Can I upgrade to Snow Leopard with.....

Discussion in 'macOS' started by MacFever, Dec 14, 2009.

  1. MacFever macrumors regular

    MacFever

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    Snow Leopard 10.6 install Disc for a 17" macbook pro that was purchased in November 2009. The owner's laptop was stolen...and the owner who's a relative of mine sold me the discs for little or nothing cause their insurance covered it. :eek:


    Can I use the one that came with the 17" macbook pro to upgrade or clean install on a June 2009 - 13" macboook pro (same one in my signature) ? :confused:

    will it install/upgrade smoothly?
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    No, the discs are tied to the specific model of machine they came with.
     
  3. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    It won't work. The discs that come with a computer only work with that computer. It doesn't hurt to try, but I am 99.9999% sure it won't work.
     
  4. MacFever thread starter macrumors regular

    MacFever

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    damn it.

    oh well...

    I had ordered my discounted $10.00 upgrade disc back in september from Apple because I was eligible since I got my Mac in June....and shipped to another relative cause I was out of town and they lost the disc...lmao... woes!!
     
  5. mstrze macrumors 68000

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    Of course even a 'full' version of Snow Leopard costs less than 30 bucks. :D
     
  6. cjmillsnun macrumors 68020

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    You can try, but I am 99.99% certain it won't work...
     
  7. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    cjmillsnun, why aren't you as sure as GimmeSlack12? ;)
     

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