Enabling Classic

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Lurk, Jan 8, 2006.

  1. Lurk macrumors member

    Apr 2, 2004
    Garden Grove, California
    Hello everyone. I'm stuck trying to install an application that needs classic.
    Powerbook G4 15"
    Mac OS X Tiger 10.4.3

    I go into System Preferences > Classic

    The specific message I get is:
    While reading that a little more in-depth, I need to install Mac OS 9, any ideas where I would get a copy of this and/or what type of compatibilty and effects it would have on the system?
  2. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

    IJ Reilly

    Jul 16, 2002
    If you bought the PowerBook new, OS9 install discs should have come with the computer. Otherwise, I don't know if OS9 can be purchased new from Apple. (Anyone?) For used, try eBay.

    As for compatibility, with the installation of Classic, you'd be able to run virtually any application ever produced for the Mac -- which I think is very cool. It's all addition, no subtraction!
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    Yes, you should be able to install this from system restore DVDs or CDs (but NOT from a Tiger install DVD that did not come with a computer).
  4. danny_w macrumors 601

    Mar 8, 2005
    Austin, TX
    This is the message that you get if you have not installed Classic support; you still have a Classic icon in the System Preferences, however. I just installed Classic on my iMac with 10.4.3, and it was on the install disk #2. Install disk #1 includes Tiger and apps, and disk #2 includes Classic and the installer for Classic.

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