New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
OS X - Operating System General OS operation information and support

Upgrading OS 10.5 to 10.6 -Can I use my laptop OS CD on my desktop to upgrade?


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
leonellis

 
Member Since: Mar 02, 2012
Posts: 2
leonellis is on a distinguished road

leonellis is offline
Upgrading OS 10.5 to 10.6 -Can I use my laptop OS CD on my desktop to upgrade?
thanks
QUOTE Thanks
dtravis7

 
dtravis7's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 04, 2005
Location: Modesto, Ca.
Posts: 27,484
dtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: iMac 2.4 C2D 10.9.4, iMac 2.16 C2d 10.6.8, Macbook2007 10.8.4, Mac Mini 10.8.4, iPhone 3GS Note 8!!

dtravis7 is online now
If you are talking about an OSX DVD that came with your Mac Laptop, then no. The DVD's that come with any Mac are for that exact machine of those specs only and will not work on a different Mac model.

If it were a full retail version of 10.6 then yes, but legally unless it's a Family Pack license it can only be used on one system at a time.

With 10.7 Lion though one copy from App Store can be installed on as many Macs as you own and are registered with Apple!
QUOTE Thanks
leonellis

 
Member Since: Mar 02, 2012
Posts: 2
leonellis is on a distinguished road

leonellis is offline
Can i just directly upgrade from leopard to lion?
The only reason to go to snow leopard was I was told I needed to upgrade to that before Lion could be installed-
Also- I've read some pretty disturbing things about the stability of 10.6 snow leopard- any experiences?
QUOTE Thanks
dtravis7

 
dtravis7's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 04, 2005
Location: Modesto, Ca.
Posts: 27,484
dtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: iMac 2.4 C2D 10.9.4, iMac 2.16 C2d 10.6.8, Macbook2007 10.8.4, Mac Mini 10.8.4, iPhone 3GS Note 8!!

dtravis7 is online now
I do not know where you are reading all these issues about Snow Leopard. Snow Leopard is in fact a VERY stable OS. One of the best Apple has ever made in my opinion.

As far as an upgrade to Lion, you will have to have Snow Leopard first. If you were doing a clean install of Lion, you could get the USB stick and just install but that costs something like $60.
QUOTE Thanks
harryb2448

 
harryb2448's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 28, 2007
Location: Nambucca Heads Australia
Posts: 16,901
harryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: iMac i5 2.7GHz OS X.9.4

harryb2448 is offline
Go with the USB stick for Lion at $69. The route via Snow Leopard will cost 2 x $29 and for the $10 you will have Lion on a bootable USB thumb stick. Do a clean install by formatting the drive, after popping your existing internal into an external case and keeping as a backup in the event you do not have a current backed up external drive.

Update to Lion OS X.7.3 using the Combo Updater and then use Migration Assistant to transfer everything across from your external drive.

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Help - cannot print after upgrade to 10.5 (usb hp laserjet 1012) | How can i find, whether my MAC is connected with USB Drivers or not. »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Mac OS X 10.4 - 10.5 upgrade: worth it? BarbMac OS X - Operating System 15 11-16-2010 09:53 AM
Upgrading from 10.3.9 to 10.6 in one go ! AppleUser2009 OS X - Operating System 13 11-11-2010 05:21 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:16 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?