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    OS 10.4.10 Install from Bundled Disk

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    OS 10.4.10 Install from Bundled Disk
    I bought an iMac on Ebay with no system software. It's an Intel Core Duo. I figured I could load the software that was bundled with my MacBook- wrong! Is there a way to do this, or do I have to purchase Tiger?

    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by dcheek View Post
    I bought an iMac on Ebay with no system software. It's an Intel Core Duo. I figured I could load the software that was bundled with my MacBook- wrong! Is there a way to do this, or do I have to purchase Tiger?

    Dave
    You need to purchase Mac OS software of some sort...could be Tiger, Leopard, or Snow Leopard (10.4, 10.5, 10.6).

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
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    OS 10.4.10 Install from Bundled Disk

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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    You need to purchase Mac OS software of some sort...could be Tiger, Leopard, or Snow Leopard (10.4, 10.5, 10.6).

    - Nick

    Thanks Nick, that's what I thought. I was just trying to save a couple of bucks.

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    Anybody out there want to sell a 10.4.4 or later unbundled operating system software?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dcheek View Post
    Anybody out there want to sell a 10.4.4 or later unbundled operating system software?

    Dave
    Good luck...they sell for around $100 on e-Bay.

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    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
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    OS 10.4.10 Install from Bundled Disk

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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    Good luck...they sell for around $100 on e-Bay.

    - Nick
    Now I know (the hard way) why I got the computer so cheap!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dcheek View Post
    Thanks Nick, that's what I thought. I was just trying to save a couple of bucks.
    First rule of computing...there is NO SUCH THING as saving a couple of bucks! You do need to look for full retail install discs and Snow Leopard OS X.6 would be the best option. Also be aware if you decide to use Tiger, some versions were PPC only and cannot be installed on Intel machines.

    Whatever you purchase, make sure it is a black coloured disc and not the silver grey system install discs sold under a dozen different names on auction sites. With your new machine Snow Leopard new from Apple would be the best option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dcheek View Post
    Now I know (the hard way) why I got the computer so cheap!
    Many many used Macintosh computers will come with some version of the Mac OS installed on them (some won't if the previous owner wiped the hard drive).

    I just purchased (within the last 2 weeks) a couple OLDER Macintosh's for like $10 each. Both of them had an operating system on them. You just have to verify this before purchasing.

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    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    OS 10.4.10 Install from Bundled Disk

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    Quote Originally Posted by harryb2448 View Post
    First rule of computing...there is NO SUCH THING as saving a couple of bucks! You do need to look for full retail install discs and Snow Leopard OS X.6 would be the best option. Also be aware if you decide to use Tiger, some versions were PPC only and cannot be installed on Intel machines.

    Whatever you purchase, make sure it is a black coloured disc and not the silver grey system install discs sold under a dozen different names on auction sites. With your new machine Snow Leopard new from Apple would be the best option.
    The reason I want the older Tiger version of the software was so I could use my Creative Suite 3 software, unless it will run on Snow Leopard??

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    OS 10.4.10 Install from Bundled Disk

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    Quote Originally Posted by harryb2448 View Post
    First rule of computing...there is NO SUCH THING as saving a couple of bucks! You do need to look for full retail install discs and Snow Leopard OS X.6 would be the best option. Also be aware if you decide to use Tiger, some versions were PPC only and cannot be installed on Intel machines.

    Whatever you purchase, make sure it is a black coloured disc and not the silver grey system install discs sold under a dozen different names on auction sites. With your new machine Snow Leopard new from Apple would be the best option.
    I guess I should have started with this forum before the purchase. It's really a shame because the computer is in pristine condition. I mean no wear whatsoever.

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    Okay, I get why Apple doesn't offer or sell the older operating systems but how about this scenario; your Mac bombs and you go to restore the system software with the disks that came with your computer and you discover your dog used them for Frisbee practice. Will Apple offer replacement disks or downloads of the older operating systems if you provide the machine serial number?

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    Call Apple online, and see..... They may be able to provide you with machine specific replacement discs if you supply the serial number.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dcheek View Post
    Okay, I get why Apple doesn't offer or sell the older operating systems but how about this scenario; your Mac bombs and you go to restore the system software with the disks that came with your computer and you discover your dog used them for Frisbee practice. Will Apple offer replacement disks or downloads of the older operating systems if you provide the machine serial number?
    Give Apple a call. Sometimes they will be able to send you replacement disks for a small $15-$20 dollar fee. But since OS 10.4 is getting a bit old...who knows.

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    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    Back to my old 2.2GHz C2D MB after selling my MBP and wondering what my next Mac will be :)
    hehe ....gotta be quicker with that post tab Nick

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6string View Post
    hehe ....gotta be quicker with that post tab Nick
    Yeah I know...you got me on that one!

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