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how to register a used copy of 10.5

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Mr Judd Calculating status...
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Mar 25, 2013 10:39 PM

I want to update the old dual power mac running 10.4 to 10.5. How do I register a used copy from ebay?

PowerMac, iOS 5.1.1, updating a G5 to the 10.5 from 10.4
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,805 points)
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    Mar 25, 2013 10:53 PM (in response to Mr Judd)

    There isn't  actually a requirement to register it.

  • Neville Hillyer Level 4 Level 4 (1,845 points)
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    Mar 26, 2013 4:54 AM (in response to Mr Judd)

    The install process makes it difficult not to register it. You can opt not to have communications from Apple. Some are concerned about Apple collecting information about them and complete the mandatory form with fake information. I am not aware of Apple ever using the information to prosecute for unpaid royalties etc although I do know that one other large computer company does audits of large users of their products.

  • Neville Hillyer Level 4 Level 4 (1,845 points)
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    Mar 26, 2013 10:11 AM (in response to Mr Judd)

    Only the black CDs/DVDs work on any compatible Mac. Other colours are model specific and will not work on other models. Take care there are many non-black installers out there.


    OS X 10.5 does not require a registration code but 'OS X 10.5 Server' needs one.


    It may be best to update to Snow Leopard - OS X 10.6


    The following is a slightly edited post from elsewhere - I assume the advice is correct:


    Apple has OS X 10.5 Leopard replacement media available. Ring 1800-767-2775 (or national equivalent) and talk to a customer service representative. Explain that you have a Mac and need the 10.5 Leopard DVD media replacement. You will be asked for your computer's serial number. It costs about $17.


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