Corrections to Your Power Macintosh 4400 User`s Manual

Corrections to Your Power Macintosh 4400 User’s Manual
Please note the following corrections to your user’s manual.
Page 92: Rebuild your desktop
Because of changes to the Extensions Manager control panel, the steps to
rebuild the desktop are now different from those presented in the user’s
manual. Here are the correct steps.
Open the Extensions Manager control panel.
To open the Extensions Manager control panel, choose Control Panels from
the Apple (K) menu. When the Control Panels window appears, double-click
the Extensions Manager icon.
In the Extensions Manager window, note the name of the set that is currently listed in the
Selected Set pop-up menu.
This name indicates the active set of installed extensions. You will need to
know this name later in the instructions so that you can restore the active set.
Choose New Set from the File menu.
The New Set dialog box appears.
Type Only Easy Open and click OK.
The Selected Set changes to Only Easy Open.
Choose All Off from the Edit menu to turn off all the items in the list.
Scroll through the list until you see the Mac OS Easy Open item. Then click the checkbox
next to Mac OS Easy Open to turn it on.
Click to put an X
in this box.
While holding down the Command (x) and Option keys, click the Restart button to
restart your computer.
Continue to hold down the x and Option keys during the startup process until
you see the dialog box that asks if you’re sure you want to rebuild your
desktop file. When the dialog box appears, you can release the keys.
Click OK.
The computer rebuilds the desktop. This can take several minutes.
IMPORTANT Do not stop the desktop-rebuilding process. Doing so could
damage your system files.
Open the Extensions Manager control panel again.
From the Selected Set pop-up menu, choose the name of the set that you noted in step 2.
This turns your original set of extensions back on.
Click the Restart button to restart your computer and activate the extensions.
Page 123: Installing or reinstalling system software
The steps to install system software are now different from those presented in
the user’s manual. Consult the information in this section if you need to
reinstall system software.
Note: Your Macintosh came with all the necessary system software installed
on its internal hard disk, so you don’t need to install system software on that
disk unless you want to upgrade to a more recent version of system software
or you encounter software problems.
m If you want to upgrade to a more recent version of system software, follow
the installation instructions that came with your system software upgrade.
m If you’re having a problem with your computer, reinstalling system
software may not be the right way to correct the problem. Before
reinstalling system software, refer to the detailed troubleshooting
information in Chapter 6, “Troubleshooting” in your Power Macintosh 4400
User’s Manual. If the troubleshooting information instructs you to reinstall
system software, refer to this section for installation instructions.
To install system software, follow these steps:
Start up your computer from the system software CD-ROM disc that came with your
Instructions are available on page 120 of your user’s manual.
Locate the Install Mac OS icon and double-click it.
A screen appears describing the four steps in the installation process.
Complete the first three steps that appear on the screen.
The first three steps are
m Read important information
m Update your hard disk driver
m Choose a disk for installation
Click the fourth button to begin installing the software.
The Software Installation dialog box appears.
Select the software you want to install from the list in the dialog box.
In addition to the optional software you choose in the list, the Installer is
preset to install the Mac OS 7.6.1 basic system, which includes these items:
m Mac OS 7.6.1 system software
m OpenDoc software
m OpenDoc Essentials software
If you do not want to install one or more of these items, click the Customize
button; these items will then appear in the list, and you can turn them off
To perform a “clean” installation of system software, click Options. In the screen that
appears, click the checkbox next to “Create additional System Folder,” then click OK.
Usually, you should not perform a “clean” installation, but if you are
experiencing problems or your computer seems slow, performing a clean
installation may help.
These are the differences between a normal and a clean installation of system
m A normal installation modifies your existing System Folder. It replaces
changed system files and adds new ones, but leaves alone other files (such
as fonts, extensions, and control panels that you have added).
m A clean installation creates a completely new System Folder on your hard
disk. The old System Folder is renamed “Previous System Folder.” Because
a clean installation creates a new System Folder, you must reinstall any
fonts, extensions, and control panels that you added or that came with
utility or application programs. This can be a complicated procedure.
Click Start to begin installing the software you selected.
Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the installation process.
When the installation is complete, restart your computer.
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Corrections to your Power Macintosh 4400 user’s manual