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Upgrade macOSX 101

Have a G-4 with OSX 101.5 can I upgrade to OSX 105?

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  • mvjeff Mar 13, 2009

    Leopard prefered, will settle for tiger

  • mvjeff Sep 14, 2009

    Bought disk at best buy
    Tried to install
    message said I can not install ?

  • mvjeff Sep 14, 2009

    I have lepoard 10.5.6

  • mvjeff Sep 14, 2009

    what is a clean install and how do I do it?

  • JDTec
    JDTec May 11, 2010

    To upgarde your Mac OSX, you would have to purchase it from Apple or Best Buy. You can not simply download or borrow the software.

  • JDTec
    JDTec May 11, 2010

    There is no osx 105.

    Mac OS X versions are named after big cats. Prior to its release, version 10.0 was code named "Cheetah" internally at Apple, and version 10.1 was code named internally as "Puma". After the immense buzz surrounding version 10.2, codenamed "Jaguar", Apple's product marketing began openly using the code names to promote the operating system. 10.3 was marketed as "Panther", and 10.4 as "Tiger". "Leopard" is the name for the current release, version 10.5. The forthcoming version 10.6 is named "Snow Leopard". "Panther", "Tiger" and "Leopard" are registered as trademarks of Apple, but "Cheetah", "Puma" and "Jaguar" have never been registered. Apple has also registered "Lynx" and "Cougar" as trademarks.[.

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If you have OS X 10.1.5, you would have to do a fresh install of 10.5 because you can only upgrade to 10.5 from 10.3, anything before you would have to archive your data and do a clean install.

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Sometimes this can happen if you boot your computer from an external drive and then don't set it back to your HDD, but usually it will figure it out on its own and won't give you that icon for more than a second. Best of luck!

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