Does PowerBook G4 restore CD remove everything?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Changepoint, Nov 18, 2008.

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    Changepoint

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    I'm selling PowerBook and want to clean up everything beforehand, but I don't want apps like PS and Dreamweaver to be deleted. Does the restore CD that comes with the PB remove all the 3rd party apps I've installed?

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  2. macrumors 6502a

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    The restore will do a fresh install and erase your apps.

    My suggestions:

    Option 1 - Just reinstall the apps after a system restore. You have the install CDs, right??

    Option 2 - Create new user account, then delete the old accounts. Use disk utility to erase the free space. Your software will still show your details.
     
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    Changepoint

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    I don't have the install CD's. Would it be possible to copy the Apps onto a flash drive and copy them back on after the restore?
     
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    TDM21

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    I would suggest booting from your Restore DVD and using Disk Utility to erase the drive. You can set the security options to zero the drive if you want. Once that is done finish running the restore. That should make the system appear the same as the day you bought it.
     
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    Darth.Titan

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    No you can't just copy the apps to a flash drive. There are many support files installed for those apps besides just the .app file and they won't work without them.

    While this isn't what you want to hear, you shouldn't include software to which you cannot provide the (original) install media. That violates most EULAs and pretty much screams, "bootleg".

    That's my opinion, take it for what it's worth...
     
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    Changepoint

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    but I won't get as much for it!! :eek:
     

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