Can I use a 09 iMac SL disk on a 11 MBP if I'm installing a new hard drive?

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  1. ReidStylez macrumors member

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    No?
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    You can boot from the disk and format the new hard drive, but you cannot install from it. You can only use a 2011 Macbook Pro dvd or a Lion USB Recovery Disc. If you updated to the new EFI on the Macbook Pro, try holding down Command-R at boot to start the Lion Internet Recovery.
     
  3. ReidStylez thread starter macrumors member

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    I don't want to recover anything. I just want to start fresh. Let me guess, apple doesn't let you?
     
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    The Lion Internet Recovery is used in the event one's hard drive has been replaced. It loads a fresh install of Lion, nothing else.
     
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    I don't want lion.
     
  6. ezramoore macrumors 6502a

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    It probably won't even boot. That disk is likely missing the kext required for the core i processors.
     
  7. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    You would have to find a restore disk from a 2011 MBP that was made before Lion if you want SL on it.
     

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