Can I install Tiger

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Shawn D, Jan 17, 2009.

  1. Shawn D macrumors regular

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    If I get some Tiger cd's off of eBay or somewhere can I install it on as many computers as I want? or will I only be able to register it on one? I know with windows you can install it on as many as you want. (not leagally.. but)

    Just curious. As I will be getting a couple laptops in the mail soon

    Thanks!
    -Shawn D
     
  2. SkyBell macrumors 604

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  3. MattyK macrumors 6502a

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    +1
     
  4. Shawn D thread starter macrumors regular

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    Will I run into any limitations on the machines? or is it just something apple frowns at.
     
  5. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    I'd advise you not do it, just because it is dishonest and illegal.

    But if you must know, I don't think there would be any problems.
     
  6. MattyK macrumors 6502a

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    what apple doesn't know, apple won't frown at.
     
  7. Shawn D thread starter macrumors regular

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    hah. I mean if I am paying 180.00 for the OS. Its mine..
     
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    $180? If it's the Family Pack then you may install it on up to five of your own computers.
     
  9. Shawn D thread starter macrumors regular

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    That sounds like what I will do then. But what if I need to get it on more then 5? I have a couple laptops, an imac and then my families computers that I'd like to update for them
     
  10. HLdan macrumors 603

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    Which Macs do you have? You may be getting a little ahead of yourself buying Tiger. Also keep your posts on piracy non-existent here, the mods will remove your entire post or move it to wasteland.
    Again, which Macs are in question? You just can't buy Tiger and install it any Mac. Tiger for Intel Macs was never sold in stores.
     
  11. Shawn D thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have G4 laptops and G5 imac. And it wasnt on piracy, I was asking if it was an issue to load on multiple systems. Not "How can I steal tiger" lets call it was it is.
     
  12. HLdan macrumors 603

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    Sorry mate, wasn't talking about stealing Tiger. I was referring to you wanting to install the Family pack on more than 5 computers. It's against the EULA and talking about it is against MR forum rules, that's all, no accusations. :)
    Just make sure that the Tiger disk you are buying is in fact the retail family pack disk and not one of the restore discs as they will not install unless you have the exact Mac they shipped with originally.
     
  13. Shawn D thread starter macrumors regular

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    That's fine no worries, I will make sure to get the full install.
     

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