Snow Leopard discs that come with a new MacBook pro able to.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by not2shabby, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. not2shabby macrumors newbie

    Oct 12, 2010
    I bought a MacBook pro recently and so did my cousin. Mine came with 10.6 because it is an apple refurb. His cam with 10.4 because it is used. He doesnt want to spen $250.00 on the :apple: Snow Leopard install discs. I was wondering if he has to just spend it or can he use my 10.6 install disc that comes in the MacBook pro boxes when you buy them. You know those grey ones that say Snow leopard install and applications install with the white :apple: on top. Are they just for restores or can they be put into his MacBook pro to give him 10.6. Is it illegal to give it out if I can put it in his? We are both starting developing iPhone apps so he needs 10.6 for the iPhone SDK and Xcode. Thanks, Jamie.
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601


    Feb 6, 2010
    On the fence
    You cannot use the gray disks with another model of computer, however the Snow Leopard disk costs $30, and your friend can use that to upgrade.
  3. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

    Oct 24, 2007
    Yeah, what ^^ said.

    Who is he buying it from? Chinese iPhone scalpers?
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus


    Mar 7, 2007
    No, he can't. Not only is it piracy, it will not technically work.
  5. not2shabby, Nov 3, 2010
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 3, 2010

    not2shabby thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 12, 2010
    Ok thanks and he bought it from the it guy at his dads work.

    Oh I forgot, its only $30 if he went from 10.5.x to 10.6.x but when th skips a whole 10.(x).x it costs $250. He got ripped off. It came with 10.4, it was a 2006 and the only good part was a free 500gb western digital hard drive that came with it. It was $1000.
  6. RayK macrumors 6502

    Oct 13, 2005
    Snow Leopard will actually install on any intel Mac. No matter what OS version.
  7. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

    Oct 24, 2007
    I'm still not seeing where you got $250. There is no way on earth you could even pay $250 if you go all apple. You can either:
    A) Get the Mac Box Set for $169 (retail, $109 available from Amazon ) which is the official sanctioned license that allows 10.4 users to legally upgrade to 10.6
    B) Pay Apple $129 bucks for 10.5 (special order required), then pay another $30 dollars for the 10.6 upgrade.

    Either way, you're buddy is overthinking it.
    The restore disks will only work on the machine version they are bundled with. (which is what the OP has) The retail version will work as you describe.
  8. not2shabby thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 12, 2010
    Ok wll I see what you are saying there but I looked into that boxset last week. The snow leopard and iLife and iWork are all of the upgrades. That is why it says give your Mac the UPGRADES it deserves. Are you sure he could update from 10.4 to 10.6. Should he just test it out to see and if it doesn't work just take the box set back to apple.
  9. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    It will work.
  10. MartyF81 macrumors 6502

    Sep 5, 2010
    Chicago IL
    It will work.
  11. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040


    May 20, 2010
    Boulder, CO
    No doubt, it will work.

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