Installing Leopard (NFR disk) on multiple computers.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by 129930, Nov 26, 2007.

  1. 129930 Guest

    Oct 5, 2007
    Hello, I've purchased an iMac which included a Not for resale Leopard disk
    but I didn't touch anything because I prefer to use Tiger at the moment,
    after hearing all the unstable issues.

    My sister uses a Macbook Pro, which was purchased last year. She asked
    me if she could borrow my leopard disk to upgrader her system from Tiger.

    However, someone told me that it won't work. Even if it works, it won't work
    on my iMac because my sister has already installed it on her laptop.

    I mean, shes my family but my leopard disk is worth more lol (sry Lois)

    Thanks in advance
  2. TheStu macrumors 65816

    Aug 20, 2006
    Carlisle, PA
    I don't think it will work because they tend to tie the disk to the specific machine. However, since this sounds like the UpToDate disk and not the Restore Disk... it may work, and IANAL, but, I think that the whole 'do no resell' might be a clue that this is a bad idea from a EULA/copyright standpoint

    As for it not working on your system if she were to install it on hers. Apple has no measures in place that could cause such a thing to happen.

    So what you are left with is
    It may work in hers
    If it does, it will almost certainly work in yours, in addition to hers
    Installing it on her system could be a violation of copyright law or the Apple OS X EULA.
  3. sr5878 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 5, 2007
    all non-system specific leopard disks are exactly the same. a family pack disk is the same exact disk as a single user license, along with a 10000+ use license disk. apple trusts that you will not violate the EULA. you can give her the disk and it'll work fine, but once you're ready to upgrade you'll need to buy a new copy of leopard.
  4. 129930 thread starter Guest

    Oct 5, 2007
    thank you for your comments.
    so its all about apple trusting their customers with the EULA

    i realize that it's mine, not hers,
    so i should just tell her to buy her own lol

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