PLZ Help! Want to install OS X Leopard

Discussion in 'macOS' started by aggienader08, Jun 24, 2009.

  1. aggienader08 macrumors newbie

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    I have an iMac with OS X Tiger already on it, and have a new MacBook with OS X Leopard. The MacBook came with an install DVD for Leopard but says MacBook on it. Can I use it to install Leopard on my iMac??:confused:
     
  2. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    No, the discs are linked only to the computer that they come with. You will need to purchase a retail copy for an upgrade as the restore discs are provided for, well, restoring.
     
  3. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    Or, wait three months and buy Snow Leopard (assuming it is an Intel iMac)
     
  4. aggienader08 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Dang! O well... When I buy a retail copy, will I have to back everything up, or can I just run the install and restart and still have everything in place?
     
  5. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    You can do an upgrade install which will keep all your files intact.
     
  6. aggienader08 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yea it's intel. How much better will Snow Leopard be? Is it as big as the difference between Tiger and Leopard?
     
  7. aggienader08 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sweet! Man you guys are quick! Sure does beat the hell outta apple's support! I love this site!:)
     
  8. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    No, the difference between Leopard and SL will not be a noticeable as the difference between Tiger and Leopard.
     

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