using install disks from a new macbook on an old powerbook?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by mikeydooodie, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. mikeydooodie macrumors member

    May 13, 2008
    my brother got a new macbook and im running a powerbook g4 still on tiger can i use his os install discs to upgrade to leopard? or will it wipe my computer clean and install it on a clean slate?

    or will it not even work
  2. slu macrumors 68000


    Sep 15, 2004
    It will not work. Buy a retail copy of Leopard.
  3. DesignerOnMac macrumors 6502a


    Jul 23, 2007
    If the OS Install discs are for his macbook, then no. The install discs are make for each computer. If they were full retail discs than you could, although it would violate Apple's software agreement.

    You should be able to get Leopard cheaply on eBay or do a Google search. Hope this helps.
  4. mikeydooodie thread starter macrumors member

    May 13, 2008
    ahh ok

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