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    stevehyleck
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    PowerBook G3
    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

    Steve :confused:
    (Apple newbie - XP oldie)

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevehyleck
    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

    Steve :confused:
    (Apple newbie - XP oldie)
    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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    stevehyleck
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    re: start-up problem
    It is an apple Cd that says "iMac Software Install" - SSW version 9.0
    691-2464-A.

    Steve

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    stevehyleck
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    re: start-up problem
    error message is "This program can not run on your computer. See documentation for more information".

    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevehyleck
    It is an apple Cd that says "iMac Software Install" - SSW version 9.0
    691-2464-A.

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