Leopard Reinstall

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  1. atomicmufin

    atomicmufin Banned

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    hey everybody.

    i just got my dads old iMac G4 because he got a MacBook.

    the iMac's running OS 10.3.9 and im gonna put leopard on it as soon as i update the RAM.

    my question is can i use my dad's leopard install disk to install leopard on the g4?

    im not asking if it's possible, im asking if its legal.

    thanks errrybody,
    atom
  2. tinyman392

    tinyman392 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is NOT legal... UNLESS your dad purchased the FAMILY pack... When purchasing a Leopard disk, you are only allowed to legally install it on a number of computers, shown below.
    -Leopard Single Pack - You are allowed to LEGALLY install it onto ONE MAC.
    -Leopard Family Pack - You are allowed to LEGALLY installed it to FIVE MACS as long as they are in the SAME HOUSE.

    So, to answer your question, it depends on which on your dad bought. If he bought a family pack he will have five license keys, otherwise he has the single pack.
  3. kevin1st

    kevin1st Well-Known Member

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    even if it was legal his install discs that came w/ his new macbook wouldn't even work w/ many current macs today yet alone a G4 iMac
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    Teslanaut Well-Known Member

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    License key? This aint Mac OS X Leopard Server. There is no DRM/Serial/Key/Whatever needed to activate or whatever bull crap for Mac OS X Leopard. Its not Windows.

    Technically, you can install Mac OS X Leopard on as many computers as you want. Apple trusts that you will do the right thing and install it for only One computer, if you bought the Single User box. 5 for Family.
  5. atomicmufin

    atomicmufin Banned

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    ohei i just saw this post.

    it WILL work. so shutcho mouth.

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