Mac Pro Snow Leopard Disc

Discussion in 'macOS' started by RTD, Mar 27, 2011.

  1. RTD macrumors newbie

    May 28, 2010

    Last week I've bought a Mac Pro with 10.6.x installed on it. Now I still run a laptop with 10.5.x and was wondering if I can update my Macbook Pro to 10.6.x with the installer DVD's included with the Mac Pro, or do I need to buy another 10.6.x update/installer DVD for my Macbook Pro?

  2. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    You'll need to buy it. The "OEM" copies bundled with systems can only be used on the same model.
  3. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    The DVD that shipped with your Mac Pro is not an "installer DVD." It is a System Restore disc. Its purpose is to restore the Mac Pro to its out-of-the-box state in the event of a catastrophic hard drive failure, computer resale by the owner, or some other similarly rare event. As Nermal and so many others before him said, the System Restore disc works only with the specific model computer that it shipped with.

    You may use any retail MacOS X 10.6 DVD to upgrade--not update--the OS on your MacBook Pro. Software Update may then be used to update your new MacOS 10.6.x to MacOS X 10.6.7.

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