Resetting/formatting my G4 Bk

Tamu 82 - Jan 24, 2009 at 04:08 PM
 lofttroll - Jan 27, 2009 at 12:13 AM
Hello everyone

I have just been given an old G4 mac book. It allows me to download various software updates but does not allow me to launch them, such as Skype and Safari. I am new to Mac and IT in general so any advice would be greatly appreciated. I have been told to basically reformat or reset whatever the terminology is the laptop. I have the CDs for installing mac book and the mac office so do you think i should do this?

IN the UK we have to pay like £30 pounds for an hour of help from Mac which is a total scam so i am hoping you will be able to help me.


1 reply

probable issue is the OS (operating system on your G4 is only Panther 10.3 to 10.3.9 )

you may need to invest in a copy of Tiger 10.4+ or if you are 1 Ghz's or better Leopard

find out under your apple on left side top desk top go about this computer