Snow Leopard DVD

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by JefferyShin, Oct 26, 2009.

  1. JefferyShin macrumors regular


    Jun 20, 2009
    Hi there.
    I have 2 MacBooks.
    One is the late 2008 unibody MacBook (2.0Ghz, 2GB Ram).
    The other is brand new, just got it today (2.53Ghz, 4GB Ram).

    The new MacBook came with a Mac OS X Snow Leopard 'CPU Drop-in DVD'.

    Is it possible to use that disk on my late 2008 MacBook? Or is the disk going to install drivers that are specifically designed for the new MacBook?

    They both run Leopard at the moment, but I want SL on my 2008.

  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    Technically speaking, you can install SL on both machines.

    Legally speaking, you cannot install that SL disc on both machines.
  3. JefferyShin thread starter macrumors regular


    Jun 20, 2009
    Haha yeah, I'm the guy that doesn't really like breaking rules, even if I can.

    So the disc from a new MacBook can work perfectly on a old MacBook?

    Sorry, I'm just kinda nervous here.
  4. cjmillsnun macrumors 68020

    Aug 28, 2009
    Yes it will work on your MB.

    However for $30, go buy a retail disk.

    Having said that if you use OpenGL with your 9400m stay with Leopard for now. There are some quite interesting bugs with the SL drivers upon waking from sleep.

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