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Don't. Just install from scratch. Not that I've seen this problem, but I don't trust any sort of merging of system settings and stuff.
No, I meant to install XP on the iMac and see how well XP handles the CD.
Ok, I did it for you:
10.4.7: 15 seconds XP SP2: 22 seconds
you've spent more time whinging about it than it would have taken to reformat and reinstall.
While everything is supposed to "just work", Apple is a group effort of about 2000 people and not everything is of three-sigma reliability.
The migration buttistant is one thing I instinctively steer clear of. Little gain, a lot of potential pain.
Thing is, the only measure that matters is relative, how well they compete against competing PC solutions.
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Wegie Actually, no, it doesn't. When the slider is set to the left and it says...
CDR-DVDR is your friend.
Lemme guess, you have 512MB? 1GB is the min to avoid paging with any level of usage.
Finder has its issues, like when a network share drops out. But overall I prefer it over eg. the aged XP file explorer and other desktop GUIs I've used.
It's got some good positives to mitigate the various negatives.
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Elijah Baley Do you need the serial number of my iMac, Mac Jihadist? Why not just google the questions I asked in various forums for help. And another thing I...
So? It's not where I spend the bulk of my time & effort, and other than the network share drop-out problem (when the whole system freezes for 1 minute) its weaknesses aren't that big a deal.
OK. But the alternative to the Mac is presently XP, unless you want to try a Linux flavor.
Software creation is Hard, and Apple has done a pretty good job, which you can grok by comparing their work with their compebreastors.