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Originally Posted by Marrk View Post
No operating system disks. Just Installation disks.
Same thing...just different terminology. If the floppy disks you have are "Apple System Software"...then those are "Operating System Disks".

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Originally Posted by Marrk View Post
I tried starting an install process and it didn't give me an option for a clean install.

Is it even possible to erase these hard drives?
Of course the hard drive in an LCIII are erasable...all hard drives are erasable regardless of age (assuming they're in operating condition).

To erase the hard drive...you need to "boot" the computer from the floppy disk labeled "System Tools" (or something like that). Then launch a program called Disk Utility or Disk Tools...and erase the HD.

Then you need to "reboot" the computer from what's probably "Install Disk #1" or "System Software #1" (or something like that)...to install the operating system.

Remember...we're talking about a 20+ year-old computer & software...so different terminology may be used than what we're used to today using our Macintosh/Apple devices.

Also realize that those OLD System Software install floppies may or may not even work. Floppy disk media is not the most stable...and over the course of 20+ years...they may not work so well. One error...and the whole system software install may be impossible. So keep your fingers crossed!

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