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12 Can I get system 7.0.1, 7.1 or 7.5 on 800k disks? (Macintosh system software)




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This article is from the Macintosh system software FAQ, by Elliotte Harold elharo@shock.njit.edu with numerous contributions by others.

12 Can I get system 7.0.1, 7.1 or 7.5 on 800k disks? (Macintosh system software)

As of this writing Apple has not made any system software after
7.0 available on 800K floppy disks, and it is unlikely that they
will ever do so. You can still install System 7.5 from a CD-ROM.

If you can somehow get copies of the floppy disks onto your hard
drive, either via a friend's machine with an external hard disk or
through a network, you can install from that hard disk. On your
friend's machine drag the icon for each floppy disk onto the hard
drive you'll use to do the install. The Finder will make copies
of the contents of each disk and put them in folders labelled
"Disk 1," "Disk 2," and so on. Place all the disk folders in
another folder, and label that folder "Net Install". Then open the
Disk 1 folder, take out the installer application and script and
place it at the top level of your Net Install folder. If
necessary you now need to shut down your friend's Mac and move
their external hard drive to your Mac. Once the hard drive has
been connected to the Mac on which you want to install the new
system software, launch the installer.

You can also use the free utility ShrinkWrap to mount the images of
the 1400K System 7.0.1 disks on your hard drive and install from the
image rather than a floppy. Be warned, however, that installing
system software from mounted images is a notoriously unreliable
procedure. Be sure you make a complete backup of your hard disk and
have a set of system disks on genuine floppies before attempting to
install from mounted images. See

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