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Master Geek

#110574 11-Oct-2012 17:42
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My nephew was given an eMac from his grandparents, it was running fine on a older version of Mac OS X, not sure on excat version.
Somehow my nephew changed a setting & the eMac has reverted back to an much older OS (9.2)
Is there anyway of reverting the eMac back to Mac OS X without reinstalling from disks (that we don't have)?

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Uber Geek

  #699843 11-Oct-2012 17:47
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It will likely be in the boot menu where you can select the version to load. So probably has both versions installed.


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  #699844 11-Oct-2012 17:51
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Control Panels > Startup Disk.


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Master Geek

  #699846 11-Oct-2012 17:56
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Thanks, will give that a try.

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  #699888 11-Oct-2012 19:18
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Behodar: Control Panels > Startup Disk.

Yes. Sounds like both OS's are installed, and can be dual booted. Was useful for apps that had not been updated for OSX.



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Master Geek

  #702334 17-Oct-2012 09:48
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Thanks Behodar that worked.

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Uber Geek

  #702357 17-Oct-2012 10:32
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For the eMac, before I upgraded to Leopard, I could press and hold the alt/option key immediately after pressing the power button, which would prompt for which disk you want to boot from (OSX or OS9).Could be handy to use, or something fun to play around with hahaha.

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