Fresh start on an old PowerMac G4.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by korimickster, Feb 8, 2006.

  1. korimickster macrumors newbie

    Jan 19, 2006
    I have a 533 MHz G4 at work and I need to wipe it completely free and start fresh on it. I don't have the Restore disk (it is a few years old) and I was wondering what the easiest way is to get a fresh start on the machine.

  2. ITASOR macrumors 601


    Mar 20, 2005
    The easiest way would be to buy a Tiger DVD (provided you have a DVD drive in probably do) and start up from it by holding down the option key on boot with the disk in the drive. Select the disk to start up from, use Disk Utility to clear and reformat the drive, and then go through the installer.

    You'll have a fresh machine with the newest OS.
  3. randas macrumors member


    Dec 3, 2005
    And of cource if you dont have a dvd drive apple will give it to you on cd for something like $5

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