Using A Friends 10.5 To Upgrade my 10.4

Discussion in 'macOS' started by jflodamac, May 5, 2008.

  1. jflodamac macrumors newbie

    May 5, 2008
    My friend just picked up a brand new mac and let me borrow his 10.5 disc. when i popped the disc in i got to the point on the 10.5 disk to select the language and it said this mac could not be upgraded. Can i not use his disk to upgrade my 10.4 or am i doing something wrong?? Any help here would really be appreciated.
  2. Sky Blue Guest

    Sky Blue

    Jan 8, 2005
    Yes, you are doing something wrong! You're breaking the license agreement for installing the software. On top of that install discs will only work on the Mac model it was sold with.

    Here's your solution.
  3. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    1. In after moral and ethical quagmire
    2. Is the disc grey? Those discs are machine specific
  4. jflodamac thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 5, 2008
    Ok. Got ya thanks i guess my broke butt will have to wait till i get some money
  5. OllyW Moderator


    Staff Member

    Oct 11, 2005
    The Black Country, England
    First, the restore disks supplied with a new Mac only work with the type of Mac they were purchased with.

    Second, you should purchase your own copy of Leopard if you want to install it.
  6. jflodamac thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 5, 2008
    Will do i guess ill just have to wait. Im so impatient lol
  7. KingYaba macrumors 68040


    Aug 7, 2005
    Up the irons
    Not sure about the Intel disks, but the grey PPC disks I have been able to use on different machines. Just can't use the second disk (iLife goodies).

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