Can I use a Macbook Pro 17" installation disc in a Macbook Pro 15"?

I cannot find my MBP 15" installation disc, as I need to format my computer.
I did find the 17" MBP discs though.
Am I able to use these safely?
The 17" is a few years newer than my 15" though.

Rocksully wrote:
Ive used the "Disc Utility" to check my hard drive for errors.
It states to restart the macbook with the original discs and utilize the Disc Utility from there as my hard drive needs repair.
If you start your Mac in "safe mode" (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1455), OS X will run the equivalent of a Disk Utility "repair disk" operation.

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