Snow leopard: Install DVD VS Upgrade DVD

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Panzo, Sep 14, 2009.

  1. Panzo macrumors 6502

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    i have both, they have two different model numbers, what is the difference? which one should i use to fresh install?
     
  2. fuzzielitlpanda macrumors 6502a

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    install dvd lets you do a fresh install (format drive). upgrade dvd upgrades you from leopard (no format option)
     
  3. segers909 macrumors regular

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    That's not true, i used the upgrade disk to install snow leopard on a brand new hard drive.
     
  4. mlemonds macrumors 6502a

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    +1

    same here
     
  5. kai920 macrumors member

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    I just used an upgrade DVD to install Snow Leopard onto my brand new 500GB drive.
     
  6. grayskyz macrumors regular

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    I can confirm this as well.

    C.
     
  7. DivineEvil macrumors regular

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    There is no difference sourcecode-wise. They both contain SL build 10A432... they both can install or upgrade to SL.

    The difference is in the Cover/Artwork of the CD... One says Upgrade, the other Install :D.
     
  8. kai920 macrumors member

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    Oh yeah, and the packaging - does the retail copy come with anything fancy in the box?

    My upgrade disc came in a paper CD sleeve and the thin booklet, in a brown padded envelope.
     
  9. DivineEvil macrumors regular

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    Yeah forgot about the packaging... My Upgrade DVD came the same :D. At least the DVD is not Grey-ish like the Leopard DVD's than came with my MBP. It's white with a SL on it :D. Just compare the retail Leopard DVD with the Install DVDs that used to come with the new Macs. Has anybody already bought a new mac with SL restore disks inside or they still drop a retail copy for free? If yes how does those look like.
     
  10. S-Man macrumors regular

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    Wow, talk about cheap, Apple! Mine got shipped in a brown rectangular box, too large for the cd case.
    The DVD itself was inside a thin cardboard box with the snow leopard picture and all, then the DVD was in a sleeve inside said box with a thin booklet, and some apple stickers.
    I thought it was going to come in a larger retail type box, but I guess I got lucky as it is!
     
  11. fuzzielitlpanda macrumors 6502a

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    sorry for the misinformation i thought i had read through a few posts about not being able to do a full install using the upgrade disk.
     
  12. bbsmummy macrumors newbie

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    Is there something special to do in the disk utility to be able to install the full v

    I can't install the upgrade as a full install. I have erased the drive, but the install (upgrade OS X 10.6) on restart tells me that I need to have 105 or higher installed, then it only gives me the option to restart or restore from a time machine backup. This is a new/used computer that the old owner wiped. I followed all of the steps with erasing the drive first myself, but I still can't figure out how to get it to install?
     
  13. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    Ask the previous owner for the install disks. If he or she doesn't have them, you will have to buy from Apple.

    http://store.apple.com/us/product/MC573Z/A/mac-os-x-106-snow-leopard
     

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