Upgrading tiger and leopard to snow leopard

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Jersan, Nov 15, 2009.

  1. Jersan macrumors newbie

    Nov 15, 2009
    Firstly, my apologies if this question has already been answered elsewhere, I did search for it but couldn't find it.

    I have a Macbook running Leopard and an iMac running Tiger. I am looking to upgrade Leopard to Snow Leopard and Tiger to Leopard.

    If I were to purchase Snow Leopard and install it on the Macbook, would I then be able to use the copy of Leopard that came with the Macbook on the iMac? I am not trying to use 2 copies of the same thing on different machines, I just want to put a new os on one machine and move the existing one to another.

    I am reluctant to purchase the Mac Box Set version of Snow Leopard for the iMac because I do not want or need iLife and iWork.

    Hope that makes sense!

  2. Jersan thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 15, 2009
    Sorry, should have been a bit clearer with my question.

    I was just wondering whether using a copy of Leopard that had previously been on one machine would work on another? Would it be legal to do so?
  3. Gregg2 macrumors 603

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    No. That's a machine-specific copy, not a full retail version. It will only install on that model of MacBook.

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