Brand New Mac Mini from Best Buy - 10.5.6??

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by hAkron, Sep 12, 2009.

  1. hAkron macrumors newbie

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    Today (September 12th 2009) I picked up a new Mac Mini from Best Buy and I was a little surprised when I fired it up and checked the software version and saw that it was running Leopard and not Snow Leopard. I checked inside of the box and there was no Snow Leopard drop in disc. I still have my unused U2D Snow Leopard from my MacBook (I couldn't wait the extra day for it to arrive so I bought a retail copy for my MacBook). But I was under the impression that there should have at least been a Snow Leopard disc in the box. Maybe I'm wrong though.
     
  2. celticpride678

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    I believe you have to ask for it until it begins being pre-installed on the computer. Take it back and ask for a disc.
     
  3. Hellhammer Moderator

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    There's a drop in disk if you buy it straight from Apple, otherwise you must use up-to-date promo
     
  4. calderone macrumors 68040

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    Just a heads up, I bought a CTO Mini from Apple on Sept 7, and it came from China with a 10.6 restore disk. Not a drop in.
     
  5. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Your mini was obviously shipped to Best Buy before Snow Leopard started being installed or having an up to date disk available.
     
  6. SG1-1 macrumors member

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    Congratulations your Mini Purchase :D

    Yes like others have posted you received a Mini before the Snow Leopard Release.

    If you contact Apple on the Toll Free Number, They will send you a Drop in Disc for the Cost Of Shipping, Just so you may like to have an extra on top of the U2D From your MacBook.

    Enjoy, Have a Great Week. :)
     
  7. Bobacus macrumors newbie

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    Personally, I would just use the one of the disks that you already have instead of fussing with getting a UTD disk or paying $10 to get one. As I see it, your macbook has Snow Leopard courtesy of the UTD disk, and you have a retail upgrade disk to go with, so I see that as 2 Snow Leopard licenses.
     

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