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How to uninstall OS9 on my imac running OSX?
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Sep 8, 2004, 10:15 PM
 
I can't seem to get Classic to run on OSX, so I want to do a clean install of OS9.

How do I do this? How do I uninstall OS9 on my imac running OSX?
     
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Sep 9, 2004, 04:46 AM
 
You should be able to drag the Classic folder(s) to the trash, then use Software Restore to add Classic back in.

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Sep 11, 2004, 09:20 AM
 
The easiest way to get an OS 9 system folder for Classic is to copy a valid one from another drive. If you have an older iMac, you can reinstall OS 9 by using the OS 9 CD. If you have to use Software Restore CDs (depending on whether your Mac came with them or not), things will get messy since you'll disrupt your current installation. If you have a newer Mac that is not OS 9 bootable, then use the Hardware Test/Additional Software CD that came with your Mac.

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Sep 20, 2004, 09:18 PM
 
I also wanted to install OS9, and I've done both the drag-and-drop and restore-disc methods, and although I can start Classic, I can't boot from the OS9 system folder after I select it in the "Startup Disk" control panel.

But, try it for yourself.
     
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Sep 21, 2004, 04:40 AM
 
You did not say what model Mac you're on, but note that newer Macs are incapable of booting into OS 9.

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