OS X Snow Leopard Upgrade for multiple computers.

I have an iMac and a Macbook that need upgrading to Snow Leopard. Do I need to purchase 2 Snow Leopard DVD packages? Is there a family pack available? There is no description of the license requirements for Snow Leopard on the Apple Store page. (In fact, it's difficult to find Snow Leopard in the store at all!)

  • Asked about:  Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

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  • Best Answer:

    You "should" have a separate license for each Mac, but can use the same Snow Leopard DVD for all installations.

    Before Lion and Mountain Lion were released, there was a Family Pack (which provided licenses for up to 5 macs in a household) and there was the "normal package" which provided a single license. Both packages contained the identical single installation disc, but provided a different number of licenses. Family Pack was $49, and the single license package was $29.

    After Lion and Mountain Lion were released, the Family Pack was no longer available. BUT, the single license disc dropped in price to $20. (Which, in your case, makes buying two single license packages less costly than the Family Pack.)

    When you are at the Apple Store website, simply type "Snow Leopard" in the search field at the top right (next to the "Support" tab).