Snow Leopard Installation

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  1. NYYankees macrumors member

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    Hi, I bought a macbook pro, and it came with Snow Leopard already installed. Question is, can I let my friend borrow the Snow Leopard cd to install on her machine? Would it impact me if I ever needed to reinstall, etc?

    Also, are there limitless installations? Thanks for your help guys! :)
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    The grey install discs will only work with your Mac, so unless your friend has exactly the same specced Mac, it won't even work.
     
  3. gelinasbrian, Nov 6, 2010
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    The grey Mac OS disks that came with your machine are specific to your machine are only for you to restore your system. If you were to put it in her machine it simply would not let you do anything. If she wants Snow Leopard and has Leopard the upgrade is $29 from Apple. Here is the link. http://store.apple.com/us/product/MAC_OS_X_SNGL

    We must have both been typing up a response at the same time, you beat me to it....
     
  4. AdamRock macrumors 6502a

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    apple isnt THAT dumb, they wont make the discs work on every mac.
     
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    If the MBP you have was upgraded prior to your ownership and the pervious owner had used a retail version of the Snow Leopard Family Pack, you can use it on her computer, so long as the disc hasn't been used on five other computers already.
     
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  8. hobx macrumors regular

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    Interesting. Here's a question, I have purchased a refurbished 2010 13" mbp and am thinking of upgrading the hard drive to a 128gb crucial c300. Will this be enough of a spec change that the bundled disks won't install?

    I was planning a fresh install on the ssd rather than cloning the old disk.
     
  9. spinnerlys Guest

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    The DVDs will just work fine, an HDD replacement is not enough change to make the MBP unrecognisable.
     
  10. hobx macrumors regular

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    Great. Thanks for the quick reply mate! :)
     

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