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    Default Anyone have 17" MBP or a Snow Leopard Disc

    I'm trying to reinstall Snow Leopard on my Macbook Pro since Lion still doesn't seem to want to work properly. But I can't seem to find my disc that originally came with my MBP, all I can find is my wife's install disc from her smaller macbook, and apparently the discs are locked to model types somehow, and every time I try to boot from the CD it won't let me install it.

    Just wondering if anyone has either the disc from a 17" MBP or a Snow Leopard retail disc.

    Lemme know.
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    I have it on a USB key from air. I think I have it for my 17" pro too

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    Itd have to be from a 17" pro to work as far as I can tell.
    Originally posted by HeavyD
    you know you are making the right decision if Toma opposes it.

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    Is yours an i5?

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    Yes and yes. 17" macbook pro 2.2 (the new i7)
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    hrmm...so I tried another install disc from a 17" MBP, it also didn't work, I think I am going to have to find a retail disc...anyone?
    Originally posted by HeavyD
    you know you are making the right decision if Toma opposes it.

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    I have a retail family upgrade disc? I dunno if that'll work.

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    A Snow Leopard upgrade disk will work. I was in a similar situation with my 15"

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    $40 at my store. PM if want.

    Originally posted by Go4Long
    hrmm...so I tried another install disc from a 17" MBP, it also didn't work, I think I am going to have to find a retail disc...anyone?

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    it's only $29 direct from apple. and I already have a copy on the way, just looking for a quick fix since I'm leaving town on a business trip around Alberta on Tuesday, then I come back for 4 days and fly to Texas.
    Originally posted by HeavyD
    you know you are making the right decision if Toma opposes it.

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    ah. Cool

    Originally posted by Go4Long
    it's only $29 direct from apple. and I already have a copy on the way, just looking for a quick fix since I'm leaving town on a business trip around Alberta on Tuesday, then I come back for 4 days and fly to Texas.

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    I have lion retail which can be booted on a external and installed. You can also download it as a torrent.
    Originally posted by TomcoPDR


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    I don't want lion. That's the problem.
    Originally posted by HeavyD
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    I dont blame you. Mine came with it, I wish I could go back.. But it was made august 8th so it won't let me lol

    Originally posted by Go4Long
    I don't want lion. That's the problem.

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    What specifically don't you guys like about lion?
    Originally posted by TomcoPDR


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    It's not even close to as stable as snow leopard. It has a lot of cool features, don't get me wrong, and for the average user that uses their computer to surf the internet, download music, and type the occasional document it's a great operating system. But people that are using the more advanced features and more graphical processing power are in large part against it. Just read some of the reviews on the app store. It gets referred to as OSX Vista a couple times. Lol

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    ^that and it increases your temps by about 30% especially while using LR or PS, sometimes mine gets to 90c lol!. Also that fullscreen stuff is gayness and is about as smooth as windows 98.

    Originally posted by Go4Long
    It's not even close to as stable as snow leopard. It has a lot of cool features, don't get me wrong, and for the average user that uses their computer to surf the internet, download music, and type the occasional document it's a great operating system. But people that are using the more advanced features and more graphical processing power are in large part against it. Just read some of the reviews on the app store. It gets referred to as OSX Vista a couple times. Lol

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    I do find that lion seems to be optimized for having an ssd as far as the file systems. My startup and shutdowns have gone to shit. Put in an ssd and its great.
    Originally posted by TomcoPDR


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    got back from the out of town portion of my trip and my copy of Snow Leopard was here...got er all installed, installed lightroom and I'm ready for my trip to Fort Worth next week
    Originally posted by HeavyD
    you know you are making the right decision if Toma opposes it.

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