How do you remove OS 9?

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  1. SLJ macrumors regular

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    How can I remove OS 9 without reinstalling OSX? I can't remove the system folder because of some errors.
     
  2. arn macrumors god

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  3. SLJ thread starter macrumors regular

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    The operation cannot be completed because item System is required by the Sytem.
     
  4. arn macrumors god

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    I assume you are doing this under OS X?

    Make sure Classic isn't running.

    System Preferences -> Classic -> Stop

    arn
     
  5. ReinhardW macrumors newbie

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    Instruction from apple or removal tool?

    I would feel better if there were "official" removal instructions from apple knowledge base! Or even better, a removal tool? Anything like that available?
     
  6. zarathustra macrumors 6502a

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    Just do what arn said. It's pretty much the official removal tool. ;)

    PS:

    It sounds like you are trying to throw away your OSX system folder. The folder labeled "System" is OSX, while the folder labeled "System Folder" is OS9.
     
  7. NavyIntel007 macrumors 65816

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    You most likely need Administrator priviledges to remove the OS 9 system folder (I did). There's also other Classic components floating around in the OS X system folder such as the Classic preferences. I suggest doing a search on www.macosxhints.com
     

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