Buying a Macbook Pro with Leopard, can I install on other macs?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by SpastikMonkii, Oct 17, 2007.

  1. SpastikMonkii macrumors newbie

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    Title sort of says it all. If I pick up a Macbook Pro with Leopard on it, will I be able to install the copy of Leopard that comes with my new laptop on my older macs, assuming they meet the system req's?
     
  2. bartelby macrumors Core

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  3. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    nope. the oem discs are hardware specific.

    besides even if you could, you are breaking license agreement

    we dont support piracy
     
  4. vansouza macrumors 68000

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    As already stated

    The DVD recovery disks will only work on like computers, else you need to buy a Leopard set from Apple.
     
  5. Event Horizon macrumors newbie

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    sorry to hijack a little - what about: I'm buying a new iMac and want Leopard for my current Powerbook too - can I somehow split the difference on the Family Pack? If so, how?
     
  6. iHerzeleid macrumors 6502a

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    well sometimes on new releases like this, a regular leopard dvd is included instead of machine centric releases.
     
  7. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Which you still can't use as the license is for one machine.
     
  8. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Only on machines with the same Model Identifier (look in About this Mac/More Info/Hardware Overview), in the past the machines were typically keyed this way -- because as each machine changes the HW enough to require an updated OS, the restore DVDs get keyed to that specific machine.
     
  9. gnasher729 macrumors P6

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    That would (1) be copyright infringement, which is illegal, and (2) be very unlikely to work.
     
  10. gnasher729 macrumors P6

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    I don't think you can. Would be a good suggestion to Apple though, to sell a Leopard family pack together with a Mac at reduced price.
     

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