New macbook pro with snow leopard?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Memmen, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. Memmen macrumors newbie

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    If I'll go to the store and buy myself a new macbook pro 15", can I install snow leopard on it? and how would I do that? I only own a snow leopard copy which I got with my macbook pro 13" 2011 and as far as I know it doesn't work correctly with other mac versions if you dont have the "retail cd" ?

    I dont want to waste extra cpu and ram power for mountain lion since there are no features that I'm interested in.
     
  2. justperry macrumors 604

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    Snow leopard is not officially supported, although people have claimed it works I am not to sure about them, on one site I read snow leopard does not support Ivy bridge and if that is so you are out of luck.

    Link

    Edit: In the same link they say you need to change the kernel and other drivers, also Thunderbolt won't work with it.
     
  3. Ccrew macrumors 68020

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    Nor will the HD4000 graphics, and you'd probably have to locate a recompiled kernel for Ivy Bridge. More probs than it's worth IMHO.

    Mid 2011 10.6.6 build supports the TB and will go on a 2011 that came with Lion but that's Sandy Bridge and not Ivy Bridge. Getting your hands on that build is the challenge, as the highest retail was only 10.6.3
     

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