3030 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: May 26, 2009 7:24 AM by cornelius
Tiger install DVDs are in short supply. Tiger is no longer available at the Apple Store but may be available for $129 by calling Apple Phone Sales @ 1-800-MY-APPLE (1-800-692-7753). For other sources, do a Google search for MA453Z/A (10.4.6), MA190Z/A (10.4.3) and M9639Z/A (10.4) . Also look on eBay. Be sure & buy a retail version (black with silver X) and not a model specific version (gray) (See Can I use another Mac's system restore disc on my Mac? ). Expect to pay (possibly a lot) more than the Apple list price of $129.
Also check this web store http://www.lacomputercompany.com/cgi-bin/rpcart/index.cgi?command=dispitem&type= sku&sku=19521
Possible Alternative if you are currently using Panther 10.3 – Do a Google search for Tiger 10.4 Upgrade DVD . It will upgrade your 10.3 to 10.4, but it doesn’t contain the full retail Tiger installer. Should be cheaper than the retail Tiger install DVD.
After you install the base 10.4.x, update to the final Tiger version 10.4.11. Here's the link for the 10.4.11 combo update http://support.apple.com/kb/TA24901?viewlocale=en_US
Look at this link Mac OS X v10.4 Tiger Installing Software Support Page
You can also download the Tiger Installation and Setup Guide
When you upgrade the OS, do it via Archive & Install. See About the Archive and Install feature http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1710
Be sure to select Preserve Users & Settings. Also, repair permissions before and after the install.
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how do I upgrade w/o buying Tiger or how do I get my hands on a copy of Tiger.
If your computer meets the technical specifications for Leopard you can install Leopard directly, without Tiger. You can get Leopard from Apple or from online retailers like Amazon. If you need help installing Leopard post back in the Leopard Installation and Setup forum
I did this recently using my local AppleMac store who downloaded Tiger from the web for me.
To the best of my knowledge, Tiger cannot be downloaded from the web, although Tiger updates can be, once the basic software is installed. For £100, at today's exchange rates, you can easily purchase the Full Retail Version on Leopard and have change to take home.