Possible to install new (alum)Macbook's copy of OSX on old Macbook?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by shrhaider, Dec 3, 2008.

  1. shrhaider macrumors member

    shrhaider

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    I have a white rev1 Macbook and just ordered a 2.4ghz aluminum Macbook. Can I install OS X 10.5 on my old white macbook using the disc which comes with my new laptop? Or do I need to buy a separate copy of OS X (which would seem to be a bit uncool)?

    Edit: sorry if this is:

    a) in the wrong place
    b) already been answered

    I wasn't sure where to put it and I tried searching but didn't come up with any answers.
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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  3. shrhaider thread starter macrumors member

    shrhaider

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    ok, so OEM discs are model specific but if you buy a copy of OSX, it's not? interesting. thanks.
     
  4. Scottsdale macrumors 601

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    Correct, a retail disks has ALL of the drivers.
     
  5. chipchen macrumors 6502

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    exactly... to prevent precisely what you wanted to do... so you'll pay for software...
     

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