Use Leopard install disc(s) on my G5 tower?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by mcdj, Oct 17, 2007.

  1. mcdj macrumors G3

    mcdj

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    #1
    Sorry if this has been asked up the wazoo.

    If I get a new laptop (c'mon alu-slim!) around Leopard time, can I use the install disc that comes with it to upgrade to Leopard on my desktop?
     
  2. OldSkoolNJ macrumors 6502

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    One - Illegal
    Two - No those disk are bound to that model

    Kevin
     
  3. mcdj thread starter macrumors G3

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  4. wakerider017 macrumors 68000

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    Like others said, not only is it illegal but it is also physically impossible as those discs will only work on the purchased computer.
     
  5. JPark macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I figured this one out the hard way. I assumed that once I wasn't using 10.4 anymore, I could (legally) give it to my girlfriend to install on her 10.2 iBook. As previously mentioned, it doesn't work. Now I'm having to backpedal on my promise to get her G3 running faster. Oh well, I've still got the RAM upgrade.
     

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