moving snow leopard to different machine

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by dazed, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. dazed macrumors 6502a

    Jun 23, 2007

    I have a store bought copy of SL installed on my mac mini which is now dead. If i'm no longer using SL on this machine can i reinstall it on another mac ?

    Is this legal ? Any thing i need to do before I reinstall ? I know its not like windows where it needs to be activated but i'm not that familiar with the mac world so thought id ask :)

  2. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

    Dave Braine

    Mar 19, 2008
    Warrington, UK
    Yes, you can install it on any machine. Is it legal? Not sure, you'd have to read the small print.
    Only a backup, just incase.
  3. Makosuke macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2001
    The Cool Part of CA, USA
    I'm 99% sure it's legal--Apple's boxed software license allows installation on one computer, and includes no language I've ever seen about not being able to transfer it to another computer or owner.

    And as said, there's no copy protection whatsoever--install away.

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