Archive and install to upgrade to iLife 09

Discussion in 'macOS' started by colourclassic, May 25, 2009.

  1. colourclassic macrumors member


    Feb 15, 2008

    I recently sold my 2009 Macbook due to a cracked screen, but kept the 10.5.6 installer discs. (HDD was zeroed out and I did not install OS X)

    My 2007 Mac Mini is currently running 10.5.7 and iLife 08, and I would like to perform an archive and install using the Macbook discs on my Mac Mini, in the hope that I would be upgraded to iLife 09. Would this work or would I need to perform and complete erase and install to get iLife 09? I do not want to lose any data (although I have backed up).

    Cheers :cool:
  2. Ivan P macrumors 68030

    Ivan P

    Jan 17, 2008
    MacBook discs will only work in the MacBook anyway. The discs bundled with new Macs are designed solely for that model of computer - your Mac Mini will refuse to install off of it in the first place; you won't get to the point where it asks to archive or erase, so there's no need to worry about it :p
    Of you want iLife '09 on it, you'll just have to buy retail discs.

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