"New" PPC -- need to reinstall Leopard

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by bc008, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. macrumors 68000

    bc008

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    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)
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    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.
     
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    alust2013

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    You could create a new administrator user account, then delete any others that might be on there. That will delete their files.
     

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