Leopard stable on ibook G4 1.2/512? Can i install w/o wiping out my stuff?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by TheNorthWaves, Oct 28, 2007.

  1. TheNorthWaves macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2007
    Location:
    USA
    #1
    I was thinking about getting leopard for $69 with my student discount... and running it on an ibook 1.2ghz G4 with 512mb RAM. I think tiger runs well enough on this setup, fwiw.

    Also, I have a legit copy of officemac 2004 installed on there but the discs are nowhere to be found. IE: If I re-image the whole HDD, i'll probably lose officemac for good. Is there any way to buy a full leopard disc (non-upgrade model) and install it in such a way that i retain officemac and all my files?

    Thanks everyone
     
  2. Chundles macrumors G4

    Chundles

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2005
    #2
    I have the exact same computer and yes Tiger ran well on it. An upgrade to Leopard felt about the same as Tiger if not a little quicker. I did a clean install and it's a hell of a lot faster than Tiger ever was.

    Just do an "Archive and Install" and you'll keep all your data but have a fresh OS installation.
     
  3. TheNorthWaves thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2007
    Location:
    USA

Share This Page