Tiger copy that comes with MacBook

kellen

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Aug 11, 2006
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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?
 

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.
 
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kellen

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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.
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.
 
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aethelbert

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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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