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    Purchasing "used" OS software

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    Purchasing "used" OS software
    Forgive my "new to MAC" questions going forward, but I am basically retarded when it comes to MAC (currently wearing helmet and drool cup)! I am looking to update the software on a PowerBook G4 I just purchased that is loaded with Panther. I see all of these used Leopard retail version OS discs for sale, but without a new license, will these work?

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    Purchasing "used" OS software
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    Yes, they will work (as long as the disc is good). Just make sure you buy a retail (black) disc not one of the grey discs as those are system specific and will not work on your PB G4.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JDavies View Post
    Forgive my "new to MAC" questions going forward, but I am basically retarded when it comes to MAC (currently wearing helmet and drool cup)! I am looking to update the software on a PowerBook G4 I just purchased that is loaded with Panther. I see all of these used Leopard retail version OS discs for sale, but without a new license, will these work?
    It's not an acronym, it's a Mac. You got disc, you got license, no? It's not Windows either. There's no registration "key".

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    Purchasing "used" OS software

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    Thanks for the quick responses!!!

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