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    how can i wipe and reinstall the software on my ibook g4?
    hi, i received a used i-book g4, being my first mac computer, i have no idea how to do much on it. the computers software seems to be outdated and it hasn't been used for almost a year. whenever i try to access any settings for the computer or networking it tells me i do not have sufficient access privileges. the previous owner had a apple tech try to fix it also but it they cost a lot and he didn't want to pay him per hr.....neither do i, so there is a tech support account on the welcome page. does anyone know what i should do and how to do it or what i need to do it?

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    Hi Welcome to the Forum. First the Big question - did u get the original install discs with the iBook when you bought it. If so power on, pop the disk in and hold the C Key and you will be guided thru the install process.

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    no i did not get the disks with it, thats one of the major problems =b

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    Collin Bl's Avatar
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    In that case you need one of these;


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    but as you don't say which iBook you have u need to check it has a DVD reader if not then u need CDs which are harder to find.

    Look here for your specs
    Apple iBook Specs (All iBook Technical Specs) @ EveryMac.com

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    it has cd/dvd combo drive but dont mac os x tiger disks go for like 100+?

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    Yes they sure do which is why you should have asked for them to be included.

    Open the pocket and purchase.

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    well then i suppose its time to sell

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