PowerBook G4

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Hi,

A friend of mine got a PowerBook5,6 G4 15“ as a present and it came with a 10.4.11 and he was wondering if he can install windows together with Tiger I told him he must at least have SnowLeopard to install Windows using BootCamp (Am I right?) the problem is, it did not come with any DVD’s so the question is I have bought and downloaded the Lion is it ok if I install it in it, and will it work fine, and from where can I have the BootCamp drivers?
btw if I can’t install Lion on it I have SL and its not currently installed on any of my Mac’s can I install it on the powerbook?

PowerBook5,6 G4 15“

CPU type PowerPC G4 (1.2) 1.5GHz
512MB Memory (Only on slot is used)
74.41 GB HDD

Thanks a lot
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Hi,

A friend of mine got a PowerBook5,6 G4 15“ as a present and it came with a 10.4.11 and he was wondering if he can install windows together with Tiger I told him he must at least have SnowLeopard to install Windows using BootCamp (Am I right?) the problem is, it did not come with any DVD’s so the question is I have bought and downloaded the Lion is it ok if I install it in it, and will it work fine, and from where can I have the BootCamp drivers?
btw if I can’t install Lion on it I have SL and its not currently installed on any of my Mac’s can I install it on the powerbook?

PowerBook5,6 G4 15“

CPU type PowerPC G4 (1.2) 1.5GHz
512MB Memory (Only on slot is used)
74.41 GB HDD

Thanks a lot
Regards,

Actually, the main requirement to run Windows with Bootcamp is to have an Intel CPU, which the PowerBook G4 or G5 for that matter do not have.

EDIT: And, neither Lion or Snow Leopard will run on a G4 or G5 Mac
 
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Really!! I did not know that. Thank you very much by the way.
 
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The G4 is a pretty old system, 2004, and the last OS for it is Leopard OS X.5. He will need the black full retail install DVD, about $100 or a little more on auction sites, and kick the memory up to 1GB.
 
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Thank you, I will see about it and I will tell him :)
 
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id just leave tiger on it. i have a old powermac g4 and finally bought a macpro. im glad i didnt waist the money trying to upgrade my g4. as for running windows on the g4 you can get virtual pc for mac. that comes with some different windows systems on it. i used it way back years ago, but it ran pretty slow on my g4, 533 processor. i still have the disk set, including the key. if your interested in buying it id sell the set for $10.00 plus shipping, which should be under $10.00. its kinda of fun to mess around with. now i have vmware fushion on my macpro and runs as fast as my os system. you can also do searches on running windows on the older macs. im not sure if theres any other systems that will work other than virtual pc but maybe.
 
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Thanks a lot, My friend said that he will mess around with the G4 and if he liked Mac he will buy a MacBook Pro
 

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