Upgrading at a reasonable expense

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by sonare, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. sonare macrumors newbie

    Oct 26, 2010
    Southeast US
    Now that my 10.5.8 Macs are downright geriatric, i need to get things at least up to 10.6. And thanks to Cupertino forcing me to update my hardware by making OS10.7 work on processors 3 years old or newer, I have a conundrum.

    Ebay is proving the law of supply and demand once again thanks to fewer-than-wanted 10.5 to 10.6 upgrade discs (now around $100ea). My question is whether someone with a 1.66 C2D can do anything besides pay the premium? And because my daughter's 13-inch MBP came with 10.6.7 I am wondering if there is any way that I can install it on my 1.66-era Macs (2 MBs and a Mini)? If a clean install is possible is there any way to do that and then migrate the data to the new installation? If I remember correctly, specific OS disks only work on the hardware it came with.

  2. wondersreduced, Oct 21, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2012

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