Snow Leopard HD install in a 2012 (non-retina) Macbook Pro?


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Original poster
Jan 18, 2010
I'm thinking of selling my 2011 13" Macbook Pro and upgrading to a new 15" (non-retina) 2012 Macbook Pro. I've upgraded the older 13" hard drive to an solid state drive. I would like to take that SSD (SL OS 10.6.8) and install it into the new 15" Macbook Pro. Assuming I might need a few new drivers, would the 2012 Macbook Pro function and work with the older OS on the SSD? Or is there new firmware on these 2012 (non-retina) that would cause the snow leopard/bootcamp with Win XP SP3 to not run at all or not run properly?
Nov 28, 2010
Snow Leopard does not have the drivers for 2012 Macs, you need at least Mac OS X 10.7 or buy 10.8 and install it before putting the SSD into the 2012 Mac.