Classic - can I remove completely?

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  1. robeen macrumors newbie

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    I am waiting shipment of my first home mac (I am a new switcher).
    What stopped me before was OS9: and I still hate OS9 - and I don't want it on my new computer. Any app that still uses classic I don't want. I want the hard drive space back, and I want a clean break from classic.

    Can I install OSX with no OS9/classic option?

    If I can't do that - can I uninstall classic from OSX? What happens to the classic thing in the System Preferences?

    thanks!
    Rob
     
  2. doctorhook macrumors member

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    Just Custom Install OS X and do not include OS 9. You save quite a bit of disc space as a bonus.

    doctorhook
     
  3. slowtreme macrumors 6502

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    I deleted OS 9 and I don't think I've missed it. I once wanted to use calc or something, but that's about it.
     
  4. idkew macrumors 68020

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    i haven't used 9 since 10.1 was released.


    slowtreme- there is a calculator that comes with os x... you don't need os 9's.
     
  5. revenuee macrumors 68020

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    I'm pretty sure you don't have to worry about OS 9, because the new computers only boot into 10... as far as classic is concerened... follow the advice given by the other guys...

    Note: i'm curious, what do you have against OS 9
     
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  7. tomf87 macrumors 65816

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    If OS X and OS 9 are on the drive, you can simply boot to OS X and remove the Applications (OS 9) and System folders. Make sure you remove the System folder without the X on it (that's the OS X folder). Empty the trash and it's gone.

    As for saving space, I only save about 1 - 2 GB. Not much compared to my 80GB drive, but I like having the space.
     
  8. robeen thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well: I want the clean break. I hate wasting memory (both RAM and hard drive space), I prefer the new style of OSX.

    OS9 reminds me of the days when macs had no pre-emtive multitasking, or protected memory management etc. etc. - and I just don't want to be reminded of all that!!

    If an app isn't ported to OSX - I don't want it, and I don't want to support a company that won't embrace OSX.

    thanks everyone for the help - now I know when my iMac comes what to do...(and its flying to me right now!!)

    Rob
     
  9. ColoJohnBoy macrumors 65816

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    Finder won't let me delete the OS9 System Folder - no matter how I change permissions, it says the folder cannot be deleted because it is needed by the system. I removed the Applications folder with no problems, but this is being a royal pain in my ass. Any ideas, short of doing a clean install?
     
  10. tomf87 macrumors 65816

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    Go into System Preferences and hit Classic. Make sure it is stopped. If it is running, click Stop and let it stop before emptying the trash.
     
  11. revenuee macrumors 68020

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    My OS 9 system files + applications take up 650 MB... not worth deleting...

    thats just me though -

    note :i did a clean install of both OS's and didn't install any overlapping software...
     
  12. iPC macrumors 6502

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    650MB on my 30GB iBook hdd is worth deleting...
     
  13. 1macker1 macrumors 65816

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    I havent seen one, but if you find one, please post where you found it at. That 3D calculator in OS 9 classic is quite handy.
     
  14. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    I've checked the website of the company that makes it, and they said there are no plans on an OS X native version. I think it was because almost no one paid for an upgrade from the version distributed with 9.
     
  15. revenuee macrumors 68020

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    If you go to the software download section under OS X and then click on software for math, there are a few there... and they are free full functional...
     

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