Does mid-2009 Macbook Pro discs work on late 2008 MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ariesfeng, Feb 26, 2010.

  1. ariesfeng macrumors member

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    Sorry, here's the corrected question. Can I use the Recovery Discs that come with mid-2009 macbook pro to install Mac OS X and iLife on a Late-2008 Macbook Pro?

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  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    You said "late 2008" in the thread title and yet you said "late-09" in your post. Which is it? There is no such thing as a "late-09" MacBook Pro so provided they are the same model it should work.
     
  4. Surely Guest

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    Just reorder new disks from Apple. They cost $10.
     
  5. ariesfeng thread starter macrumors member

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    Sorry, here's the corrected question. Can I use the Recovery Discs that come with mid-2009 macbook pro to install Mac OS X and iLife on a Late-2008 Macbook Pro?

    Thanks!
     
  6. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Highly unlikely. You could try it, but don't expect too much.
     
  7. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    I don't think you can. I tried using an iBook G3 install disk on an iMac G3 and it didn't work. Needs to be the same hardware I think, and even if it did work there might be issues. You can use the Application install disk though (I think).
     

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