Purchased a used MacBook 5.2 without original disks

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  1. Stpilots98 macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys, thank ahead of time for the help. I just purchased a used MacBook 5.2 with Apple care until Aug 2012. The previous owner doesn't however have any of the original installation disks but he does include a backup copy of Snow Leopard. Do I need the original installation disks or will the backup copy of snow Leopard suffice? *I don't know the difference between a backup version and original* And if I need them what are they and where do I get them? Thanks again.
     
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    I'm not sure what a "backup" of SL would be.
    However, Apple will sell you "fulfillment" disks, which is the same disks that came with the system when it shipped.
     
  3. pastrychef macrumors 601

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    Just walk in to an Apple Store and pick up Snow Leopard for $30. That will work fine for your computer. The only thing you will be missing are the iLife apps. If you need those, they can be purchased from the Apple Stores, too.
     
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