Installing Leopard on old Macbook from New Macbook's disks

Discussion in 'macOS' started by l3lue, Jan 6, 2008.

  1. l3lue macrumors member


    Jul 2, 2006
    Baton Rouge, LA
    So, I have one of the original Macbooks. My girlfriend got a new Macbook for Christmas (with Leopard pre-installed, of course). So, I was hoping that I could take her "Mac OS X Install Discs" and install Leopard on my computer since they're both Macbooks. I tried to intall and I get "This software cannot be installed on this computer".

    I'm assuming that the install disks only work with the computer they came with now? Is there any way around this?
  2. Reflow macrumors 68000


    Mar 30, 2005
    Nope, just buy leopard for your old machine. Since you can't run it on both machines.
  3. AlBDamned macrumors 68030


    Mar 14, 2005
    The discs with the newer machine are specific to that machine, and will have a different version number.

    Also, it's against the licence agreement. Best bet is to buy Leopard new and outright as Reflow says.

    Mind you, if you're happy with Tiger I wouldn't bother. Very little to recommend Leopard over Tiger at the moment.
  4. heatmiser macrumors 68020

    Dec 6, 2007
    Have you ever heard the phrase "a blessing in disguise"?

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