Snow Leopard on a Late 2011 Macbook Pro...Any glitches?

Gomff

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Hi Everyone

Took the plunge today and upgraded from my 5 year old C2D Macbook Pro to a late 2011 15", 2.5Ghz Hi res anti glare model. I did some research and found that it was possible to get Snow Leopard running on the new machine....I started my old MBP in target mode, plugged it into the new machine and booted into the SL partition and all seems to be working perfectly.

Whilst I'm copying the old SL partition over via SuperSuper, I'm just wondering if anybody knows of any "Gotchas" that I need to look out for? The SL I'm duping is up to date 10.6.8.

Thanks.
 

Yaboze

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The Garden State
I have a SL upgrade DVD from 2009. I have done clean installs with it on my older 2007 MB. Can this DVD be used to do a clean install on a late 2011 MBP?

I'm wondering about CPU/GPU detection, etc...
 

Gomff

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I have a SL upgrade DVD from 2009. I have done clean installs with it on my older 2007 MB. Can this DVD be used to do a clean install on a late 2011 MBP?

I'm wondering about CPU/GPU detection, etc...
Probably not. You'll need to follow the guide here.

Basically you need 10.6.7 or upwards to run on the late 2011 otherwise it won't work.
 

grrrz

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Jan 31, 2012
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(sorry for same question again but really need the info)
Does SL work without glitch on a 13" entry-level late 2011?
will buy if so.
 

Ccrew

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(sorry for same question again but really need the info)
Does SL work without glitch on a 13" entry-level late 2011?
will buy if so.
It will run, but you have to get your hands on a 10.6.6 or better build. Retail discs best is 10.6.3
 

grrrz

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Jan 31, 2012
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thanks
I intend to do a "restore to" the new drive from my old 10.6.8 setup with the new mac in a target mode, with disk utility
That works right? (plus I save one day of setup/authorization of software)
also there's no issue with snow leopard 10.6.8 and SSD, sata III and the use of HD/SSD in an optidrive that Lion would fix?
 
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