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How do you get System preferences on iBook?


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I am a usualy into windows but I recently baught a used Ibook G4 for 300 dollars. It works Fine but it lacks only one thing. System Preferences.(It lets you change settings on Mac). How can I get System preferences back? Its not in the Trash bin.
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If it's not in Applications you could reinstall it using Pacifist and your install disks.
Pacifist 2.5.2 - MacUpdate

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What version of the OS is on that iBook? OSX? 10.3? 10.4? 10.2?

Do you have the OS CD?
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Its an Ibook G4 Mac OS 10
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OS9? Try clicking on the Apple in the top left corner of the screen and look for Control Panels.
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My bad it's OS 10
I realy need to learn my roman Numerals.
There is no control panel on OS 10 the Apple symbol
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Ummm Hello? are you there? My bad it's OS 10
I realy need to learn my roman Numerals.
There is no control panel on OS 10 the Apple symbol
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You said OS9 so I told you where to go in OS9. In OSX click the apple and look for System Preferences. Is it there?
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Its there but when i click on it nothing happens.
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Then I would guess the System Preferences Application is missing from the Applications folder.

Click on the Apple and on About This Mac. What version of OSX is it? Like say 10.4.1 for an example.
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Its version 10.4.11
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If you do not have the install disks and seeing how it is a used computer I would go to ebay or craigslist and buy some install disks.
It is always a good idea to re-install the system on a used machine because you never know what the previous user has on there.
Make sure you get the black, "install on anything" disks and not the machine specific disks, which are grey. (someone correct me if I have this backwards)

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