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

    Oct 16, 2007
    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

    Jun 16, 2004
  3. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    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


    Mar 28, 2006
    West Plains, MO USA Earth
    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

    Oct 17, 2007
    Way Out West
    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


    May 5, 2007
    well sometimes on new releases like this, a regular leopard dvd is included instead of machine centric releases.
  7. bartelby macrumors Core

    Jun 16, 2004
    Which you still can't use as the license is for one machine.
  8. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    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


    Nov 25, 2005
    That would (1) be copyright infringement, which is illegal, and (2) be very unlikely to work.
  10. gnasher729 macrumors P6


    Nov 25, 2005
    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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