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When I try to install Leopard on my iMac Iget a message that it cannot be installed on my computer unless I make some changes which will erase my hard disc completely. Is there no way around thiks?

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You should have enough space around 30 - 40 gb to install leopard .

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That is because Leopard will reformat the drive. Best option is to backup what is on your hard drive then follow the installation from there. It makes the OS more stable that way.

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