Should i upgrade my pb G4 from 10.4 to 10.5?

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  1. Jmouse macrumors 6502

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    Most of the app doesnt support anymore. i.e. itunes with ipads or iphone s with os 4.0 or above.

    ive got the dvd for leopard now i do not have any experience on upgrading / installing new os on it.

    Should i perform the upgrade? will it benefits my Pb G4?

    How do i go on upgrading/ installing it?

    thanks for the help guys. really needs it.
     
  2. Jmouse thread starter macrumors 6502

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    GReat no one will help ?
     
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  4. Jmouse thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Should i do a clean install or an Upgrade?

    OS asks me to reboot the laptop installation..

    Also whats the best way to back up your data?

    Appreciate.
     
  5. Blakeco123 macrumors regular

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    bumping a thread is against the rules.
    anyway to answer you question i would not upgrade it because it will make slower g4s pretty much useless but if you need to then go ahead, btw if you have the money just get a new mac, because id say g3-g4 are on there way out they still support somethings but that will probably end very soon because when lion is released leopard will no longer be supported so you could say the intel transition ended in 2011.

    Do a clean install it will get rid of all you tiger junk.
    Also backup by plugging in an external hard drive and just dragging you home folder over into it
     
  6. Jmouse thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks and Thanks again.

    Now my G4 is 1.67Ghz 2G Ram will that helps?
     
  7. r0k macrumors 68040

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    That's plenty fast enough for Leopard. I put Leopard on my 1.25Ghz G4 mini with only 1 gig of RAM (and I had to pry the thing apart with putty knives to install extra RAM to get from 512M to 1 gig).

    I would back important things up first, (standard precaution) then pop in the Leopard disk and run the upgrade. It might be a good idea to have an older OS disk if you aren't happy and decide to go back but chances are everything will be fine. I just let software update pull the latest 10.5 (10.5.9 I think) down to my G4 Mini the other day. No problems at all, except that on my old G4 Mini the tiny 40 gig hard drive stays pretty full and I have to plug in one of those external usb drives so I can free up space for software update to run.
     
  8. Jmouse thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Does it run smoothly?
     
  9. Blakeco123 macrumors regular

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    yes that should run leopard fine i was refering to the slower, below 1 ghz machines and the ones with only, say, 256Mb of ram
     
  10. Jmouse thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok , thansk guys, let me know if im doing the right thing here.

    Back up the House icon directory onto a hardisk.

    insert the DVD and do upgrade? / or Clean install?

    Now when i insert the dvd it requires a reboot in order for the installation to proceed.
     
  11. Jmouse thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Just an update for people who wanted to upgrade from tiger to leopard.


    Did an upgrade so i can keep my files. took about 30 mins.

    Installed ok no problem. did an software update to 10.5.8.

    Now its running a tag quicker and of course the OS looks way better and i have time machine and all that.


    How ever i lost my iphoto and idvd.
     

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