Just got an old powerbook

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Old 12-05-06, 09:18 AM
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Just got an old powerbook

Hi i just got an old mac powerbook with mac os8.5 currently installed on it. I have the mac os 8.5 cd and would like to completely erase the hardrive and start over because of all the crap the previous owner had on it. Any ideas?
 
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Old 12-05-06, 10:41 AM
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You are right to want to completely erase the hard drive and start over. In fact, you should not have accepted it until your friend erased everything first. He was rather naive and foolish to give it to you with stuff already installed.

I would suggest that you contact Apple support.
 
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Old 12-06-06, 09:43 AM
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Or, just wait till someone with Mac experience reads this thread, and lets you know what to do..
Mac computers use a variant of the UNIX operating system, and are completely different from PCs running Windows, thus needing a totally different way of installing the OS..
 
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