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Ok I am trying to upgrade my brothers Macbook Pro gen 1 from the old OSX Tiger to Snow Leopard. When I put in the disk for regular Leopard (10.5) and it does its normal run through it comes up with a screen that says this cannot be installed on this computer. Now I have seen plenty of these same computers on ebay and what not with newer OSX systems on them. Is there a trick to doing this or is it actually not possible?
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Is it a retail install disk or a gray restore media from another computer?

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Its just one of those gray install disks that come with every new Macbook.
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Its just one of those gray install disks that come with every new Macbook.
Those gray disks are model specific...that's why it's not working. Buy a $29 dollar Snow Leopard 10.6 full retail install disk from Apple.com...and everything will work fine.

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