Can I use Lion Install Drive for my old MacBook Pro?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by jason2811, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. jason2811 macrumors 6502a

    May 8, 2006
    I just bought a new MacBook Air, which came with OS X Lion. Can I use the install drive to update my older MacBook Pro to Lion (it currently has Snow Leopard)? Thanks.
  2. Takashi macrumors regular

    Oct 26, 2009
    Well, it's worth a try but don't bank on it. If I am correct, the apple restore DVDs are machine specific and you can't use one disc on another machine unless they are the exact same model. I got an error message last time when I put a MBP restore DVD into an iMac.

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