upgrade from 10.2.8

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by madcowley, Jan 13, 2008.

  1. madcowley macrumors newbie

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    Howdy. I'm working with someone who has a couple of macs at 10.2.8. What are the options for upgrading those to tiger or leopard, preferably without doing a hard-drive reformat?

    Or, if we'll end up needing to wipe the drive to install a new os, will we run into troubles reading files backed up from an earlier os?

    thanks
     
  2. Fleetwood Mac macrumors 65816

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    What models are the machines? If they are Tiger or Leopard compatible there shouldn't be a problem using the upgrade option that will be available when you insert the installation disc. If you plan to upgrade more than one machine make sure that a Family Pack disc is purchased (they are available in Tiger and Leopard flavours).

    Tiger and Leopard system requirements.
     
  3. madcowley thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks for the reply. They're both ppc g4's. One just barely squeaks over the leopard 'must be taller than this to ride' mark, and one doesn't. So I should be able to upgrade straight from 10.2.8 to 10.5?

    Are 10.4.x versions still available, for machines that won't run leopard?

    Thanks
     

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