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

xolmusic

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Dec 2, 2005
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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?
 

yellow

Moderator emeritus
Oct 21, 2003
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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.