Restore OS X but Lost Disc... Borrow from friend?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Daniel591992, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. Daniel591992 macrumors newbie

    Sep 13, 2008

    A year ago my sister and some of her friends got MacBooks for their graduation. Recently though, the MacBook has been going slow and I can't find the restore discs. I think I might have left them at my aunt's house in Brazil (I'll be there again in a week). Is it possible to restore my MacBook using the discs from one of her friends? The only difference though is that I got the more expensive MacBook (with two gigs of ram), while they got the lower-end one at the time.

    Would it work, or am I out of luck?

    Daniel :)
  2. dmmcintyre3 macrumors 68020

    Mar 4, 2007
    It might. If they are the same model (bought around the same time)
  3. Daniel591992 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 13, 2008
    Yeah, they were bought within a week of each other, but mine is the faster Macbook (I'm not sure if the processor speeds are the same). Also, is there anything in the disc that is specific to the exact laptop it came with?
  4. Mal macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2002
    They would've shipped with the same included software, and only drivers might have been different (but for MacBooks they wouldn't be). Just pop it in and try, it'll tell you if it won't work.

  5. Daniel591992 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 13, 2008
    Alright, thanks guys. I wish I could find mine though :/

    I can find the recovery CDs for my ten year old HP pc, but not my one year old MacBook

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