New (to me) powerbook G4 help.

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by bedtimeforbonzo, Dec 3, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Mar 21, 2009
    Hi All.
    I just bought a powerbook G4 12 inch from a friend, and was wondering how I could make it mine and get all her stuff off it without doing a clean install, as it has some good software and music I wanna keep?
    Also, it didn't come with any discs, I have an old 15 inch G4, will the startup cds be the same if I do need to reinstall?
  2. macrumors 65816


    Jun 6, 2010
    Colorado, USA
    One of the closest you can get to this is creating a new user account, and deleting your friend's old one. You can do this in System Preferences under accounts.
  3. macrumors 6502

    Sep 14, 2008
    Put all the stuff you want onto an external hard drive.
  4. macrumors newbie

    Dec 2, 2010
    + 1. Really clever idea, and I will do it tmr.


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