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    Nov 27, 2008
    MacBook Pro 17" LED-Backlite display, 2.5GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4GB memory, 512MB VRAM, 320GB HD
    Installing a fresh copy of leopard in another computer
    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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    harryb2448's Avatar
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    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac, i7 4GHz, 32GB memory, 1TB PCI-e storgae StOS X.13.3
    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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