Recent content by Michael Devereux

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    Canoscan not installing

    Thanks, Cory.
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    Canoscan not installing

    I've got mid 2011 iMac partitioned to run OS 10.6 (as well as 10.13). I've been successfully using a Canon scanner (CanoScan LiDE35) in the 10.6 partition for some time. I erased, then reinstalled the system software, 10.6, a while back. Now, even after erasing (I think) the previous Cannon...
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    SOLVED Thunderbolt cable between iMac and Seagate external drive?

    Thanks, Cory. The portable drive has a USB 3 port. Is there some sort of adapter to fit thunderbolt 1 to that port? Michael
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    SOLVED Thunderbolt cable between iMac and Seagate external drive?

    I've got a mid 2011 iMac computer running OS 10.13. It has some sort of thunderbolt port (thunderbolt 2, thunderbolt 3.....?). Can I connect to a Seagate slim portable drive (PN: 1E7AN4-501) also with some sort of thunderbolt port? Which cable do I need?
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    Install OS 9 on my powerbook

    Thanks for the reply, Cory. What I think I know now is that I can download a "universal" OS9 install disc from the site, Mac OS9 Lives, which is supposed to boot up essentially any power G4 computer. I'm still not completely sure about the "blessing" procedure, but there are instructions which...
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    "Blessing" an OS 9 system folder?

    It's not worked yet. The instructions for "blessing" the OS 9.2.2 system say to open the system suitcase. What is the system suitcase? Inside my system folder I find something labeled "system", but not something labeled "system suitcase". Additionally, there is no "names" option in the view...
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    SOLVED Slow copy to flash drive.

    I've got an iMac (2.5 GHz, Intel core i5) that takes forever to copy files to a flash drive connected to the USB 2 port. I'd like to copy a large file (about 10 GB) to the 64 GB flash. Even after 8 hours of trying, almost nothing has been copied. The message is that it will take some 6 - 8 days...
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    Install OS 9 on my powerbook

    I have an eMac computer running 10.5.8 in one partition and OS 9 in the other. I also have a PowerBook G4, partitioned in two, with one partition completely erased. Can I hook up a firewire between them, copy the OS9 files (including system folder, applications, etc.) to the PowerBook, then...
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    Cannot restore OS

    I've got a 2.5 GHz core i5 iMac with two partitions. I had system 10.13 running in one partition, and 10.6 runs in the other. While the computer was on and connected to the internet (I think) via Safari, while idle, it spontaneously restarted. This is the second time that's happened in the last...
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    "Blessing" an OS 9 system folder?

    I've got a power PC G4 MacBook partitioned in two. One partition runs OS 10.5. I erased the other partition then copied a functioning OS 9 system folder and applications and such from an older eMac computer. Question: what do I need to do so that when I start up the MacBook it recognizes the OS...
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    SOLVED Unable to change startup disc, Power Book G4

    I've got it working again, Cory. I think the problem may be a peculiar (or corrupted) thumb drive I tried to use as a backup. Same sort of problem occurred when I tried to use that same thumb drive to back up my iMac. Both now functioning. Thanks.
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    SOLVED Unable to change startup disc, Power Book G4

    I have a PowerBook G4 partitioned to run OS 10.4 and 10.5. I've transferred files from it to my mid 2011 iMac running OS 10.13 and 10.6 in separate partitions. I do know now that I must use the iMac as the target disc, not the PowerBook. So, after some trying, I was able to transfer files from...
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    SOLVED MS Word in OS 10.13 install disc?

    I have an OS 10.13 Repair/Install/Reinstall disc that I purchased online from a company in western New York. Would there normally be a version of MS Word in such a disc? If so, can I install MS Word without installing anything else from the disc? If so, how?
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