Update to Snow Leopard with .iso

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  1. Ritsuki
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    Ritsuki ORAORAORAORA

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    I've downloaded an iso of OS X 10.6 for my sister's mac, and I want to know if it will have some consequences like unability to do minor upgrades (the 10.6.x ones) or something similar to the 'Windows Genuine Advantage'
     
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    Dialexio GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Mac OS X does not contain activation DRM of any sort. The only DRM it has targets Hackintoshes.

    Nevertheless, it still doesn't hurt to buy it; $29 is dirt-cheap for an OS upgrade.
     
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    Ritsuki ORAORAORAORA

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    Can't buy it, my sister's on 10.4, so she needs to buy the pack with iLife and iWork which is 170$. She wants 10.6 only for her iPhone 4, so it's a bit expensive...
     
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    The $179 version isn't necessary, unless you also want an updated iLife and iWork. The $29 disc, though only meant for Macs with Leopard, will happily install on any Intel-based Mac... even if the hard drive is blank. [​IMG] (Apple tells folks to buy the $179 box so they don't lose out on lots of money. Skipping a $129 update in favor for a $29 update that includes more wouldn't be appreciated by any company...)

    But if you would still like to use the ISO, I'm pretty sure it'll be fine if you burn it.
     
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    Yup. An .iso can be installed just fine, burn it to a DVD (dual-layer) or copy the content to a correctly formatted USB thumb drive. I did it for a friend recently. There's no DRM (there's isn't really any DRM for hackintoshes either, it's more of a compatibility issue with BIOS vs EFI and drivers). Also, as stated the "upgrade" allows for full installation.
     
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    Ritsuki ORAORAORAORA

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    So, isn't that false information if they tell the 29$ upgrade is no compatible with Tiger 10.4 ? We called the Apple store for some informations, and that's what they told us...

    Thanks for your answers [​IMG]
     
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    It's not compatible. You can't upgrade and migrate your information from 10.4 to 10.6. You can do a fresh install. With 10.5, you could migrate your information through the update.