Ugrading to 10.5 - "Can't find 10.4"

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by steiney, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. steiney macrumors 6502

    Nov 6, 2009
    Hello All,

    I just tried to upgrade from 10.4.11 to 10.5, using a Leopard CPU Drop-In DVD. After selecting English as the language to use, the installer tried searching for v10.4, but said it could not find it. I definitely am running 10.4.11 currently, so I have no idea what the problem could be.

    If anyone has any ideas, I'd really appreciate hearing them. I am supposed to have my system upgraded to Leopard for work by Monday, so I don't know what I'm going to do.

    Thanks in advance!

  2. Aidoneus macrumors 6502

    Aug 3, 2009
    You can't use the restore discs provided with another Mac to upgrade the operating system. You'll need a full retail release of Mac OS X, which in this case means you will need to skip Leopard and go straight to 10.6 Snow Leopard.
  3. steiney thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 6, 2009

    Thanks for the help. I ended up buying a copy of Snow Leopard at a store, and everything went very well. I absolutely love the new OS! I don't know why I was so resistant to upgrading before. Thanks again!

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