Is it the same version? help please

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  1. jugglemyplums macrumors newbie

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    I recently bought a macbook pro that came with leopard on it and it is eligible to purchase the Snow Leopard upgrade with for $9.95. I want to know if this is the full version of snow leopard same as if I payed the $29 for it or is it like an upgrade disc just for that computer, like the restore discs that come with a new computer? The reason I am asking is I also want to put it on my older macbook pro as well and I don't want to buy a limited version. If it is I will buy the $29 one. Is it the same as the $29 one?
     
  2. calderone macrumors 68040

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    No it isn't the same. And if you are going to be putting it on two or more Macs, you should purchase the Family Pack for $49.
     
  3. jugglemyplums thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Actually it's pretty much just for my older macbook pro. I bought the newer one for my girlfriend who couldn't really care less about the latest OS. So it's only going on the older macbook pro, even though technically it COULD go on both. haha. But it's not the same? I'm just trying to save $20 if I can.
     
  4. calderone macrumors 68040

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    It is not the same, in so far as how it determines the eligibility of your machine. It has additional checks.
     
  5. jugglemyplums thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ok thanks for the info. Full version it is then.
     
  6. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

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    Are you so sure? From what I've heard, it's the same full version of Snow Leopard. Also, what "additional checks" are you talking about?
     
  7. calderone macrumors 68040

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    The UTD is not the same in regards to how it checks your machine. It looks for specific hardware IDs that would not have shipped with Leopard. The information is around the forum.

    In terms of content, sure the UTD disc is the same. In terms of what you can install it on, it is not. Since the OP said they wanted to put it on an older MBP, it was necessary to mention that the discs are not the same.

    I am not sure what your definition of "the same" is, but there are two possible ways of defining it, and I made clear my definition of "the same." You are welcome to search here for details on the differences of the UTD disc. I don't know how you could have "heard' they are the same with the overwhelming amount of information here suggesting they are not.
     

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