Full Leopard Upgrade Disc Included?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ribbonthecat, Mar 20, 2008.

  1. ribbonthecat macrumors regular

    May 23, 2006
    Chicago, IL
    I purchased my iMac a little after Leopard was released. It came installed with Tiger, but included a Leopard upgrade DVD. A few days ago, on a whim, I stuck the DVD into my Powerbook, which had Tiger installed, and managed to successfully install Leopard. It seems to be completely functional and stable. My impression was that the drop-in DVDs worked only for the model they come with, but in my situation, that is clearly not the case. Have others been able to do this?

    Also, as I speak, I am "downgrading" back to Tiger on my PB. There are still a few Classic apps I use, and I feel bad breaking the EULA.
  2. hexonxonx macrumors 601

    Jul 4, 2007
    Denver Colorado
    Yes, the disks that come with the latest generations of Macs will work in any Mac. They are full Leopard disks. You could essentially take the disk that came with an iMac and upgrade a MBP that is running Tiger to Leopard or do a new install of Leopard, it works either way. I did such a thing in a test a few weeks back.

    Of course this is breaking the EULA.

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