7 Replies Latest reply: Feb 23, 2013 11:20 AM by OGELTHORPE
iVinDon Level 1 Level 1

From where can I download Mac OSX 10.5 ?

  • seventy one Level 6 Level 6
    expertise.peripherals
    Peripherals

    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

     

    .Can I download OSX 10.5: Apple Support Communities

  • OGELTHORPE Level 8 Level 8

    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:

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/SP575

     

    Ciao.

  • seventy one Level 6 Level 6
    expertise.peripherals
    Peripherals

    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.

  • dblb Level 1 Level 1

    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 

  • OGELTHORPE Level 8 Level 8

    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;

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/sp575

     

    You can install Snow Leopard over Tiger.  You do not need Leopard.  A Snow Leopard disk can be obtained from the Apple online store.

     

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

     

    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.

     

    Ciao.

  • dblb Level 1 Level 1

    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!

  • OGELTHORPE Level 8 Level 8

    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.

     

    Ciao.