Delete OS9

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Eckslusive, May 16, 2003.

  1. Eckslusive macrumors 6502

    Dec 12, 2002
    I just installed OSX and I know I wont need OS9 on my computer. To delete OS9, do I just place the System 9 into the trash?
  2. Wardofsky macrumors 65816

    Aug 6, 2002
    Re: Delete OS9

    Well, I don't use OS 9 at all unless there is an error with a drive and I use Norton.

    Deleting the OS 9 system folder would just delete the system files (duh) but if (for some reason) you tried to start up in 9 it wouldn't be pretty.

    I don't recommend it but it's not my computer, ask a pro...
  3. CMillerERAU macrumors regular

    May 12, 2003
    my question is why don't you just leave 9 on the computer? Never know when you might need it in an emergency and takes up relatively little space on the humongo hard drives that come with macs these days.
  4. Duff-Man macrumors 68030


    Dec 26, 2002
    Albuquerque, NM
    Duff-Man says....I agree with cmillererau. Unless you really need the little bit of HD space that OS 9 is using, just leave it still comes in handy for running some utils and you never know when you might come across some stupid old file/app that needs it....oh yeah!
  5. rainman::|:| macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2002
    personally if you don't need to use classic i see no reason to keep it on your system. Deleting the System Folder will get rid of the OS, you also need to trash your OS 9 Applications.

    Other than that, there are occasional invisible files here and there, but nothing serious-- that's the bulk of OS 9.


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