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Archived - Apple Software Restore: How to Perform a Single Disc Restoration

This article explains how to use Apple Software Restore to reinstall the operating system and application programs that came with your computer.

Note: This article is not about the Apple Restore program that came with some Macintosh Performa computers.

This article has been archived and is no longer updated by Apple.
Important: If your computer came with only Mac OS 9.1 or earlier installed on the hard disk, you should follow the steps in this article. If your computer came with both Mac OS 9.1 and Mac OS X installed on the hard disk, you should follow the steps outlined in article 60847: "Apple Software Restore: How to Perform a Multiple Disc Restoration."

Apple Software Restore allows you to restore the operating system and application programs that came with your computer.

Follow these steps to restore software to your hard disk:
    1. Find the Software Restore CD that came with your computer.
    2. Insert the disc into the drive.
    3. Choose Restart from the Special menu to restart the computer.
    4. Press the C key until the "Welcome to Macintosh" message appears. (This key allows the computer to start up from the CD.)
    5. Locate and double-click the Apple Software Restore icon.




    Figure 1 Apple Software Restore configurations
    Note: Versions of Apple Software Restore prior to 1.3.1 do not have the Volume Format option.

    6. Select the configuration you wish to restore, then click Restore.
    7. When the process is finished, Restart your computer to use the new software.
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