Need help installing leopard on a macbook

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by gators2281, Feb 4, 2009.

  1. gators2281 macrumors newbie

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    I have a 2.16 ghz macbook with a gig of ram and 160 gig hard drive. It originally came with tiger installed but I want to install leopard. I have leopard discs that came with my mac mini and whenever i put them in and choose to install it and restart i get to the language select screen and after that it says the system can not be installed on this computer. Anyone have any idea why it wouldn't be compatible?
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Because Apple says it's not.

    You can't use restore disks with other machines. What you are doing is breaking the EULA, anyway.
     
  3. damov2 macrumors regular

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    I don't think you can use the disc's that came with Mac mini on another Mac you would have to buy a retail version of Leopard.
     
  4. gators2281 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    oh that sucks. i thought they were able to be used on any mac computer. thanks for the help guys.
     

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