Restore & Upgrade to Snow Leopard with out Existing Discs

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Spinnaay, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. Spinnaay macrumors member

    Spinnaay

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    Hi All,

    As the most knowledgable of the lot I thought I'd come to you with my question.

    I have just brought a two year old MBP running 10.5.8 without any availble disc's and full to the brim with my friends old things.

    I want to do a couple of things....

    Restore the MBP to clean it out
    Upgrade to 10.6
    Migrate my data, programs and settings from my old MB running 10.6

    Can I just buy a copy of snow leopard and install it on to the MBP while doing a restore at the same point. I can then run the 10.6 to 10.6 migrate tool.

    Thanks.

    T
     
  2. Mal macrumors 603

    Mal

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    Yes. If you buy a copy of Snow Leopard in the store, it's a full copy, so you won't have any issues.

    jW
     
  3. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    The retail copy of Snow Leopard doesn't include iLife.
     
  4. likegadgets macrumors 6502

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    Just replaced my iMac and MB PRO (2008s with current models). Some else in the family will be using the 2008 models) I wiped the HD of both with Disk utility 7 pass and reinstalled Snow Leopard from retail disk with no issues. (But as old-wiz points out, iLife apps are not in the retail SL).

    I then ran software update (took 3 cycles of it to update everything). I did have a retail family pack of iLife and installed iLife that way.
     
  5. Spinnaay thread starter macrumors member

    Spinnaay

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    Thanks all.

    I can buy the needed iLife apps from the app store now. Cheaper way to do it.

    Off to apple.com I go.

    Big help!
     

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