where to get OSX install disks

minifridge1138

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Jun 26, 2010
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Hello everyone,

I've recently gotten into the hobby of finding and fixing old Macs.
Most do not come with any install software.
I can still buy copies of Snow Leopard, but what about versions prior to 10.6?

Is there a good place to get 10.4?

Thanks!!!
 

NZed

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Jan 24, 2011
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Canada, Eh?
I believe i saw one in the market place. Not sure though. Its pretty recent in one of those heaps for sale threads.
 

SmurfBoxMasta

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I'm only really here at night.
Definitely eBay. (Im so glad I acquired each version of the Mac OS From 8.5 up as they came out. Makes finding them much easier.)
ditto.... I've kept a pristine copy of every OS from 7.6 to 10.6, because I've always been the resident fixer-upper guy for the family & mac-using friends :)

but yes, ebay is unfortunately the best source for them @reasonable prices. Over the years, I've seen copies of OS 8 & 9 priced as high as $150 at some online resellers :eek:
 

minifridge1138

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I'm trying to build up my own collection of install disks.

I have 9.1, 10.6, and 10.7 installers.
I have various system restore disks for 10.4, 10.5, but they only work with the systems they shipped with.

I'm hoping to find a 10.4 disk that will work with a G4 iMac.
I also have a G3 iMac running 10.3 and no way to re-install the OS. I've cloned the HDD so I can recover if the drive fails, but that's all.

Thanks!
 

stroked

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Since your a 6502, you should check out the Market Place. There are some generous deals there. You also should check out what Carbon Copy Cloner, can do for you.
 

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