Quick Leopard question

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  1. someguy macrumors 68020

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    I was just thinking about what I'm going to do when Leopard is released, and I have decided either I will sell my PowerBook and get a MacBook, or I will just upgrade my PowerBook to Leopard.

    So, my question is if I decide to keep my PowerBook and just buy Leopard, can I (legally)use my Tiger Install DVD to upgrade my iMac G4 (currently 10.3.9) to Tiger seeing as how I would no long have Tiger installed on my PowerBook? Or does it not work that way...?
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    It doesn't work that way. The OS is licenced to the PowerBook, and not the iMac. Plus, the install discs most likely won't work unless you use a nasty and filthy trick.
     
  3. twentyone macrumors newbie

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    Well, if it's the actual Tiger install DVD and not the OS reinstallation set that comes new with the Powerbook, I don't see why you couldn't.
     
  4. Macmadant macrumors 6502a

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    i don't think it's legal, but the Powermac G4 Panther disc that came with my G4, i used to install it on an imac G3, i doubt this will be any different
     
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    Good point. We need to know whether you have a retail Tiger DVD, or an "OEM" version.
     
  6. someguy thread starter macrumors 68020

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    My PowerBook actually came with 10.3.9 installed, and disks included to reinstall Panther and upgrade to Tiger.

    I'm pretty sure the Tiger disk I have is just an upgrade disk, but I could be wrong. I can't find the damn thing right now, but I have used it to Archive and Install, if that tells you guys anything.
     

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