Two new 17in iMac help!

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by Chad4Mac, Dec 26, 2002.

  1. Chad4Mac macrumors 6502

    Apr 20, 2002
    Los Angeles
    I got these two machines for my Boss' wife and daughter at MacroWarehouse, and unfortunitely they shipped with OS 9 and OS 10.1.5.

    We also bought 10.2.

    Can I simply use the 10.2 disk and wipe everything off the drive, OS 9 and 10.1.5 for a clean install? Or is there a better way to do this?

    ...Can't wait to set these babies up!

  2. loveshismac macrumors member

    Nov 21, 2001
    if you want to use classic.
    From my understanding if you need to use classic you MUST install it first.
    Then you can install any version of 10 ontop.
    If no need to use classic, you can start up off the 10.2 disk and wipe it and install 10.2 fresh.

    You can get tricky an set up partitions and have one (OS)on each if you like.
    But I doubt you will need that option.
    can cause confusion on new users.
    Hope that helps
    Concrats on the new machines.....u will love them

  3. Chad4Mac thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 20, 2002
    Los Angeles
    Thanks for your help...

    Don't need Classic, so I'll just use the 10.2 disk to wipe the hard drives and do a clean install. about fourty minutes I'll have two 17in iMacs side by side. That's going to suck! Maybe a picture is in store.


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