Installing an operating system?

fgreco

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Sep 6, 2007
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I want to know how to install an operating system on a mac. I know how to do it on a windows based computer but, not a mac iam new to them. if someone could break it down for me I would know how to do it. thanks for all help in advance. Hi to everyone I am new.
 

swiftaw

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Jan 31, 2005
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Depends on the operating system.

If you are talking about OSX, it is already installed but if you want to reinstall it, just pop in the restore CD and follow the instructions.

If you are talking about Windows, then you need either Bootcamp if you want to dual boot, or something like Parallels or VMWare if you want to run windows inside of OSX.
 

GimmeSlack12

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Apr 29, 2005
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Step One: Put in DVD/CD.
Step Two: Double Click Installer.
Step Three: Select drive and Install.
Step Four: Don't waste time installing drivers or any other crap, just fill in the registration and get to work.

Its so easy fgreco. So so so easy.
 

fgreco

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Sep 6, 2007
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Step One: Put in DVD/CD.
Step Two: Double Click Installer.
Step Three: Select drive and Install.
Step Four: Don't waste time installing drivers or any other crap, just fill in the registration and get to work.

Its so easy fgreco. So so so easy.

I can do this even if the drive is wiped clean with nothing on it? This sounds very easy. also I just am concerned with mac operating systems not windows on a mac.

I really feel that defeats the perpose of a mac if you have windows on it but, maybe windows works better on a mac I really dont know mac's. Thanks to all.
 

fgreco

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Sep 6, 2007
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So the operating system disc acts as a bootup disk...right? I get what your saying. Now what if you dont have a DVD Drive. Is there an operating system on a CD?
 

Winckle

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Sep 5, 2007
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If your mac is that old, you can fill in a special form to ask for a CD version of 10.4.

What mac are you installing the OS onto?
 

fgreco

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Sep 6, 2007
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I dont have a mac yet I am looking on ebay cause I dont have that much money to buy a new one. Anyway I am looking for a power mac G4. It has single processor confirguration and I want OS 10.4 Tiger on it I would have a gig of memory.