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Calling All Older OS Disks!

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Whoever moderates this forum, let's give this thread a chance to work.

M-F Members - if you have older MacOS Install disks, be they machine-specific (grey) or retail (black), and you're willing to make them available for sale via this forum, PLEASE DO SO.

Don't let the disks gather dust in a cupboard or drawer or on a shelf, and please don't just throw them away. There are members of Mac-Forums who still use PPC machines and older OS versions. When problems are encountered with used/2-hand machines, and an install disk is not available, the need is to find and buy one. This is where you may be able to help.

Tiger OS, for example, is very hard to find; Leopard is asking exorbitant prices, so let's look after each other by making OS Install Disks available at reasonable prices to Mac-Forums members.

Simply post in this forum whatever OS Install Disks you have to sell, and let the market forces work.

Thank you ....... hughvane
 
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Speaking of which (sorry for the jacking here)..I'm looking for Mac OS X Server 10.4...and maybe 10.5 (for another Mac I might buy).
 
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This is a great idea - in my CD case I have:-

A set of 4 x grey OS 9.1 discs that originally came with a white iBook G3 500

A retail OS X disc 10.0.3, as far as I can tell it's for upgrading from OS 9.1 but may be standalone.

CD of iMovie 2.

Free to anyone who needs them - just pay postage and packing which will be at cost wherever you are.
I am in the UK but willing to post abroad.

Cheers :)

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Great thread mate which should be updated regularly to keep it in front of members, particularly new members who may have missed it.
 
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Tiger here, if someone needs them
 
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Hi, a complete (?) set of 8 disks 10.1.4, also 3 disks 10.3, probably from a imac and await in snowy Norfolk (UK). I also have a grey keyboard with round plug cable which I think came with a Performa 630 (wonderful machine!) if anyone's interested.
 
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Tiger here, if someone needs them

Server or just the standard version? I may want to reload Tiger on to my PowerMac, considering I didn't get an OS disc of any kind, and the iLife version that may've came with it.
 
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May I suggest this rates a 'stickie' now that people are offering up their discs for free?

Otherwise the thread will get lost amongst hardware sales

Cheers :)

Hugh
 
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Stickie Thread

Ditto to the stickie idea, I was going to ask for it from the start, but thought it a bit presumptuous. Thanks to those who've responded so promptly. Spread the word via PM to your M-F 'friends' if you will.
When I'm back at home base, I'll hunt out the old OS disks I have somewhere, I think they may go back as far as System 7! Squirrels disease y'see.]
 
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Got some somewhere too, will sort out what tomorrow. Cool idea.
 
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got oem macbook leopard disks if needed
 
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I am desperate for a Leopard disk for an imac, upgraded to Snow and things are not working well but have not got the original install disc.

Grateful for any help
 
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Shouldn't I keep them?
I have one retail copy of Snow Leopard - ordered from the Apple store in December.
With my Late 2008 MBP 15" I have the included Leopard DVD.
I reformatted the drive when I installed Snow Leopard (per forums' advice) and pretty much everything is OK.

Are the DVDs that came with the machine useless at this point?

One thing I may need is the Leopard PPC DVD if I get one of those older 12" PowerBooks off eBay. Nobody on eBay seems to be able to keep their reinstall discs - whether its Windows of Apple.
Where do they go?
 
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If the Leopard disc came with the MBP it will not in stall on a PowerBook you need to get hold of the full retail install DVD of Leopard. And they sell to recoup some of their outlay and then squeal when they need them for troubleshooting.
 
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Not sure about everyone, but I am offering mine for free to someone who has the right macbook but may have lost/damaged his disks. Not sure that would exactly be illegal but I may be wrong
 
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What a shame this original and outstanding suggestion is turning into a slug it out you said .. I said argument. If you guys want to debate the point start your own thread and not kidnap hughvane's great idea and convert it into a scrap.
 

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What a shame this original and outstanding suggestion is turning into a slug it out you said .. I said argument. If you guys want to debate the point start your own thread and not kidnap hughvane's great idea and convert it into a scrap.

Agreed - this is why I've removed every post which I have determined to be off-topic aside from this one.

This is not the place to debate the finer points of EULAs or any other legalities. The staff has determined that this activity is acceptable under our Community Guidelines. Any other off-topic posts will be removed post-haste. If you have any concerns over this policy, feel free to PM me.

I have also "stuck" the thread to make it more visible.
 
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Thank you for stepping in

Cheers :)

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Agreed - this is why I've removed every post which I have determined to be off-topic aside from this one.

This is not the place to debate the finer points of EULAs or any other legalities. The staff has determined that this activity is acceptable under our Community Guidelines. Any other off-topic posts will be removed post-haste. If you have any concerns over this policy, feel free to PM me.

I have also "stuck" the thread to make it more visible.

Just to clarify for me, so now I CAN place my old oem grey disks up one here?

if so I still have the oem macbook leopard disks available for anyone who wants them (free)

And sorry for any part I had in hijacking the thread
 

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Just to clarify for me, so now I CAN place my old oem grey disks up one here?

if so I still have the oem macbook leopard disks available for anyone who wants them (free)

And sorry for any part I had in hijacking the thread

In a word, yes.
 

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