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Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by jdizzel, Dec 16, 2003.

  1. jdizzel macrumors newbie

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    hey,

    I want to take my Mac G4 back to it's original setup (back to factory settings). could someone please tell me how to do this.

    Thanks
     
  2. cpjakes macrumors 6502

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    Well, assuming that you have the original installer CDs, you should boot off of one of them (by loading the CD in, restarting, and holding the C key on startup). Run software restore with the option to wipe the drive completely. In OS X, you have to run Disk Utility from the Installer menu. In OS 9, I believe it is an option before you install.

    This will erase all data and only install original software. Are you doing this because you're selling it or are you starting over with the machine?
     
  3. jdizzel thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks! actually, I am doing this to start over with the machine.
     
  4. manitoubalck macrumors 6502a

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    Fresh start is always a good move, removes all traces of crap that has accumulated over the years.
     

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