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Matt-London
Jul 26, 2011, 02:43 PM
Hi

I currently have an iMac running Leopard and a mac mini with Snow Leopard.

I want to upgrade the iMac shortly to Lion so I first have to upgrade it to Snow Leopard. Can I use the Snow Leopard install DVD that came with my mac mini on my iMac? The disk has mac mini stamped on it so will it work and am I allowed?

Thanks

Matt



Dave Braine
Jul 26, 2011, 03:43 PM
No, that disc is specific to the Mini. You'll have to buy a standard /$29 Snow Leopard upgrade disc for the iMac.

chipmullins
Jul 26, 2011, 07:26 PM
Hi

I currently have an iMac running Leopard and a mac mini with Snow Leopard.

I want to upgrade the iMac shortly to Lion so I first have to upgrade it to Snow Leopard. Can I use the Snow Leopard install DVD that came with my mac mini on my iMac? The disk has mac mini stamped on it so will it work and am I allowed?

Thanks

Matt

Hello Matt. You can't use the Mac Mini's disk for Mac OS X Snow Leopard, but there is still a way to get around this. You can download the Mac OS X Lion installation on your Mac Mini that has Snow Leopard on it. Once you have the installation application on your Mac Mini, you can burn the .dmg to a disk. Once you have the Mac OS X Lion .dmg on a disk, you can simply put it into the iMac and install a fresh copy. This should let you bypass the need for Snow Leopard. You should back up everything before you install Lion, because you'll be doing a clean install, not an upgrade. I hope this helps!

Gregg2
Jul 26, 2011, 07:28 PM
No, that disc is specific to the Mini. And the reason they made it that way was precisely to stop people from doing what you're asking if you can do. :blush:

Matt-London
Jul 27, 2011, 03:18 AM
Thanks for help.