2 Replies Latest reply: Apr 2, 2012 11:17 AM by nvnv0
Tomas Hölzbrucke Level 1 Level 1

Hi i have a macbook running 10.5.2 and i want to upgrade it. i heva a mac mini whivh came with a disc of 10.6.2 on it and i wanted to know weather i can safely upgrade my macbook using this disc, without wiping my memeroy. the thing is, its not just the standard 10.6.2 install disc, it says mic mini 10.6.2 install disc, so i belive it is a biuld disc ( if thats what they are called) and i wasnt sure if i can use this or not.


MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
Solved by nvnv0 on Apr 2, 2012 11:17 AM Solved

Strictly speaking its illegal as you are not allowed to run same version on two different mac with single user disc.

You have by a family pack which allow 5 computers to have same disc installation.

One thing you can do to always use it macbook and delete mac mini operating system or vice versa.

Reply by BDAqua on Mar 31, 2012 12:49 AM Helpful

Hi Thomas,

 

Generally speaking Gray Install Discs are Machine specifific, but sometimes work on a Range of Macs released at the same time.

 

The 10.6  Reyail Disc is incredably cheap for an OS disc though... $29!

Snow Leopard/10.6.x Requirements...

 

General requirements

   * Mac computer with an Intel processor

    * 1GB of memory (I say 4GB at least)

    * 5GB of available disk space (I say 30GB at least)

    * DVD drive for installation

    * Some features require a compatible Internet service provider; fees may apply.

    * Some features require Apple’s MobileMe service; fees and terms apply.

 

Which apps work with Mac OS X 10.6?...

 

http://snowleopard.wikidot.com/

It looks like they might still have it...

 

http://store.apple.com/us/product/MC573Z/A?fnode=MTY1NDAzOA

 

If it's a core Duo & not a Core2Duo, then it'll only run in 32 bit mode.

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  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10

    Hi Thomas,

     

    Generally speaking Gray Install Discs are Machine specifific, but sometimes work on a Range of Macs released at the same time.

     

    The 10.6  Reyail Disc is incredably cheap for an OS disc though... $29!

    Snow Leopard/10.6.x Requirements...

     

    General requirements

       * Mac computer with an Intel processor

        * 1GB of memory (I say 4GB at least)

        * 5GB of available disk space (I say 30GB at least)

        * DVD drive for installation

        * Some features require a compatible Internet service provider; fees may apply.

        * Some features require Apple’s MobileMe service; fees and terms apply.

     

    Which apps work with Mac OS X 10.6?...

     

    http://snowleopard.wikidot.com/

    It looks like they might still have it...

     

    http://store.apple.com/us/product/MC573Z/A?fnode=MTY1NDAzOA

     

    If it's a core Duo & not a Core2Duo, then it'll only run in 32 bit mode.

  • nvnv0 Level 1 Level 1

    Strictly speaking its illegal as you are not allowed to run same version on two different mac with single user disc.

    You have by a family pack which allow 5 computers to have same disc installation.

    One thing you can do to always use it macbook and delete mac mini operating system or vice versa.