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    Can I use a used Leopard disc I bought off eBay to upgrade from Tiger to Leopard?

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    Can I use a used Leopard disc I bought off eBay to upgrade from Tiger to Leopard?
    I just bought a used disc of Leopard (10.5) on eBay. Can I use this disc without problems from Apple? I don't want them thinking I am using a CD on more than one computer.

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    Can I use a used Leopard disc I bought off eBay to upgrade from Tiger to Leopard?
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    You shouldn't have a problem with it at all, so long as it is a retail version and not a grey model-specific version of Leopard.

    Hope this helps

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    Can I use a used Leopard disc I bought off eBay to upgrade from Tiger to Leopard?

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    ok
    I don't like purchasing anything used but I hardly have an option since Apple no longer sells Leopard. I got to the point that I cant use my iPhone with my computer and can't upgrade browsers because Tiger is no longer supported. iPhone requires iTunes 10 which I can't upgrade to with Tiger.

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    Can I use a used Leopard disc I bought off eBay to upgrade from Tiger to Leopard?
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    Quote Originally Posted by person197 View Post
    I don't like purchasing anything used but I hardly have an option since Apple no longer sells Leopard. I got to the point that I cant use my iPhone with my computer and can't upgrade browsers because Tiger is no longer supported. iPhone requires iTunes 10 which I can't upgrade to with Tiger.
    As "Buzzard2010" mentoned...is this 10.5 disc gray/silver or black?

    This makes a BIG difference...since the gray/silver discs are model specific...and thus as you found out...don't work on your computer.

    You also didn't mention your computer model (could be helpful).

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    Can I use a used Leopard disc I bought off eBay to upgrade from Tiger to Leopard?

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    It is the black and purple disc with the big X in the center.

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    Can I use a used Leopard disc I bought off eBay to upgrade from Tiger to Leopard?
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    Quote Originally Posted by person197 View Post
    It is the black and purple disc with the big X in the center.
    Thanks for that info. It would be good to know what the exact computer model you have? It may also help to know the exact OS version you're running.

    Also (like toMACsh mentioned)...have you even tried to install OS 10.5 yet? Your original post makes it sound like you haven't tried yet.

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    Can I use a used Leopard disc I bought off eBay to upgrade from Tiger to Leopard?
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    That should work fine. Have you installed it already?

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    Can I use a used Leopard disc I bought off eBay to upgrade from Tiger to Leopard?

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    I have a 2006 MacBook (Core Duo) with OS 10.4.11 with 512MB ram (i will upgrading that soon). I haven't gotten the Leopard disc yet. I am waiting for it in the mail.

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    Can I use a used Leopard disc I bought off eBay to upgrade from Tiger to Leopard?
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    Quote Originally Posted by person197 View Post
    I have a 2006 MacBook (Core Duo) with OS 10.4.11 with 512MB ram (i will upgrading that soon). I haven't gotten the Leopard disc yet. I am waiting for it in the mail.
    It should work fine. Let us know how it goes.

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    Can I use a used Leopard disc I bought off eBay to upgrade from Tiger to Leopard?

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    Once I get Leopard, I will upgrade my RAM next month to 2GB (the max for this MacBook) and get Snow Leopard. I know I am WAY behind the times. I guess the message "you need to upgrade Safari," is a kick in the butt to do it. I am starting to get errors browsing the internet due to the browser being too old. I want a new MacBook Pro but I will have to wait on that due to the cost.

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    Can I use a used Leopard disc I bought off eBay to upgrade from Tiger to Leopard?
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    Quote Originally Posted by person197 View Post
    Once I get Leopard, I will upgrade my RAM next month to 2GB (the max for this MacBook) and get Snow Leopard. I know I am WAY behind the times. I guess the message "you need to upgrade Safari," is a kick in the butt to do it. I am starting to get errors browsing the internet due to the browser being too old. I want a new MacBook Pro but I will have to wait on that due to the cost.
    Sounds like a plan...good luck.

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    Can I use a used Leopard disc I bought off eBay to upgrade from Tiger to Leopard?
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    Just FYI ... and you have probably figured this out by now ... but it's really less painful to keep the Mac up to par doing routine upgrades than it is to be in the catch-22 situation you find yourself in from waiting too long.

    You certainly don't have to buy every new OS upgrade on the day it comes out or anything, but I have found that routinely expecting to keep certain key apps and the system as up-to-date as possible really pays off in terms of lack of aggravation (and more affordable spread-out costs) in the long run.

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