Can I install Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard on a MacBook with a totally-erased hard drive = NO Mac OS X?

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    Yes! If you have an optical drive and at least 1GB of RAM, you can install Snow Leopard on a "totally-erased" hard drive using the retail disk.

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  • Yes. Provided that the MacBook has sufficient RAM (at least 1GB) and a functioning DVD drive.

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  • This was a WELL-used 2008 laptop computer I could not bare to seeing go to waste, so I replaced its dead optical drive and top case. With a fresh/successful 0S X 10.6 Snow Leopard installation this potential "doorstop" will now be something I can use for laptop experimentation. Thank you to the Apple community for its helpful replies!

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