View Full Version : "New" PPC -- need to reinstall Leopard

Jan 11, 2011, 10:17 PM
My friend recently sold me her old ppc Powerbook G4, but it was her families old computer so I feel weird using it seeing their file names and such. I want to re install os x but they lost all of the discs.. Is there any way I can use the current ones from my iMac (snow leopard so I'm thinking no)

Jan 11, 2011, 10:21 PM
No, as they are model specific and of course Intel only now.
You could use eBay to get a Retail version of Leopard (still expensive) or ask Apple for replacement CD/DVDs for that specific PowerBook, which might get you Mac OS X 10.3 Panther or 10.4 Tiger CD/DVDs.

Jan 11, 2011, 10:30 PM
You could create a new administrator user account, then delete any others that might be on there. That will delete their files.