Install snow leopard on a brand new 13 macbook pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mini998, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. mini998 macrumors newbie

    Feb 18, 2012
    As per the title ,can SL installed on a brand new 13 inch macbook pro which has Lion installed?

    Guy at the genius bar said the firmware on new macbook pro will not enable SL to be installed. Is this true?
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
  3. grrrz macrumors member

    Jan 31, 2012
    yep it works no problem,
    you can't install it directly though (either fresh install target mode + 10.6.8 update or clone of old system)
    also, i see the latest firmware update requires "10.7.3 or later"
    so I haven't install it for now in case it would cause trouble with SL, did anyone tried this (update shows up in update manager)?
  4. hakuin macrumors regular

    Jul 30, 2010
    I installed the EFI 2.7 update on my late 2011 15 inch MacBook Pro with 10.6.8 when it became available. Have noticed no problems at all with booting or other normal operations.
  5. AntJon82 macrumors member


    Feb 3, 2009

    wow if this works with no issues den ima get late 2011 13" and installed snow leopard on it
  6. Apple fanboy macrumors Penryn

    Apple fanboy

    Feb 21, 2012
    Behind the Lens, UK
    Sorry for being such a newbie but why would you want to?
  7. squeakr macrumors 68000


    Apr 22, 2010
    Some people just like SL better and want it (as they don't like Lion), and some people actually have a need for SL as some of the programs they need are not and will not be supported within SL due sometimes to lack of Rosetta support in Lion.
  8. Ccrew macrumors 68020

    Feb 28, 2011
    SL will install, but needs to be 10.6.6 or better, and the highest retail build disc is 10.6.3 so you're on your own to get it on there. Target disc mode or a restore is your best bet.

    Retail disc won't get past the first boot without a kernel panic.
  9. Mojo1 macrumors 65816

    Jul 26, 2011
    Good Riddance to Snow Leopard! I have had kernel panics on my iMac ever since I upgraded from Leopard.

    I have Lion on my 13" Early 2011 MBP. I don't see what all the fuss is about... The only thing that bugs me is the revised save function.

    I only had one Rosetta app remaining: Eudora. Lion got me to finally upgrade my e-mail client. I cannot stand Mail, so after trying all the alternatives I went with GyazMail. I am now a Happy Camper.
  10. wikus macrumors 68000


    Jun 1, 2011
    Planet earth.
    Expose in Snow Leopard was done right.

    Mission Control is a complete failure. Until they fix it, I'm sticking to Snow Leopard.
  11. /user/me macrumors 6502

    Feb 28, 2011
    What don't you like about Mission Control? I find that it's very useful when I have lots of things going on and not much space to see it all.
  12. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Imagine going from Spaces in Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, looking like this
    to Mission Control in Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, looking like this
    Of course, not everyone uses that many Spaces, but Mission Control seriously hampers the usefulness of more than four virtual desktops.

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