Can you tell if an OS has been re-installed?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by xolmusic, Dec 28, 2005.

  1. xolmusic macrumors newbie

    Dec 2, 2005
    Is there a way to tell if my imacg5 has ever had a re-install of its operating system.

    I'm curious to know how many times it has been re-installed?
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus


    Oct 21, 2003
    Portland, OR
    AFAIK, there's no way to know.

    There's no reinstallation 'ticker' or anything.

    If there's a /Previous Systems/ directory at the root of the drive, you can see that it was reinstalled, but if it was erased/installed (or /Previous Systems/ was removed), you'll never know.

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