how do i upgrade to os 9 from os 8.5

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by Steven1621, Jun 28, 2003.

  1. Steven1621 macrumors 6502a

    Steven1621

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    i recently came into possession of an old iMac computer. i want to upgrade it to os 9. i have the disk and all but it won't seem to upgrade. even when i put the disk in at startup and hold c, nothing happens. is there a way that i can just reformatt and reinstall the os?
     
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    Re: first things first

    If it won't even boot from the CD, the current OS is irrelevant.

    Try putting the OS 9 CD in, then using the Startup Disk control panel to select the CD, and reboot. Hopefully that'll force it to boot up from the CD and let you install OS 9.
     

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