How do I get a new set of install discs to work in an older MacBook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mtz1969, Nov 30, 2007.

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  1. mtz1969 macrumors newbie

    Nov 30, 2007
    I have a new Macbook Pro and want to use the install discs it came with in my wifes older Macbook pro. I've been told there is a way to get the older model to accept the install, can someone please walk me through it?
  2. eman macrumors 6502a

    Nov 5, 2007
    In the great white north
    If both machine are running tiger, then it will not make a difference. Each machine can be updated to the latest OS X update.

    If you want to try and use the new restore discs in the old macbook:
    A. Put disc one in and hit restart.
    B. While laptop is rebooting, hold "C" key down to boot from CD.
    C. load the OS X
    D. it may or may not take the new disc. It will tell you if it will not work.

    Since you have not given much info, this is all I can guess on for now.
  3. TheStu macrumors 65816

    Aug 20, 2006
    Carlisle, PA
    What you may be able to do is hook the two machines up via a Firewire cable, boot the older one in Target Disk mode, and then drop the disk into the newer machine. You can then install OS X to the target disk
  4. arn macrumors god


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    Apr 9, 2001
    Note: Instructions by Towhead regarding using install discs on other computers was removed.

    We have been reevaluating our policies on discussions that violate license agreements. For now, we've decided not to allow these discussions. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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