Problems installing Leopard over Tiger

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  1. Rikos87 macrumors newbie

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    Recently my parents just bought a Macbook with Leopard on it. I own a three year old Macbook that runs Tiger. I saw this as a chance to upgrade to Leopard.

    I tried to install Leopard on my Macbook but it says that it can't install on my machine.

    I've searched various places but I've gotten vague answers. Is it because the disk is hardware specific (From what I've heard) or is it something else and I'm not getting it?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    It's most likely that their disc is hardware specific. It would also not be legal.
     
  3. jmann macrumors 604

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    If the install discs are gray, then it will only work with the machine the discs came with. Sorry, you'll have to buy another retail copy of Leopard.
     
  4. dvdhsu macrumors 6502a

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    Yes. The hardware disk is not compatible, due to the upgraded software. If you had a seperate Leopard disk, it would work on any computer. However, the disk that comes with a newer MacBook will only work on that MacBook, because it is the machine is specified on the disk.
    Also illegal. ;)
     
  5. Rikos87 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  6. dvdhsu macrumors 6502a

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    Darn, I noticed I was beat by two people. :D
    As a piece of advice, I wouldn't go Leopard now, just wait for Snow Leopard, and maybe get a family pack. ;)
     
  7. Rikos87 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    When will Snow Leopard be released then?
     
  8. jmann macrumors 604

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    There will most likely be a lot more information about it at the WWDC next month in June.
     
  9. Rikos87 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks! :)
     

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