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    My Leopard Disc on Girlfriends Mac?? HELP
    Is it possible? Hello all:

    I have the Macbook Core Duo 2.4 13-Inch (Black) and both the installation disks that came with it. I recently purchased my girlfriend a MacBook Core Duo 1.83 13-Inch (White) off of ebay, hers did not come with any OS disks or anything. So I wanted to do a clean install for her for various reasons, but when I boot from My leopard disk to reformat and re-install on her laptop I get something like "Cannot install this software on this computer." Is this not possible to use other Leopard Disks, like windoze licensing, to install on another computer? And ideas/
    This is where I purchased her Mac (Scroll down):

    Apple MacBook 13.3" 1.83GHz Intel Core Duo X-CND! L@@K! - eBay (item 110302696599 end time Oct-22-08 12:52:14 PDT)

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    You'll need matching media. Your leopard disk is a restore disk, for your Mac. The hardware is not the same, so it won't work. Call Apple, buy a disk.
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    OK. Even though it says "MAC OS X Installation Disc 1" & "2" on the disc's?

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    Restore discs are tied to a specific model, and since the two computers you have aren't identical, your set won't work on her computer. You'll need to either get a replacement set from Apple (or just get the seller to send the discs) or buy a retail copy of Leopard, which works on all Macs.

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    Thanks Kash. That was the answer/confirmation I was looking for.

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    You can setup leopard retail disc from Apple or you can seach on web to purchase this disc. I think that: you will need it, because this disc will compatible with all of macbook model. You just need insert disc and process install normally.

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    even if they were identical, it would be illegal.
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