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My MAC is a G4 I need to upgrade to 10.4 before ...

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My MAC is a G4 I need to upgrade to 10.4 before upgrading to 10.5 ? Apple no longer supplies 10.4 and I will have to go to internet for a copy.
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  Aggie Mac Master replied 9 years ago.
Nope, you can go straight to Leopard from Panther. No need to waste time or money on Tiger.

The Leopard installer says it supports doing an "Upgrade" install from 10.3 or 10.4. (If you were running 10.2.8 or earlier you would have to use Archive & Install, or Erase & Install, or do a fresh install on a new drive.)

If you start with a fresh install of Leopard, I expect Migration
Assistant will support migration from a 10.3 system, because it would be consistent with the Upgrade option, and 10.4's Migration Assistant already supported that.

As with any operating system, you are best to do a clean install.
Otherwise, you will inherit any underlying problems of your present OS.

You probably can't migrate from 10.0 or 10.1, and they might have dropped support for migration from 10.2 as well (if it was even there in 10.4).
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