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    will retail OSX tiger instal on iMac G4 without needing original OSX disk>?
    If I purchase a retail OSX 10.4 disk will it install on my iMac G4 without needing the original OSX 10.0 disk?

    My problem is I cant install OSX right now b/c every disk I have is an upgrade disk. Currently I cannot install OSX 10.3 disk that came with the computer because the disk is an upgrade disk and needs the previous version disk. i can only find my very old (2001) OSX 10.0 disk. But it wont even boot from this copy. And my OS9 disk is an upgrad disk also. So I figure I have to buy a brand new copy of the OS?

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    Yes, a full version of OS X will install on your iMac, as long as it meets the system requirements, and it should.
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    Currently running OS X 10.10

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishquail View Post
    If I purchase a retail OSX 10.4 disk will it install on my iMac G4 without needing the original OSX 10.0 disk?

    My problem is I cant install OSX right now b/c every disk I have is an upgrade disk. Currently I cannot install OSX 10.3 disk that came with the computer because the disk is an upgrade disk and needs the previous version disk. i can only find my very old (2001) OSX 10.0 disk. But it wont even boot from this copy. And my OS9 disk is an upgrad disk also. So I figure I have to buy a brand new copy of the OS?
    I have a copy of Tiger, *BRAND* new, for sale. If you want it, see my other thread or PM me. Will include iLife '06 retail, VERY cheap!!.

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