(Forgive me if this is in the wrong section. My issue may cover several sections. A moderator can move it where they see fit.) My setup before was a 13" MBP (August 2009) w/ Leopard installed. Snow Leopard came out soon after and I purchased the $30 upgrade disk. I then immediately installed Bootcamp and Windows 7. Everything has been running flawlessly since. I just purchased an SSD to replace the 250GB HDD that came in the MBP. I dont desire to image anything Im fine with starting fresh. I had nothing on my OSX partition except for CS4 I rarely used it. The Bootcamp partition with Windows 7 I can rebuild in less than an hour, so its not a problem. I put the SSD in last night and attempted the install of OSX Leopard via the DVD media included with the purchase of my MBP. The SSD was found right away the proper size, I formatted it, enabled Extended Journaling, fine. At first, I tried installing Snow Leopard straight up using the disc I purchased from the Apple store. That didnt work it kept failing at the 28minute mark. I reset my PRAM and NVRAM. After lots of Googling and no real solutions I reasoned that the issue was with using the upgrade disc and not an original install disc? (no forum posts suggested this though). So I used the Leopard disc that came with my MBP. It took a little longer than I thought it would take.. but it eventually worked. I then ran Software Update and got all the available updates for Leopard. Leopard was working fine quite fast too. While logged into Leopard, I began the install of Snow Leopard using the upgrade disc I purchased from the Apple store in August of 2009. The install process said it would take 1.2 hours. It failed at about 30 minutes into the install. It was late, so I tried again and let it run overnight. This morning I woke up to another failed install. (I have the log file saved on the desktop, which Ill look through more thoroughly and post back here when I get home from work.) Im hoping someone recognizes something Im doing wrong before it gets into logs files and troubleshooting. The Apple Store Genius said that the Snow Leopard disc can be used multiple times. The disc doesnt appear damaged it was only used once to upgrade my MBP last Fall. I dont ever use my DVD drive. Any ideas?