Upgrading to Leopard, (Last gen MBP)

Discussion in 'macOS' started by BloodSugar8, Sep 1, 2008.

  1. BloodSugar8 macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys, so I just bought a used Macbook Pro. It is the last generation. And It has Tiger loaded on it, but I want to upgrade to Leopard. I have a friend who recently bought a brand new Macbook Pro and he let me borrow his restore disks with leopard on them. I tried to install them on my older Pro and it said “this software cannot be installed on this computer. Why is this? Am I doing something wrong? Or do I have to buy my own upgrade?
     
  2. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    You will need to buy your own retail copy. Anything else is a) copyright infringement and b) not allowed as restore disks are tailored for specific models and can't be used for different models.
     
  3. snverhallen macrumors 6502a

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    The restore disks that came with his new MBP are specific to his machine, which is why they won't work for you.

    If I'm not mistaken you will have to buy your own Leopard Disc.

    snverhallen
     
  4. alphaod macrumors Core

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    It's actually licensing violation.

    You can hack the disc to allow it to install, but I won't say how.

    So go buy your own.
     
  5. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    It may well be but it is also a copyright violation.
     
  6. alphaod macrumors Core

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    That interpretation is why the RIAA wins in court. ;)

    Licensing violation ≠ Copyright violation

    When you borrow friend's disc you violate the license that says it's attached to one computer; you didn't copy it.

    I digress.
     

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