Having trouble reformatting my MBP

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by andrewpoll, May 20, 2010.

  1. andrewpoll macrumors newbie

    Aug 21, 2008
    South Africa
    I want to reformat my 2.33gh MBP. The problem i have is i dont have the original install discs that came with the computer. I am currently running snow leopard, which i installed with an upgrade disk. I borrowed a snow leopard disk from a friend who got a new imac recently and when i try boot from the disk to reformat it just says i cant install the software on my computer...

    Is this because the disk is for an imac, do i need another disk?

  2. mac8867 macrumors 6502

    Apr 5, 2010
    Saint Augustine, FL
    You will have to provide more details. As you pointed out, the generic upgrade OS disks will work, and the original MBP install disks will work. iMac install disks will only work in iMac's.

    So, my suggestion is to go buy a SL disk set at the apple store. You should have them.

    What happened to your original install disks?
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    ...and why can't you format with the SL install disc you have?

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