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I got a PowerBook G3 at a yard sale - no disks
Got it to boot using OS 9.0 from my aunts pc, but I get error message
"Can't use this version on my pc" - can't reinstall anything - but I do get the smiling face and boots to the CD (but not the disk)

It says family number M3553 on bottom on laptop.

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I got a PowerBook G3 at a yard sale - no disks
Got it to boot using OS 9.0 from my aunts pc, but I get error message
"Can't use this version on my pc" - can't reinstall anything - but I do get the smiling face and boots to the CD (but not the disk)

It says family number M3553 on bottom on laptop.

Help

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What type of OS 9 installation CD is it? What is the exact error message you receive when you try to install it?

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It is an apple Cd that says "iMac Software Install" - SSW version 9.0
691-2464-A.

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error message is "This program can not run on your computer. See documentation for more information".

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It is an apple Cd that says "iMac Software Install" - SSW version 9.0
691-2464-A.

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I think that's your problem. I believe you're going to need an actual full OS 9 Installation CD.

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