Restore Discs (Macbook - Macbook Pro)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by remylebeau, Mar 6, 2008.

  1. remylebeau macrumors newbie

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    I have a 2.33 17" Macbook Pro that I need to do a restore on, however I'm at University and my discs are at home. I have a friend who just got a Macbook last month and I was wondering if her restore disc would work with my MBP?
     
  2. Area51Tazz macrumors member

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    I think they are only Country specific...if you look on the stickers, it doesn't say anything about Macbook vs Macbook Pro.
     
  3. riscy macrumors 6502a

    riscy

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    I had a probelm with Disk 1 for my MB (before I moved to Leopard), and when I tried to use a friend's borrowed disk for MBP it would not work, did not recognise the machine/OS/hardware, can't remember the phrase now - therefore, not compatible.
     
  4. Littleodie914 macrumors 68000

    Littleodie914

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    The restore disks are extremely machine-specific. I used a pair of iMac restore disks on my Macbook, and even though the install went okay and the OS boots/runs properly, the graphics driver, sleep driver, and audio driver are missing. :(
     
  5. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    It is possible to use the restore disks to install the operating system. For the iLife goodies (disk 2) then you're s.o.l.
     
  6. callmemike20 macrumors 6502a

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    If you have apple care, just go to the apple store and say you have a problem. The first thing they always do is archive and install. Just ask them to do a complete install or something instead.
     
  7. Area51Tazz macrumors member

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