UPGRADE from 10.3.9 to 10.4

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Adrifter, Dec 27, 2006.

  1. Adrifter macrumors newbie

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    Hello, I have a Powerbook G4 15" Superdrive computer that I got back in 2004. I have updated it all the way up to 10.3.9, but now some applications I need (one of which I purchased for $300) 10.4..Here is the problem. I really don't want to pay the $100 to buy 10.4 but will if I need to. I tried this...

    My parents have a new G5 iMac with 10.4 I took their Mac OSX install discs and tried it on my computer...no go. I tried taking my girlfriends G4 iBook install discs to get 10.4...no go. The reason I thought this would work, was because when I had the first mac laptop on the market (Aqua iBook), I was able to upgrade from 8.6 to 9.2 using the mac discs that came with my parents old iMac (yes, we have had a lot of Macs).

    Is there a way of using those discs? is the only way of getting 10.4 is by buying the discs? I would appreciate any help on this matter. Thanks.

    MiKe
     
  2. Unspeaked macrumors 68020

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    As of late, most of Apple's included install and hardware test discs are tied to the specific model they shipped with.

    So unless someone you know happens to have a boxed version of OS X, you may be out of luck...
     
  3. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    AFAIK, you'll have to buy the discs, but with Leopard (10.5) coming out hopefully in the next few months, I personally wouldn't pay to upgrade to Tiger (10.4) now.
     
  4. danny_w macrumors 601

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    If you can find an UPGRADE version of Tiger it should work on any Mac version. That is how I upgraded my Powerbook. You can probably find UPGRADE disks fairly cheaply on eBay. Look for the ones that came with a Mac immediately after Tiger came out but before they started bundling Tiger full install disks.
     

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