Mac OSX Leopard Question?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by DanielDMB, Mar 26, 2011.

  1. DanielDMB macrumors member

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    Hi there.

    I'm going to re-install leopard for my Macbook Pro. It is 15 inch and my current version is 10.5.8.

    One of my relatives has the 10.6 disc that came with her 13" Macbook Pro.

    If I use that disc on my computer, it won't cause any problems, will it?

    Thanks.
    :apple:Daniel
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    It will not even work, as those grey Restore DVDs are bound to the model they came with - MRoogle could have told you so. To install Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard on your MBP, you have to buy the 29 USD DVD.
     
  3. CW Jones macrumors 6502

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    I'll tell you what, I would call it a 50/50 chance of it working. To say that the disk it "bound" to the computer I think is incorrect. I bought my laptop and needed to restore a friends computer and was able to use my disk without issue what so ever. So from my experience it will work, its not like the OS costs $300 its only $29 which isn't a lot at all.
     
  4. DanielDMB thread starter macrumors member

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    All right, well I'll give it a try and see what happens.

    Are there any chances of this harming my computer?
     
  5. MacBookPro13" macrumors 6502a

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    Yes try it & no there isn't. :apple:
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You can't use the install disc from one model to install on a different model. It only works if the models are identical.
     
  7. simsaladimbamba

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    I said "model", meaning as in 2004 G4 iBook or 2009 MacBook Air and such.
     
  8. CW Jones macrumors 6502

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    2009 Macbook Pro to a 2008 Macbook, with no issues what so ever. I stand by my earlier statement.
     

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