2 Replies Latest reply: Mar 30, 2007 7:15 AM by Allan Sampson
HHood Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Hi there,

Is it possible to reinstall 10.4.9 if I don't have the disk that came with my computer?

Thanks!

iBook G4, Mac OS X (10.4.9)
  • 1. Re: Reinstalling 10.4.9 w/o original disk
    Templeton Peck Level 9 Level 9 (58,265 points)
    If you want to reinstall the entire operating system, then no. You must have the disc.

    If you just want to reinstall the 10.4.9 update, then download the update again and reinstall it.

    please clarify what your goal is.
  • 2. Re: Reinstalling 10.4.9 w/o original disk
    Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (123,340 points)
    If you don't have the install package that shipped with this Mac when new and if not Tiger and you purchased a Tiger retail install package to upgrade the OS, you need both install packages.

    The original install package includes additional software provided by Apple for this Mac model that is not included with a Tiger retail install package.

    You need the original install package in case you need to reinstall an individual application only without having to re-install the entire OS, re-installing the entire OS and all included software via an Archive & Install or an Erase & Install and last but not least, the ability to run Disk First Aid repair via Disk Utility on your hard drive or boot volume.

    Regardless what your actual intentions are, you need to get your hands on a replacement install package - the original install package that shipped with this Mac when new which is model and build specific.