac and just want to make sure everything is working as it should).

    Thanks for your replies.

  6. Apple Ink macrumors 68000

    Apple Ink

    Mar 7, 2008

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