where to get OSX install disks

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

  1. minifridge1138 macrumors 65816

    Jun 26, 2010
    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?

  2. NZed macrumors 65816


    Jan 24, 2011
    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.
  3. cocacolakid macrumors 65816


    Dec 18, 2010
    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

    Feb 13, 2009
    United Kingdom
    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


    Nov 24, 2005
    I'm only really here at night.
    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 65816

    Jun 26, 2010
    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.

  7. stroked Suspended


    May 3, 2010
    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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