possible to use an OEM 10.6 disk on another system?

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  1. gr8gatzby macrumors member

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    Is it possible to use a 10.6 disk that was included with my purchase of a MacBook to perform a clean install of snow leopard on my 2 year old Mac Pro? I remember back in the system 9 days all we had to do was a key combination(command-shift-K methinks?) at the install screen to use the system discs on other systems...
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    So you're asking us to see if you can pirate OSX?

    Well the answer is no, because the install disks are keyed so you can only install the OS on the same type of computers MB->MB
     
  3. uaecasher macrumors 65816

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    Just buy one :p
     
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  5. nigameash macrumors 6502

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    the drivers, etc are built for the system you got the disk with, so it would create compatibility errors in some cases. apple puts a disk lock on the dvd so that the disk will check the system its being run on before installing! theres an easy way to disable it and burn the image on a new disk and then install any system you want! just use your best friend: google :)
     
  6. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    Would only work if you purchased the MacBook during the transition period and the MacBook you purchased came with a Drop In DVD.
     
  7. gr8gatzby thread starter macrumors member

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    so the definition of piracy now includes software that was legally purchased?
     
  8. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    You purchased one license. And not only that a license tied to a specific machine. So yes installing that software, in contravention of the license you accepted, is piracy.
     

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