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spiznet Jan 30, 2003 05:26 PM
Power Computing 225 or 250 on OS 9.22 ???
I know this is a pretty old system, but can it run OS9.22. We need to upgrade in order to run the new version of QuickBooks (5) which only runs on 9.22 or OSX.


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bradoesch Jan 30, 2003 06:26 PM
I'm pretty sure that only OS X capable Macs can run 9.2.x.
 
Big Mac Jan 30, 2003 11:54 PM
There really should be a sticky about this. 9.22 only runs on G3s or better. You could upgrade with a G3/G4 card and then run XPostFacto to upgrade to OS X, but that's probably not worth it to you.
 
spiznet Jan 31, 2003 09:43 AM
I guess I should have provided more information:

1) I am never going to need to take this machine into OSX. I *do* need to take it up to 9.22 only to run the new Quickbooks software.

2) There is a Sonnet g3 upgrade card in the system. I know that any "real" g3 can be upgraded to 9.22, but am not sure of these older, upgraded mobo's.

Thanks in advance!


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Originally posted by Big Mac:
There really should be a sticky about this. 9.22 only runs on G3s or better. You could upgrade with a G3/G4 card and then run XPostFacto to upgrade to OS X, but that's probably not worth it to you.
 
bradoesch Feb 2, 2003 10:43 PM
You could try upgrading it. You might want to try it on another system folder in case something goes wrong.
 
The Dummy Feb 5, 2003 12:35 AM
Haven't tried it but probably will. It reads good.

http://os9forever.com/

:)

George
 
bradoesch Feb 5, 2003 12:42 AM
If you are gonna try it and the installer won't let you, you can manually extract the files you want using Tome Viewer. You can find this program on www.versiontracker.com
 
chris v Feb 5, 2003 01:06 PM
I'm pretty sure 9.0 or 9.1 is as far as you're going to get with that machine. Quite a few Power Computing owners (me included) have reported system behavior getting pretty weird running anything higher than 8.1, although it seems to be somewhat random.

Maybe with a G3 update card? Check with Sonnet.

CV
 
bradoesch Feb 6, 2003 10:15 AM
I just saw something at Other World Computing that lets older Macs run 9.2.x. It's a free product, at the expense of technical support. I think I'm gonna try it with my PowerMax computer and see how it goes.

I just checked and noticed that my clone isn't supported, but support is coming along. You can check your model at the compatibility page http://www.os9forever.com/Compatibility.html
 
Napier Feb 20, 2003 12:21 AM
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Originally posted by bradoesch:
I just saw something at Other World Computing that let's older Macs run 9.2.x. It's a free product, at the expense of technical support. I think I'm gonna try it with my PowerMax computer and see how it goes.

I just checked and noticed that my clone isn't supported, but support is coming along. You can check your model at the compatibility page http://www.os9forever.com/Compatibility.html
http://www.os9forever.com/ worked on my PowerTower 225

Good Luck
 
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