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I just bought a used MacBook Pro with Mac OS X 10.5.8, it came without the original discs. I have the recovery discs from a MacBook OS X 10.5.5.

My question is Can I use my MacBook discs in this MacBook Pro?
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No, you cannot, the grey recovery discs that come with a new Mac are made especially for that model.

The recovery discs for your MacBook will not have the correct system/hardware drivers for your MacBook Pro.

I would suggest contacting the previous owner and see if you can get the orginal discs from them.


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Or ring apple and see if they will send you out some at a minimum cost.
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Or, instead of the original install disks, just purchase the retail upgrade of Snow Leopard 10.6.2 for $29.99 from Apple.

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