Is -15" Macbook Pro Clean Install possible with 13" Install Disk

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Craig2010, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. Craig2010 macrumors newbie

    Jul 8, 2010
    I have recently done a Time machine back up of my MB Pro 15" then wiped my hard drive trying to clean it up so I could install Windows 7 with Boot Camp. I had my original Install Disk which I forgot was Tiger, Having used one of my brothers company licenses to upgrade to Leopard but that disk is now with him in another country. So now I can not restore from my Time Machine backup. I have a Leopard Install disk for a Macbook Pro 13" which I also own. Is it possible to use this disk to re-install Leopard on my 15"?
  2. k43l macrumors member

    Jul 8, 2010
    I reinstalled Mac OS X on my iMac with the install disk of my Macbook, so I guess it should work...
  3. Jayomat macrumors 6502a


    Jan 10, 2009
    why should it not work? Apple does not ship different operating systems for different macs... as long as both are intel you're fine.
  4. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    Despite what the two others say: NO, as those grey restore DVDs are machine specific and can't be used with other models.

    But nevertheless, you can try it and boot from one of the 13" MBP DVDs on the 15" MBP and see for yourself.

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