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  1. #1

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    Feb 22, 2009
    can OS X Leopard be installed twice?
    Hi there,

    Recently I purchased a macbook pro which came with osx leopard and i-life 09. I also have a PPC G5 (late 04) which runs off tiger (10.4.11).

    Am i able to install the grey dvd (Leopard) which came with the macbook pro into my G5? I put the disk in and it came up ready to install, but to restart first etc. that's when i ejected, getting paranoid something would screw up.

    Any help, much appreciated!

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    Chilbear's Avatar
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    Jun 14, 2007
    2xiMac24 w Parallels 6 (1x White, 1x Aluminum), iPhone 3GS with iOS5
    The grey install disks are machine specific and only work on the machine they came with. If you buy the full retail version of Leopard, the disk is black, it can be used on any machine that is faster than the G4 867 level. Yes you can install it more than once on you own personal machines.

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    Member Since
    Feb 22, 2009
    thanks chilbear.

    sounds reasonable to me. By that logic, If i purchased the retail version of Leopard, would I then be able to just use the i-life09 that came with the macbook pro?? rather than buying that as well? (the i-life disk doesn't look as machine specific).


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    Kash's Avatar
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    Dec 03, 2006
    Irvine, CA
    Black Macbook C2D 2GHz 3GB RAM 250GB HD iPhone 4 iPad 3G
    Quote Originally Posted by Chilbear View Post
    Yes you can install it more than once on you own personal machines.
    That is incorrect. A single license can only be installed on a single machine at a time. This also goes for iLife, you can't install it on your older machine if it's still installed on your new one.

    June 2007
    July 2009

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    Jan 04, 2005
    Modesto, Ca.
    iMac 2010 27" QuadI7 OS10.13 iMac 2008 OSX10.11, MBP Late2011OS10.13 , iPad Pro 10.5", iPhone 5s,
    Only legal way around that is to purchase the Family Pack of Leopard and of iLife 09. That can be installed on up to 5 machines in the same household.

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