Formatting MacBook PRO without the original disk.

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Clown, Feb 8, 2011.

  1. Clown macrumors member

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    Hello,

    I own a used MacBook Pro 15" (2007 model) that I bought last year.
    I didn't get the Mac OS X Install DVD with it, and either the Applications Install DVD.
    Anyways, My sister has also MacBook Pro 13" that she bought this year.
    She does have those 2 discs that I mentioned before, and I wonder if I can use them on my computer to format it?

    They both run the same Mac OS Leopard version.
    Although under "About This Mac" option on my MBP, it says 10.5.8,
    and on my sister DVD discs wrote "Mac OS version 10.5.7".
    Should it bothers me?
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

    MacDawg

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    Her discs will not work on your computer
    They are machine specific

    You will need a retail version
    Or you can request replacement discs from Apple for a nominal cost
     
  3. grawk macrumors 6502

    grawk

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    You could also just buy snow leopard and upgrade...
     
  4. Clown thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm waiting for the Lion OS to come out, so it will be just a waste of money (and time) to purchase the Snow Leopard right now.

    Thanks for the quick answers! I guess I'll just have to wait til summer.
     

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