Not sure about which OS

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Voxelx, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. Voxelx macrumors newbie

    Jul 8, 2012
    So I recently had my hard drive brick, so I bought a new one.

    I couldn't find my install disks for my OS, so I bought two off eBay.
    These didn't work, and said something like "Os cannot be installed on this computer" or something relatively close.

    Which OS will run on my PC?
    I have no backups of the old on, and no working installation disks.
    Here are my currently specs

    MacBook Pro
    2.26GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    4GB Ram
    500 New Seagate HDD
    Originally released mid 2009

    I believe this would work, but don't want to waste anymore money
  2. Lampmeister macrumors member

    Mar 30, 2009
    Fort Worth
    According to Mactracker, your machine should work with OS X all the way up to Mountain Lion. Is the hard drive correctly formatted for a Mac?
  3. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

    Dave Braine

    Mar 19, 2008
    Warrington, UK
    When you buy second hand install discs, you need the Retail disc, which for Snow Leopard Looks like this:

    rather than the grey discs like this:
    and are specific to one computer.

    So that one from Amazon should work.
  4. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    That purple one isn't retail; the retail one is white:


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