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i have white macbook with leopard os and usb install drive with snow leopard left from stolen macbook air. it didnt install when i set usb as bootdrive. what should i do?

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The boot devices that came with specific computers are specific to that particular model. So a SL MBA install will not install on any other Mac model. You'll need to find a "retail" copy of SL or (if your MacBook has a Core 2 Duo and not a Core Duo processor) Lion.

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Tony-S wrote in post #14382913external link
The boot devices that came with specific computers are specific to that particular model. So a SL MBA install will not install on any other Mac model. You'll need to find a "retail" copy of SL or (if your MacBook has a Core 2 Duo and not a Core Duo processor) Lion.

thanks, yes my old mb has 2ghz c2d processor.
do you recommend lion over snow leopard?

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do you recommend lion over snow leopard?

If your machine will run the latest OS...no advantage in sticking with an older version. Go for Lion...before Mountain Lion is released later this year. You definitely want Mountain Lion.

May 05, 2012 21:54

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MCAsan wrote in post #14385792external link
do you recommend lion over snow leopard?

If your machine will run the latest OS...no advantage in sticking with an older version. Go for Lion...before Mountain Lion is released later this year. You definitely want Mountain Lion.

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thanks for your input
so i may format that 8gb drive as its useless to me?

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MCAsan wrote in post #14385792external link
do you recommend lion over snow leopard?

If your machine will run the latest OS...no advantage in sticking with an older version. Go for Lion...before Mountain Lion is released later this year. You definitely want Mountain Lion.

i downloaded ML and installed it to iMac. i have read macbooks run twice less at battery than with snow leopard. so my white mb left with leopard.
anyone can confirm ml battery situation?

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My Retina MBP shipped from China with Lion. But I upgraded it to ML the day after I got it. So I can not compare battery life on my laptop between the two OSs. Most of the time my laptop is used on my desktop. It only goes on the road for a photo trip.

Aug 30, 2012 08:57

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i use my mb plugged to mains with ext.monitor as well :-)

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I did cycle my battery today. Driving both the internal and extern displays it lasted over 6 hours before it gave a warning to recharge.

Aug 30, 2012 15:07 as a reply to roman_t's post 1 hour earlier.

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roman_t wrote in post #14925216external link
i downloaded ML and installed it to iMac. i have read macbooks run twice less at battery than with snow leopard. so my white mb left with leopard.
anyone can confirm ml battery situation?

Don't believe everything you read on the internet!

Wait does that include this post?

My friends have it on there portables with now issues.

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mattyb240 wrote in post #14927555external link
Don't believe everything you read on the internet!

Wait does that include this post?

My friends have it on there portables with now issues.

:-) thanks for your input, share your observations

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