MacBook unibody, can it run from..

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by parker455, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. parker455 macrumors newbie


    Aug 17, 2010
    Another macbooks install disk for snow leopard (supplied with the machine) ?
    I have a late '08 unibody macbook 13" that will be having a hard drive upgrade, so a clean install of snow leopard can be placed onto it.

    My question is does it matter what install disk i use? I've been offered one from a mac mini aswell would that work?

  2. FourCandles macrumors 6502a

    Feb 10, 2009
    Definitely not the Mac Mini. Possibly the Macbook, provided it's the same model.

    Install disks generally work only with the same model and revision they came with e.g. Mac Mini (Late 2009), Mac Mini (Early 2009), etc.
  3. plinden macrumors 68040


    Apr 8, 2004
    It'll only work with the install disk from exactly the same model, so the Mini won't work.

    Why not splash out on the $30 for the Snow Leopard retail disk?
  4. parker455 thread starter macrumors newbie


    Aug 17, 2010
    I see,

    The £25 here in the UK, i haven't actually got at the moment after buying a new hard drive. I have quite a few mac user friends that would lend me the disk, but it's just the models that im concerned about.

    Eventually if it comes to it ill buy the upgrade disk.

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