Tiger copy that comes with MacBook

Discussion in 'macOS' started by kellen, Oct 27, 2007.

  1. kellen macrumors 68020

    kellen

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    Hey all,

    Was wondering about what happens to the licensed copy I bought of Tiger on my macbook (the one that was installed when I bought it). I have a powermac g4 that is running panther and I was wondering if I could upgrade the g4 to tiger when I bought leopard for my macbook, perhaps using the discs that came with the macbook or just doing a carbon copy of the hard disk drive.

    Ideas? Thoughts?
     
  2. tyr2 macrumors 6502a

    tyr2

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    You can't use the disks on the PowerBook they'll only work on another MacBook. I'm not sure if a carbon copy would work or not but I'd guess not.
     
  3. kellen thread starter macrumors 68020

    kellen

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    Well I guess my main question is do I own an official copy of tiger, so if I put it on the powermac its legal? This is after I put leopard on my macbook, overwriting tiger.
     
  4. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    It wouldn't work. Tiger actually has two different versions. One for Intel, one for PPC. You can't use an Intel copy on PPC, or vice versa. It just wouldn't work.
     

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