Can I install the the iMac OS X install DVD in my MacBook Pro, or I must use the MacBook Pro installer DVD?

I do have one intel MacBook Pro with the OS 10.4.11 yet. As I was told, I must updade my software to OS 10.5 leopard before install the 10.6 Snow Leopard.
My brother just bought a iMac and it comes with the Mac OS 10.5.6 DVD installer. Can use this iMac DVD on my MacBook Pro?

  • Asked about:  Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

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  • Best Answer:

    The gray software restore discs that come with every Mac are designed to be used only with that specific model. An iMac restore disc will not work with a MacBook Pro.

    If you are currently using Mac OS X 10.4.11, your best option for upgrading your MacBook Pro to Snow Leopard is to purchase the Mac Box Set for $169, which includes Mac OS X Snow Leopard, iLife '09, and iWork '09.