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    Macbook recovery discs
    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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    MacBook (Mid-2007, 10.5.8) + MacBook Pro (Late-2008, 10.9) - See Signature
    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.

    MB | Mid-2007 | 13-inch | 2.16GHz Core 2 Duo | 2GB DDR2 | 120GB HDD | GMA 950 | White
    MBP | Late-2008 | 15-inch | 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo | 4GB DDR3 | 250GB HDD | 9400M + 9600M GT w/ 256MB GDDR3 | Unibody

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    Back to my old 2.2GHz C2D MB after selling my MBP and wondering what my next Mac will be :)
    Or ring apple and see if they will send you out some at a minimum cost.

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    Late 2013 27" iMac, iPad 3, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, Sierra
    Or, instead of the original install disks, just purchase the retail upgrade of Snow Leopard 10.6.2 for $29.99 from Apple.

    Regards.

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