ok quickie for you guys

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by bereda, May 28, 2009.

  1. bereda macrumors member

    Mar 9, 2009
    i have an older mbp 2gigs ram 80 gig hdd and i want to upgrade to leopard

    my friend just baught a mb unibody

    can i just use his install disc? and load my drivers for this mbp... im a windows guy so help me out
  2. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040


    Sep 28, 2008
    It won't install properly off the start. OEM discs are setup specifically for that model.

    The drivers you have wouldn't even be for Leopard in that case then (assuming you're running Tiger). You'd need to purchase the full retail version of OS X Leopard.
  3. jmann macrumors 604


    Dec 8, 2007
    bump on a log in a hole in the bottom of the sea
    If the discs are grey they will only work with the computers that they were shipped with. If you put them in your computer they will say "Leopard cannot be installed on this computer".
  4. TheSpecialist08 macrumors member

    Jan 17, 2009
    Sacramento, CA
    true true, even if you use the disk to make an image on an external HD, it wont work
  5. Zagreus macrumors member


    Jan 9, 2009
    Bradford, West Yorkshire, U.K
    Yer I had a similar problem using the discs that came with my Mac Mini on my new Macbook Pro, but then I managed to use a free upgrade to Leopard that I got after I brought my Mac Mini so I suppose that those must have been retail versions also.
  6. bereda thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 9, 2009
    thanks guys i appreciate it now what if i can get a copy offline of snow leopard beta build can i put that on a flash drive or can i use the upgrade option?

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