Downgrade 2008 Mac Book Pro A1229 from El Capitan to Snow Leopard

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MikeDavies99, Apr 23, 2018.

  1. MikeDavies99 macrumors newbie


    Oct 23, 2016
    Hi all
    We have a 2008 Mac Book Pro that we bought refurbished. It had Snow Leopard 10.6.8 installed.
    We do not have the original install disks from Apple.
    We upgraded it to El Capitan.
    I need to re=install 10.6.8 for a recording project.

    I have a generic 10.6.8 install disk that I purchased. Can I install Snow Leopard from that install disk
    on the Mac Book Pro?

  2. AuricBlue macrumors member


    Jan 3, 2007
    According to Mactracker model A1229 is a 2007 17” MacBook Pro. This Mac originally came with Mac OS X 10.4.7 up to 10.5. Therefore, you should be able to use any retail disc to install Snow Leopard.

    Incidentally, none of the 2008 MacBook Pros came with Snow Leopard either, so they should be upgradable with the retail disc, as well.
  3. MikeDavies99 thread starter macrumors newbie


    Oct 23, 2016
    Thank you so much.
    I had read that it would not work

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