Upgrading to Snow Leopard from an OS disk that came with another computer..

Discussion in 'macOS' started by itsjustmeee, Jan 6, 2011.

  1. itsjustmeee macrumors 6502a

    Dec 28, 2008
    I have two older Macbooks that came with Leopard and I also have a newer Mac Mini and a new Macbook Pro that came with Snow Leopard. Is there a way I can use those disks to upgrade the older Macbooks to Snow Leopard or do I have to purchase a new copy?
  2. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus


    Oct 8, 2002
    The Bamboo Forest
    Legally you have to purchase a new copy and also it won't work technically as the discs provided with new machines only work with those models.
  3. Duff-Man macrumors 68030


    Dec 26, 2002
    Albuquerque, NM
    Duff-Man says....first of all....you ought to try searching the forum before creating a new thread for a question that gets asked almost daily.

    To answer yet again, the discs that come with a computer are for *that model only* and will not work on other models. Also, *you are not licensed* to install on other computers....having a disc does NOT entitle you to install on any computer you wish.

    You need to buy another disc - if you want to upgrade multiple computers just buy the "family pack" disc....oh yeah!

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