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Nov 24, 1999, 02:49 PM
I have a PowerTower 225 running OS8.6. Any thoughts on upgrading to OS9? We PowerComputees don't have the luxury of support any more, and are adrift in the Apple world, wondering when the balloon will pop. Every system advance involves trepidation as we wonder how far our hardware will take us. Any PowTow folk out there using 9? Thanks.

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Nov 24, 1999, 05:07 PM
Well, while I haven't tried it myself, I don't see why it shouldn't work. If you want to be sure it works, make a folder on your hard drive "old" or something, and put everything inside. Then do a clean install of OS 9. If it boots successfully, then it's probably safe to move everything to the new OS.

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Nov 27, 1999, 02:31 PM
I have a PowerTowerPro 250 and I'm running OS 9. It's very stable, despite having lots and lots of extra control panels and extensions. Nothing to worry about as long as you back up all your data first, just in case.
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Nov 29, 1999, 08:25 AM
You should check out the forum for MacOS 9 at the Power Computing forum at:

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Dec 14, 1999, 01:51 PM
so, if I also have a PowerComputing PowerCenter Pro 180, and can't seem to get any OS greater than 7.6 to run with any sense of stability, I probably have other problems right?

note: I recently had to replace the Processor card.

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Dec 14, 1999, 03:23 PM
Yep, definately sounds like a problem other than your OS... I have OS 9 running smoothly on a PowerCenter 150 (which has had a handful of G3/G4 upgrades in it... currently it has a G3/500, I think).
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Dec 15, 1999, 08:27 AM
I've got a PowerCenter Pro 240 upgraded with a 275 mhz RailGun G3 running OS9 smooth as silk. Make sure you update your apps for OS9.
Only problem I'm having is with Virex....newest version hanging at startup. Will have to try it on my G4 to see if it has the same problem.....
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