How do I know which version on mac I need.

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Runite, Nov 21, 2007.

  1. Runite macrumors newbie

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    Well I got a MacBook from a friend who got one at work. Its passworded and I don't know the password. It loads up as Mac OS X but don;t know which version to get so I can reformat it. I need to do a clean reformat.
     
  2. psychofreak Retired

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    Ask your friend for the disks that came with the Macbook, if its not Leopard, think about buying that...
     
  3. johny5 macrumors 6502a

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    you can buy any version but best sticking with the late ones like Tiger or Leopard
     
  4. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Simple -- if you have an intel Mac, the ONLY retail system you can buy that will work is Leopard.

    Beep. Wrong answer. Tiger and any other version other than Leopard do not have code that will boot Intel Macs. The only Tigers that will work are the gray disks that were bundled physically with the intel Macs.
     
  5. Runite thread starter macrumors newbie

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    leopard? but I hear theres different versions for diff processors
     
  6. Muzzway macrumors regular

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    Nope, it's Universal: all on one disk.
     
  7. Mac-Addict macrumors 65816

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    Nope there's only one version of leopard.
     

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