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Can I re-install OS X v10.5.8 on a Mac that's been updated to OS X 10.6.x?

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I'm looking to buy a used 2007 or 2008 imac. For some reason none of them seem to come with the orig. install discs, & most have been updated to either Snow leopard, or Lion. (It may sound odd to want to do this, but I have an Epson 545 printer, & the "Epson Scan" works with Mac OS X 10.5.8, but not 10.6.x or 10.7.x). Would it be as simple as wiping the hard drive, & downloading OS X 10.5.8? TIA!

iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8)


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