3 Replies Latest reply: Jan 13, 2013 8:15 AM by Niel
WoodyWW Level 1 Level 1

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)
  • Niel Level 10 Level 10

    You need to install 10.5.8 from a compatible install DVD onto a blank partition or drive; you don't necessarily need to erase the entire internal drive, but if you choose to repartition it, you may lose the ability to use Boot Camp.



  • WoodyWW Level 1 Level 1

    Are you saying that I couldn't download 10.5.8, but I'd need the install DVD? I just want to run 10.5.8 on the internal HD; I wasn't planning to partition the HD to also run a different OS. Thanks.

  • Niel Level 10 Level 10

    You need the install DVD. No web downloads of 10.5 or 10.6, either free or paid, are available to the general public.