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Old Feb 20, 2008, 01:25 PM   #1
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how to erase HD & install/upgrade OS for my old Powerbook G4 tibook

I have an old PowerBook G4/TiBook 1Ghz and want to erase everything on the drive to start over with a newer operating system (it is currently running on 10.3.9). What is latest OS that can run on this old baby and how do I erase everything and start from scratch? I'm an idiot when it comes to this kindda stuff! Thanks!

Here's the Hardware Overview:
Machine Model: PowerBook G4 15"
CPU Type: PowerPC G4 (3.3)
Number Of CPUs: 1
CPU Speed: 1 GHz
L2 Cache (per CPU): 256 KB
L3 Cache (per CPU): 1 MB
Memory: 512 MB
Bus Speed: 133 MHz
Boot ROM Version: 4.5.3f2
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Old Feb 20, 2008, 01:52 PM   #2
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she can handle leopard.

throw a disk in and hold down C when the computer is turning on, it'll walk you through the install procedure.

at one point it'll ask you what kind of install you wish to perform, select "erase and install"
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