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    We're selling on some of our old macs which originally came with Tiger but we upgraded them to Leopard. In order to sell them would our license require us to downgrade them to Tiger or would be able to sell the mac with the upgrade license with it?

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    What sort of licence did you use to upgrade to leopard?

    If you purchased individual discs for the machines you can keep leopard if it was a site licence you will need to downgrade.

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    we bought 15 individual licenses with no media, this is the same isn't it?

    defiantly wasn't a site license.

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    erm im not sure then, i cant see it a problem if you leave Leopard on providing you only use 14 installs instead of the 15.

    Im not 100% though

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    yea, that's what I've been thinking

    All the iMacs we're going to buy in the future will come with Leopard or Snow Leopard on them so I'm guessing we wouldn't need the other installs...

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    Hi

    You'll be fine selling these units onwards with the original Tiger Installer Disk as well as the upgrade disk. Most people looking to purchase a second-hand machine like this would have an expectation that this would be the case. Most people who interest themselves in the mac second-hand market would recommend this as 'best practice'. It makes sense anyway as there will be less come-back on you if a problem develops later on that involves a reinstall of the OS. Besides the Leopard Disks will not be of much use to you with anything you've since purchased that came installed with an OS later than the one specified on the Disk.

    As a just-in-case you could create a .dmg from any one of those Disks and simply store it. You can always burn a copy (or as many as you like) to DVD (DL) in case you ever needed it again. Additionally you could create an nbi of the Installer Disk and make it available to your network via NetBoot.

    Antonio Rocco (ACSA)

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