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So I recently bought a MBP and along with it I received 2 Leopard install cd's. Now I have a friend with a Mac Mini (intel core 2 duo) still running Tiger, I wanted to upgrade his computer to Leopard using these discs that came with my MBP, however when attempting to boot from these discs I receive this error "Mac OS X cannot be installed on this computer - This software cannot be installed on this computer"

So can I not do this with these disc's? is what I'm trying to do illegal?

any input would be appreciated.
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Nope will not work as your disks are system restore disks which work with your model MacBook only. If he wants to upgrade is necessary to purchase a full retail install Leopard DVD which is black coloured, whereas yours no doubt are a silver grey.
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