3 Replies Latest reply: Apr 1, 2014 2:59 AM by lllaass
Cowroll Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Can a Mac mini os 10.4 tiger be upgraded?

Mac mini
  • John Lockwood Level 5 Level 5 (6,700 points)

    Cowroll wrote:


    Can a Mac mini os 10.4 tiger be upgraded?

    It should be upgradeably to Mac OS X 10.5.8 (Snow Leopard) but cannot be upgraded beyond that. If you want to run newer software then you should consider selling it off and buying either a new one or a newer second hand one.

  • K Shaffer Level 6 Level 6 (11,615 points)

    Does the Mini have an Intel CoreSolo. CoreDuo. Core2Duo...?

    Early models of these shipped with Tiger OS X 10.4, too.


    If the computer is an intel-based Mini, and not a Power-PC based Mini

    then it could run an OS X later than Leopard 10.5.8. The Intel-based

    models can run Snow Leopard (retail DVD) 10.6, & get a combo update

    download 10.6.8. A RAM upgrade may be necessary for best performance.


    So you could reply to this if so, then more info could follow.

    Good luck & happy computing!

  • lllaass Level 10 Level 10 (166,500 points)

    If you have a G4 processor then you can only go to 10,5,8

    If an Intel processor you can go to at least 10.6.8 and maybe higher (if sufficient memory)

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