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I Lost My OSX Installer Disks :-(


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Dear Friends,

I lost my Mac OSX Installer DVD disks. I have 13" Mac Book computer with intel chip inside. I already searched the forum but I couldn't find a similar thread. My OS is 10.5.1 Tiger dated 2008. So, here are my questions:

1 - How can I exactly figure out my OS (10.5 or 10.5.1 etc . . .)?
2 - Can I reformat my Mac Book without installer DVD disks?
3 - With the PCs (Particularly with window$ OS) you can create restore disk and then you can use that disk to reformat your PC. Can I create those installer DVD disks by using disk utility or any other application(s)?

I will be grateful if you could help me, please. I eventually will buy those installer disks, but I need to reformat my Mac Book these days.

Another thing I would like to ask is why we can not buy such OS disks from Apple Stores, instead order online? I find it a bit inconvenient.

Again, thanks for your valuable helps in advance, and wish all of you happy new year.

Capt. Serdal
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Apple Logo > About this mac > Tells you your OS version

Both 10.5 and 10.4 are outdated operating systems. You'd be way better off picking up a $29 OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard DVD and doing a clean install from that.
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Dear MacDude121,

Thanks a lot for your prompt reply. All right, I will check the exact OS type of my Mac Book, then order Snow Leopard very soon. So, I can upgrade to Snow Leopard from Tiger, can I?

Very Best Regards . . .

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Dear MacDude121,

Thanks a lot for your prompt reply. All right, I will check the exact OS type of my Mac Book, then order Snow Leopard very soon. So, I can upgrade to Snow Leopard from Tiger, can I?

Very Best Regards . . .

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Shouldn't be a problem at all.
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Perfect! Thanks a lot MacDude121. Does it matter to get the upgrade version or regular version?

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Perfect! Thanks a lot MacDude121. Does it matter to get the upgrade version or regular version?

Very Best Regards . . .

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The only "kink" with making the jump from 10.4 to 10.6 is that you need to perform a clean install as if 10.4 doesn't previously exist on the machine.(or so I've been told) This means you'll want to back-up all of your important files before installing the new OS to avoid any loss of your important data.

This is exactly what you want as far as the disk goes: Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard - Apple Store (U.S.)
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Wonderful information! Thank you very much MacDude121.

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