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    Missing install discs - what do?
    Hello, we have a PowerMac G5 with a spanking new hard drive. However, I am missing the Tiger install discs it came with. I tried using our iMac G5 discs but they didn't work. What do I do? Can I get new discs from Apple? Is there another solution?

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    Quote Originally Posted by amagab
    What do I do? Can I get new discs from Apple? Is there another solution?

    Thanks!
    Well, either way you are going to need new discs. You could get a new copy of Tiger from Apple, though that would be more expensive.
    I would suggest looking around eBay or a similar site and try to get your hands on a full retail version of the OS... NOT a set that came with another computer that someone is selling. Make sure it is a retail original set of discs.
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    I see I can get a copy of Tiger from the local university's bookstore for a good price. Is Tiger specific to what model it runs on or does the same Tiger run on any Mac? Do I need to get a copy of Tiger that is made for G5?

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    A retail version of Tiger (like the one at your bookstore) will work on any Mac that meets the requirements for Tiger. Go with that one.
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