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    Roger Watts
    Question Eliminate OS 9 ?
    What would happen if I would deleate all of the OS 9 software?
    I haven't used it in two years. Would it affect OS X?

    Roger Watts

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    Avalon's Avatar
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    Jun 25, 2004
    Luxemburg, Europe
    PowerMac G5 Dual 2GHz (June 2004), 2.5GB, Airport, black 5G iPod 30GB, white MacBook 2.0 2GB
    No, you can safely remove your complete OS9 system without affecting OS X. The only thing that won't work anymore is Classic, because it needs an installed OS9.

    But if you don't use it anymore, just erase it. I had OS9 installed on a second, 6GB hard disk which I simply removed, and OS X still works fine, except Classic of course.

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    Dec 24, 2002
    Los Angeles, California
    2 x 3.0GHz Quad-Core, 6GB OS X 10.6.8 | 15in MacBook Pro 2.2GHz OS X 10.6.8 | 64GB iPad 2 WiFi
    If your OS 9 is small enough, make a copy of it on CD. Before you delete it, just in case something comes along that will need it.
    Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, It's about learning to dance in the rain!

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