Will I need recovery disks if i buy snow leopard?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by nick1516, Aug 27, 2009.

  1. nick1516 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 21, 2008
    I'm thinking about buying a macbook off of ebay, it comes with everything except the recovery disks, will I need them if i'm going to use the up-to-date snow leopard program?:confused:
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    No, but you can't use the program unless the computer you're buying was purchased in June this year or later.
  3. nick1516 thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Sep 21, 2008
    sorry i don't know if its called up-to-date or not i'm just talking about buying the $30 upgrade from amazon or macmall, will that not work?
  4. ITASOR macrumors 601


    Mar 20, 2005
    Right now, people are reporting that it will work without Leopard on the drive at all. You should be good, but you might want to wait until Friday when more people know for sure.
  5. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

    Bill Gates

    Jun 21, 2006
    One thing that the recovery discs will have that the Snow Leopard disc will not is the iLife suite. If you ever need to install/reinstall it you won't be able to without the recovery discs.
  6. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    eBay rules require the software disks to be included. eBay doesn't really give a rat's arse though.

    Lack of recovery disks can indicate a stolen computer.
    You can get copies of the recovery disks from Apple for moderate fee.

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