I've installed Leopard - so can I give someone my old Tiger?


macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Sep 14, 2007
Kingston-Upon-Thames, UK
I've now upgraded my Powerbook from Tiger to Leopard (hoorah!).

But can my partner now use my old Tiger disk to upgrade his iBook from Panther to Tiger? Is that allowed? Will it work?

Seems ok to me. If I buy a new car, I'm allowed to sell my old one.

Anyone know for sure??

(In fact - what's stopping me just letting him install Leopard??)


Moderator emeritus
Oct 8, 2002
The Bamboo Forest
You can give/sell Tiger now providing it's not the restore disk that came with your Powerbook.

The only thing stopping you from installing Leopard on somebody else's computer is the license agreement that says you won't do it.


macrumors 6502a
Sep 27, 2005
Quebec, Canada
If you follow the TOA to the letter, you can't give away a disc that came with your computer. If you bought a retail Tiger disc to upgrade from panther, you can give it to him as long as you don't have it installed anymore on your powerbook since it can be legally installed on only 1 computer.


macrumors 68000
Sep 30, 2007
it is only the license agreement that says you cant

there is no activation on a mac, so apple will not know

but it is against the licence agreement, but although not illegal, apple can sue for damages etc
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