Recovery

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by det2004, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. det2004 macrumors 6502

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    Can you use the USB recovery drive of a late 2010 MacBook air 11" on a white MacBook from 2009 (core 2 duo)

    Thanks
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    No, as it is model specific.
    You could however use the 29 USD Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard Upgrade DVD with a 2009 MB.
     
  3. det2004 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I have a snow leopard cd, just not sure if it's an upgrade or the full version, as I no longer have recovery CDs for the MacBook and would like a fresh install of os x.
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    If it is the 29 USD DVD, it is the full version.

    To create a Clean Install (formerly known as Erase & Install) of Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard (the 29 USD Upgrade DVD is a fully working retail version of Mac OS X and does not need a prior installation of Mac OS X on the Mac), follow one of the following guides:
     

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