Using Macbook pro (mid-2009) Snow Leopard disk on Macbook Air 1,1

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by talman3eb, Dec 10, 2010.

  1. talman3eb macrumors newbie

    Jun 24, 2010
    So I have a first gen Macbook air that I bought used, the previous owner did a clean wipe and installed Snow Leopard, but did not give me the snow leopard disk, only Leopard. I am buying a mid 2009 MBP, my question is:

    Can I use the snow leopard install disk that comes with the MBP to do a clean wipe on the MBA and fresh install of snow leopard?

    Ive read that the install disks that come in the package are only good for the type of machine its bundled with. Is this true?

    please help, thanks in advance!
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    No, the grey restore disks are model-specific.
  3. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    The grey install discs are system specific, you need a retail version of SL to install it
  4. talman3eb thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 24, 2010

    ok, thanks for the info!

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