installing 10.5 on a MacBook with install discs from a different MacBook

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by pizzicato, Sep 15, 2008.

  1. pizzicato macrumors newbie

    Sep 11, 2008
    I'm selling a MacBook that currently has 10.4 on it. I recently bought a new MacBook. When I tried to install 10.5 (with the install discs that came with the new MacBook) on my old MacBook, it wouldn't let me.

    What if I partition the hard drive on the old MacBook (and wiping out the hard drive), and then installing 10.5? Would this work with the install discs that came with a different MacBook? Or is there a security measure that prevents this, as well.

  2. iToaster macrumors 68000


    May 3, 2007
    In front of my MacBook Pro
    The disks only work with the Machine they came with (or at least the specific model) and only contain drivers for that machine, thus any other machine will not work with those installation disks. Simply, no, but it's a violation of the EULA and illegal to sell software without including the restore disks (if applicable, and it is here).

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