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OS 10.4 - Installing Tiger rules on an older machine

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Got an older PowerMac G4 the other day. Also had some OS X's from collecting OS's over the years. What are the rules on installing this OS X Tiger on the older PowerMac?
Is this allowed by Apple? Do I have to register anything? Do I have to update to get registered or activated?
Don't want to screw up my OS 9 in the process and have a Mac without an OS.
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no registering or serial numbers required.... Im not sure of the rules... who ever reads all that legal stuff anyway? I can't read legalese... worse than computer jargon

I can tell you what I do... If I bought (as in, Paid for) a retail copy of tiger, and I want to install it on two macs I own, i'm doing it. After all I paid for it. (now I would not install on any mac I don't own, that don't seem right).

Not sure if thats right or wrong. Never gave it much thought to be honest.
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As long as it is a retail copy you can load it without serial numbers or any activation (after all you have to buy a mac to run OS X, so pirating the OS is largely pointless)

After that you can update to 10.4.11 through software update at no extra cost
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