I'm thinking about buying a MacBook for my wife and also wanting to get Leopard on my MB Pro. If I get a new MB can I use the discs to install Leopard on my MB Pro? Do combo drive and superdrive books have the same discs? Thanks
Yeah, what the hell is up with the "nay" response.
It works fine. They're exactly identical. There are no serial numbers, no CD keys, no hardware checks.
The only problem is if you have a PowerPC model, you can't use the Intel discs and vice versa; failing that you're golden.
Edit - to clarify 100%. Your Macbook Discs will work PERFECTLY in your Macbook Pro because they are the same discs, if you bought them with a MBP or a MB. The discs have no check of which computer is using them.
You shouldn't, but if you felt inclined you could very well use the discs on all your friends intel Macs as well.
Hold up on the ethics -- don't want anyone to misunderstand. The thought is to buy a used MacBook (running 10.4) for my wife and a Leopard upgrade for my MBP or buy a new MacBook running Leopard and swap the discs with my MBP. Assuming the discs want to see a S/N, then the new MacBook would have to use my MPB's 10.4 OS -- just a swap. My wife could be on OS9 for that matter (if it worked). Either way I want to stay legit -- Apple gets more money if I can swap anyway... all my design softare is legit as well -- I really really didn't want to spend $800 on Quark either, but did! (anyone want to buy it, never use it now!) I just want to buy smart.