Snow leopard upgrade disc

Discussion in 'macOS' started by iMacjon, Sep 21, 2011.

  1. iMacjon macrumors newbie

    Sep 21, 2011
    Hi guys,

    I have the old Core Duo 1.83Ghz iMac from 2006 (still with Tiger on it).

    I'm thinking of wiping the disc and installing snow leopard on it, as I was going to do a fresh install of Tiger anyway. Another family member has the 21.5" 2.5Ghz iMac from this year. Since this came with the snow leopard/iLife recovery DVDs, could I use them to do a fresh install on my old iMac, or will the different hardware be a problem?

    Thanks in advance for your help!
  2. Sc00tr macrumors regular

    May 28, 2011
    you can not do this because the hardware is different. you need to use the retail disks.
  3. Duff-Man macrumors 68030


    Dec 26, 2002
    Albuquerque, NM
    Duff-Man says....I wish I had a $ for every time this question gets asked. As said, the disks that ship with a Mac are *model specific.* Additionally, the disks that come with a Mac are licensed for *that Mac only* - you, or whomever owns the computer, are *not* entitled to install on any or as many computers as you like...oh yeah!

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