Snow Leopard Licensing

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by youKnow, Jun 18, 2013.

  1. youKnow macrumors newbie

    Jun 16, 2013
    If I were to sell a macbook with Snow Leopard installed from a legitimate Snow Leopard disk I bought off ebay, would I have to include the disk, or could I sell the disk separately?

    Basically, I'm wondering if the same Snow Leopard disk can be used to install SL on multiple computers. If companies that refurbish macs simply copy a disk image to the computers they sell, then I assume it is okay to use the same disk for multiple installs.

  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    You should include the disk with the machine if you want to be in compliance with the licensing agreement.

    There is nothing that will physically stop you from installing on every computer in town, but installing on anything you do not own is against the licensing terms.
  3. MichaelLAX macrumors 6502a

    Oct 31, 2011
    Restore the Macbook to its original OS that came with it.

    Offer the purchaser to upgrade it to Snow Leopard for an additional $20; which is what it will cost you to purchase another copy from Apple.

    Include the new, fresh copy of SL with the Macbook when you sell it.

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