Thread: Upgrading Problems
10-02-2005, 12:27 PM #1COLDcutPLAYGuestUpgrading Problems
I have a Titanium Powerbook running OSX 10.3.9 and i just bought a new miniMAC which came with TIGER, which i must say has been fantastic and addictive, the dashboard is awesome. I want to upgrade the OS on my Powerbook but i dont want to buy another copy of TIGER when i already have the discs from the miniMAC. Can the discs that came with the miniMAC be used to upgrade my powerbook??
10-02-2005, 12:30 PM #2
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by doing that you would be running an illegal copy, you know that dont you.
tbh though im not sure if it will work as the Ti powerbooks are pretty old now
Apple, think different
10-02-2005, 12:36 PM #3COLDcutPLAYGuestOriginally Posted by inflexion
10-03-2005, 11:36 AM #4
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Sounds like you have the Alum powerbook.Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, It's about learning to dance in the rain!
10-03-2005, 12:26 PM #5
Well, regardless of what type of PowerBook you own, the discs are designed for use with the Mini. They are not meant for the PowerBook.
Not only would it be extremely illegal and highly unethical and a direct violation of the software EULA... there is a good chance that they won't even work anyway.
Basically, if you don't want to purchase another copy then you don't want to upgrade the OS badly enough.__________________________________________________
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10-03-2005, 01:17 PM #6
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Moral and ethical considerations (which are none of our business anyhow) aside, the disc won't work with the PB. The discs that Apple ships with their computers are made strictly for the type of computer it came with and no others. If you put the disc in and try to boot, it will tell you it is the wrong machine.
Your probably going to have to buy a retail copy of OSX to make this work.
I certainly won't mention that I bought one copy of Tiger and put it on 4 machines....
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