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    how to reset the operating system

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    Wink how to reset the operating system
    Does anyone know how to reset the operating system on my PowerBookG4. Its running OSX version 10.1.8. Essentially I want to reset it, as if it were a vrand new computer. Also, I am not worried about losing any information or files on it. Thanks!

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    MacHeadCase
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    Welcome to Mac-Forums, emacer.

    Simply use the CDs that came with your PowerBook and perform an Erase and Install. Insert disk one in the optical drive and restart holding down the C key.

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    how to reset the operating system

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    any other ways to do it? I don't think i have the cd's anymore.

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    MacHeadCase
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    You'll have to buy the full installer version of Mac OS X in that case. There is no other way.

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    how to reset the operating system

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    Well in that case, I have a really dumb question. How do I UNisntall programs?

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    MacHeadCase
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    I use AppZapper. Some will suggest AppDelete.

    But these are only for applications that don't have their own uninstaller like the Adobe products or Micro$oft Office.

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