os9- do i really need it?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mlecho, Mar 29, 2006.

  1. mlecho macrumors newbie

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    hi guys...i have never used os9 since making the switch 3 years ago. Do i really need this on my powerbook G4? How much memory is it using, and if we all agree i can uninstall it, how do i go about doing so? I don't want to mess up my machine, but if it is a good amount of memory, i could really use the space. Can you all advise?

    thanks
    ps- hope this i was a good place to ask this question.
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    If you've never used it then it won't be using any of your RAM. I don't know how much hard drive space it'll take up because I don't have it installed on either of my Macs, and haven't for quite some time. To remove it, follow this guide. :)
     
  3. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    If you don't use it, you don't really need it. Heck, I don't use it and I've been using a Mac since 1991. I think I have it on my machine for nostalgia factor, but that is a lame reason. But like the Jew said, it doesn't take any RAM if you don't use it.
     
  4. mlecho thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks guys...before i do the deed, can any of you think of any reason i should NOT remove the os9???
     
  5. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    Maelstrom.
     
  6. gekko513 macrumors 603

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    And don't do this.
     
  7. CorvusCamenarum macrumors 65816

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  8. trogdor! macrumors regular

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    Yah, I would make sure all the programs you use are os x programs and classic is never opened, then you should be ok to remove it.
     
  9. ImNoSuperMan macrumors 65816

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    I dont think you should worry too much. Just remove it if you dont want it. You can always reinstall it from the tiger cd.
     
  10. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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