License question - moving boot drive?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by DanielCoffey, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. DanielCoffey macrumors 65816

    DanielCoffey

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    I am going to be moving the boot SSD from my old Mac to a new one. It currently has a fairly clean Snow Leopard installation on it as well as an old version of iLife and my apps.

    While I will be given a new Snow Leopard/iLife install on the new machine, is the License supposed to stay with the machine it was originally installed on?

    The reason I need to know is that while it would be convenient just to move the drive without re-installation of Snow Leopard etc., I intend to on-sell the old Mac once I have fitted its original HDD back into it. If this will cause License problems for either the new owner (or myself on my new Mac) down the line, I would like to find out now so I can plan my migration.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Mal macrumors 603

    Mal

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    Apple doesn't implement any license verification. That computer won't know or care where the installation came from. You're good to go.

    jW
     
  3. DanielCoffey thread starter macrumors 65816

    DanielCoffey

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    That will certainly make my migration easier - good to know, thanks.
     

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