do I have to have to original software disks to install OS Snow Leapard

hi there, i have by MacBook Pro Intel Core 2 Duo, version 10.5.8 but i have lost the originals software disks. Can I instal the new sow leopard. thx

  • Asked about:  Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

1 Answer from the Community

  • You must install Mac OS 10.6 Snow Leopard from an original CD. DRM laws allow you to legally make one back up of the CD, but downloading Snow Leopard and installing would be illegal.

    Using the Snow Leopard update (10.5->10.6) will not destroy your data. It will only upgrade the Leopard operating system, your files will remain untouched.