Tiger to SL with FULL Install DVD

Discussion in 'macOS' started by mdrdsr, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. mdrdsr macrumors newbie

    Oct 28, 2009
    I have a late 2007 MBP running Tiger (10.4.11). I recently purchased a new iMAC that came with SL (10.6.1). I have tried twice to use this DVD to upgrade my MBP from Tiger to SL, but it keeps telling me that OS X can't be installed on this machine. Do I need to use an UPGRADE DVD to actually do the Upgrade? Any ideas?

    Thanks in advance,

  2. cjmillsnun macrumors 68020

    Aug 28, 2009
    The Disks that come with new Macs are machine family specific.

    Therefore a disc from a 21.5" iMac will only work in a 21.5" iMac.

    You will need a retail DVD (legally you will need the iLife/iWork/Snow Leopard multipack) to upgrade.
  3. mdrdsr thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 28, 2009
    Got it thanks! So, when I go online to purchase the upgrade set, it never asks for what *family* I have. Are the upgrade disks different?
  4. pdjudd macrumors 601

    Jun 19, 2007
    Plymouth, MN
    The Mac Box set is different from the OEM restore discs.
  5. fishmoose macrumors 68000

    Jul 1, 2008
    No they are not, as a tiger user you should buy the upgrade box set, which I think if I remember correctly includes iwork, iLife and Snow Leopard. But there's nothing to stop you from buying the 29 USD one but your breaking the EULA if you do.
  6. cjmillsnun macrumors 68020

    Aug 28, 2009
    The disks that come in the box with a new mac are machine family specific.

    retail disks are not (either the $30 upgrade for Leopard users or the box set)

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