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I did a fresh install of Tiger from an upgrade disc...

by grimgraphix / October 23, 2007 1:38 AM PDT

... on a newly installed HD. I want to get Appleworks off of my original set of Panther software discs that came with my G4 iBook.

Is it as simple as dragging the program from the install disc (applications folder) onto my new HD or do I need to grab files from the library folder too?

Thanks all


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by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / October 23, 2007 4:25 AM PDT

would be good for you. You can then install Appleworks directly from the OS X installtion disk.

Alternatively, dragging the App from the old drive (Including stuff from the Library) will work too.

I'd start with the Pacifist route first.


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I will check out Pacifist.
by grimgraphix / October 23, 2007 8:16 AM PDT
In reply to: Pacifist

The old drive is fried.

For my own information, should I have installed the older Panther first? I figured since the Tiger disc was a full version, that it would be better to fresh instal from that, rather than start out with an older OS, and update it from there.



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What you did was fine
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / October 23, 2007 8:19 AM PDT

Unless there is something that you really want in an old OS, it is best to go with the newest one you have.

For everything else, there's Pacifist


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