Are all SL disks the same?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by johnnymg, May 19, 2010.

  1. johnnymg macrumors 65816

    johnnymg

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    Greets

    I want to reinstall SL on my 15" MBP but I don't have the original disks with me right now (at a different location). However, I do have the SL disk that came with my 2010 13" MBP............... that disk is labeled something like "OSX for 13" MBP".

    Can I use this "new disk" to reinstall OSX onto my 15"?

    FWIW, the reason I want to reinstall OSX is that the superduper clone (to the SSD) has a long startup pause when booting. I had the same long startup pause on my 13" (after installing and cloned SSD) until I reinstalled OSX over the cloned copy. The reinstall only took ~20 minutes and now the 13" boots in 16 seconds. My 15" boots in around 40 seconds......... similar to the 13" before the reinstall.

    thanks
    JohnG
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    Install discs only work on the model they came with.
     
  3. johnnymg thread starter macrumors 65816

    johnnymg

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    OK, thanks for that heads-up!

    JohnG
     
  4. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    ...and most install discs are for one installation only, which means if you have multiple computers, you need just as many different discs.

    bonus:
    A general response to your thread title: No.
    Currently available SL discs should now have 10.6.3 on them. Earlier ones had 10.6.0 (if they even included the .0)
     

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