where to get OSX install disks

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by minifridge1138, Jan 22, 2012.

  1. minifridge1138 macrumors 6502a

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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!!!
     
  2. NZed macrumors 65816

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    I believe i saw one in the market place. Not sure though. Its pretty recent in one of those heaps for sale threads.
     
  3. cocacolakid macrumors 65816

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    The online Mac dealers that still have them in stock sell them for crazy prices. eBay is more reasonable in this situation.
     
  4. chrismacguy macrumors 68000

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    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.)
     
  5. SmurfBoxMasta macrumors 65816

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    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:
     
  6. minifridge1138 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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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!
     
  7. stroked Suspended

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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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