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    Leopard install on Powerbook G4
    Hi
    Recently bought a 2nd hand Powerbook, which included its original Tiger install discs, but the machine came with Leopard installed and I have no install discs. I've been using the machine and have backed up via TimeMachine.

    A friend has leopard retail install discs for his powermac, if I borrow his or even buy my own Leopard and install it will my TimeMachine backup work with the new installation.

    Are there any other issues which may arrise?

    Many thanks
    Oldtimer

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    Yes, Time Machine will work with any 10.5 or 10.6 install.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

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    Many thanks for that prompt reply.
    Are there any issues with using a friends retail install disc? - i.e. registration and compatibility etc...

    Regards
    Oldtimer

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    We don't discuss piracy on this forum, sorry.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

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    oops! Sorry.
    Didn't realise I was being a pirate.
    Many thanks
    Oldtimer

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