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Install generic os x on laptop?

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Jan 8, 2013 4:34 PM

Hi!

 

Can I install a "generic" (purchased separelty) verson of Leopard on a Macbook (4,1) Core Duo 2, or do I need to track down a version of Leopard designed just for a laptop?

 

I am asking becasue I read a while back (as far back as the later E-Macs) that Apple was creating versions of OS X that woild only work on specific systems (i.e. that you couldn't install OS X from a desktop on a laptop)>

 

Thanks!

  • Niel Level 10 Level 10 (234,630 points)
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    Jan 8, 2013 4:36 PM (in response to Chaz1138)

    The install disk needs to be newer than the computer for that to work; for that MacBook, it needs to be at least 10.5.4.

     

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  • John Galt Level 7 Level 7 (33,075 points)
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    Jan 8, 2013 4:39 PM (in response to Chaz1138)

    A MacBook4,1 originally shipped with Leopard, so yes, as long as the disc you have contains the same or later version originally installed.

     

    Any retail copy of OS X can be installed on any system that supports it. Portable or desktop makes no difference.

     

    System-specific discs are grey in color and will install OS X only on the exact same model number Mac that included that disc.

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