Snow Leopard retail disk?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Camar, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. Camar macrumors newbie

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    My Macbook Pro (early 2011) came with Lion installed (no disks) and I want to downgrade to Snow Leopard. I don't care about saving my current data, I just want a clean install of Snow Leopard. My issue is I don't know which OS disk to buy. Do I need to buy OS X Leopard, install it, then update it to Snow Leopard? Or can I just buy the Snow Leopard retail disk? The reason I'm hesitant in buying the snow leopard disk is because it seems WAY too cheap for a full OS disk. The apple store has it listed for $27. My computer didn't come with any disks and I'm kinda new to Macs so sorry if this is a dumb question. Thanks
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    The 29 USD Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard Upgrade DVD is a fully working Retail version of Mac OS X and does not need any prior Mac OS X installation to work.
    But since that DVD only has 10.6.3 on it, it will not work on 2010 and 2011 Macs due to missing drivers.

    [SUCCESS!]Late 2011 Macbook Pro with Snow Leopard
     
  3. macfan74318, Apr 14, 2012
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    macfan74318 macrumors member

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    You will need a copy of the disk, I bought the 2.2 i7 refurbished model and it came with Snow Leopard disks, I am not sure if there is a legal way that I could give you a copy. The only thing that I can think of is to create a "backup" (allowed under DMCA) and host it in my Dropbox and I could accidentally PM you the link, but like I said I am not sure if this is legal.

    macfan74318
     
  4. Camar thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, but I don't think it's worth it if we have to do something that might be illegal. I don't have a problem paying for the disk. Compared to Windows OS disks, $29 is already a steal.
     
  5. simsaladimbamba

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    Again, that 29 USD Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard Upgrade DVD will NOT work with a 2011 Mac.

    And again again: [SUCCESS!]Late 2011 Macbook Pro with Snow Leopard
     
  6. Camar thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, I wasn't ignoring your advice. I got a disk like the one from the post you directed me to from a friend. I'm going that route. Thanks again
     

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