Snow Leopard Disk

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by RogersDA, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. RogersDA macrumors 6502

    Aug 19, 2009
    I have at home an iMac (daughter), MacPro (me), and a MacBook Air. When Snow Leopard was released I ordered to family pack and upgraded all the computers. Yeah - keeping it legal.

    Question is - if I sell or otherwise give away one of the Macs I would like to be able to give the new owner a copy of the OS. However, the family pack is provided with one original disk.

    How do i ensure that the owner gets a legit copy of Snow Leopard? Can I only provide the Mac with the Lepoard disk that it came with?
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4


    Sep 7, 2006
    In the velcro closure of America's Hat
    Buy a separate copy of SL for each Mac and sell the Family Pack.
  3. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    The family pack is for computers under one roof, so it ceases to be legit if you sell it to anyone outside the household. Buying a new SL license is really the only legitimate way.

  4. SaSaSushi macrumors 68040


    Aug 8, 2007
    Takamatsu, Japan
    You cannot give the buyer a 'copy' of Snow Leopard. Your options are:

    A) Sell the Family pack with the machine, sending the single installation disc you have along with it after uninstalling SL from all other machines at your home.

    B) Reinstall the Leopard that the machine shipped with. Here's a good guide for restoring a Mac to the exact condition at unboxing.

    The terms of the license agreement for the family pack stipulate installation on up to 5 computers in the same household. Selling the machine with one of those installations on it would be a violation of the license agreement.
  5. RogersDA thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 19, 2009

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