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Damien L Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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Apr 2, 2013 5:00 AM

I have been running 10.5.8 for a long time on a 2.16ghz core 2 duo imac (imac came with 10.4 tiger from new).  I have been having a few issues with internet connection and running slow recently so decided to do an archive and install.  I used the 10.4 disc and cant find the 10.5 disc to upgrade it to how it was.  Now i cant (or don't know how to) get all my music, photos, doc's etc back.  I have all the old applications but none of my doc's.  I have an external hard drive/time machine back up but it says this cant be used with 10.4.  I can see the previous systems folder but i can not access it.  Do i need 10.5 or is there a way of getting all my things back on my mac?

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,685 points)
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    Apr 2, 2013 10:04 AM (in response to Damien L)

    Hi Damien,

     

    You really need 10.5 Install Disc to get it al back and/or use Time Machine.

     

    Leopard requirements/10.5.x...

     

        *  Mac computer with an Intel, PowerPC G5, or PowerPC G4 (867MHz or faster) processor

     

    minimum system requirements

     

        * 512MB of memory (I say 1.5GB for PPC at least, 2-3GB minimum for IntelMacs)

        * DVD drive for installation

        * 9GB of available disk space (I say 30GB at least)

    Classic/OS9 Apps no longer supported.

    Trouble is Apple no longer sells it, check eBay & such for the Retail version, not the Gray Discs...

    http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=mac+os+x+leopard+retail+10.5

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,685 points)
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    Apr 2, 2013 2:03 PM (in response to Damien L)

    Oh yes indeed, 10.6 is a relative steal if your Mac will handle it...

     

    Snow Leopard/10.6.x Requirements...

     

    General requirements

       * Mac computer with an Intel processor

        * 1GB of memory (I say 4GB at least, more if you can afford it)

        * 5GB of available disk space (I say 30GB at least)

        * DVD drive for installation

        * Some features require a compatible Internet service provider; fees may apply.

        * Some features require Apple’s MobileMe service; fees and terms apply.

     

    Which apps work with Mac OS X 10.6?...

     

    http://snowleopard.wikidot.com/

     

    Buy Snow Leopard > http://store.apple.com/us/product/MC573/mac-os-x-106-snow-leopard

    Call Apple Sales...in the US: 1-800-MY-APPLE. Or Support... 1-800-275-2273

     

    Other countries...

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HE57

  • AnaMusic Level 9 Level 9 (55,110 points)
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    Apr 5, 2013 3:09 AM (in response to Damien L)

    Damien L wrote:

     

    I managed to find a 10.5 disc (I borrowed my dads, his mac came with the 10.5 disc). When I start up with this disc it says OS X can not be installed on this computer.

     

    Is this because it is specific to the mac it was supplied with or do I have another issue?

    Yes.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,685 points)
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    Apr 5, 2013 10:38 AM (in response to Damien L)

    Gray Discs are Machine specific.

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