software that comes with new mac to update old macs

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in macOS edited January 2014
If I buy a new macbook will I be able to use the osX backup discs that come with it to upgrade my other macs to Leopard?

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  • Reply 1 of 5
    tomkarltomkarl Posts: 236member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by alhagar View Post


    If I buy a new macbook will I be able to use the osX backup discs that come with it to upgrade my other macs to Leopard?



    I believe that would be stealing.
  • Reply 2 of 5
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by tomkarl View Post


    I believe that would be stealing.



    theoretically
  • Reply 3 of 5
    Apple OSes aren't DRMed, so figure out the rest



    *I take no responsibility for anything that happens as a result of the above post*
  • Reply 4 of 5
    royboyroyboy Posts: 446member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by alhagar View Post


    If I buy a new macbook will I be able to use the osX backup discs that come with it to upgrade my other macs to Leopard?





    Methinks that the disk that come with your computer are specific to that type of computer. Now if you buy a new Leopard OS disk, then it should work on your other computers, within certain limitations. The $129 is cheaper than buying a new computer to see if it will work.
  • Reply 5 of 5
    Agreed, and history has shown that the discs that ship with "Mac X" are not universal. However, if you buy a Mac today, it will likely ship with 10.4.10 installed, and come with a free 10.5 universal disc.
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