Currently Being ModeratedFeb 11, 2013 3:22 AM (in response to iVinDon)
You can only install 10.5 from a DVD. It is a paid upgrade and really only suitable for Macs G4 and G5.
The link below discusses the situation thoroughly and should provide you with all the guidance
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 11, 2013 3:43 PM (in response to iVinDon)
Leopard (10.5) disks are no longer available from Apple. They are available at Amazon at outrageous prices or you may find some on E-bay. I would suggest that you consider Snow Leopard (10.6) if your Mac qualifies:
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 11, 2013 4:27 PM (in response to iVinDon)
If you do look at eBay be very careful to check that the disk on offer meets the requirements of your machine. If it is grey in colour, beware, as that is a machine specific disk and will not load. You need the Retail Black disk with the large X on it.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 23, 2013 10:35 AM (in response to OGELTHORPE)
I keep getting mixed information, I have a imac osx 10.4.11 from late 2007 and have never upgraded some say I need to do leopard then snow leopard and others say go straight to snow leopard! also do i need to buy an external hard drive 1st to back up data before a upgrade? I have so many questions!! any help will be greatly appreciated. I called apple support and they said my mac can do all the upgrades
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 23, 2013 10:59 AM (in response to dblb)
dblb, greetings: I am not familiar with iMacs, but a mid 2007 model will run Snow Leopard. Just to be certain, read this support article;
You can install Snow Leopard over Tiger. You do not need Leopard. A Snow Leopard disk can be obtained from the Apple online store.
Though an OS installation should not affect any user data, it is always prudent to have a backup. I would strongly advise you to get an external HDD for that application.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 23, 2013 11:05 AM (in response to OGELTHORPE)
Thank you for your help!! one other question, what external hd do I buy ( if you don't mind me asking) there are so many out there!!
As you can tell I am not tech savvy!
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 23, 2013 11:20 AM (in response to dblb)
dblb, greetings; You will find cheerleaders and detractors for all brands of HDDs. I mainly use Seagate's and HGSTs (Hitachi). Since I have a MBP, all of my HDDs are the small 2.5" platters. Though they would work with your iMac, the larger 3.5" HDDs are probably a better option. I have power constraints that you do not have.
I recommend OWC.com as a source. They may not be the least expensive, but they specialize in Mac peripherals, have excellent customer service and even first rate technical support.
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